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How to Change Your Punch Time Display Format

Tracking and displaying time is at the heart of any time clock program so it's nice when your time clock software is flexible in how time and dates can be formatted. Your Virtual TimeClock software relies on the date and time formats set by your operating system to control the display of those elements in the time and attendance program, most noticeably in the main time clock program window and on your employee time card reports. This is what makes Virtual TimeClock so successful all over the world, it can adapt to just about any business environment and most cultural settings that require special date and time formatting.

A common request is how to display punch times in military time, which operates off a 24-hour clock.

How to change the time format on Mac
  1. Open the Date & Time system preference.
  2. Click Open International.
  3. Click the Formats tab.
  4. Click the Customize button in the Times section.
  5. Click the hour drop-down list and choose one of the 24-hour clock formats.
  6. Click OK and then restart your time clock program for the change to take effect.
 

How to change the time format on Windows

  1. Open the Date and Time Control panel.
  2. Click Regional and Language Options.
  3. Click Customize this format.
  4. Click the Time tab.
  5. Click the Time format drop-down list and choose one of the 24-hour clock formats.
  6. Click Apply and then restart your time clock program for the change to take effect.