I love it when I get questions from my fellow MacGenealogists. It helps me to produce content that will be helpful. Chances are that if you have a question, others have the same question. Dwaine asked this question in a comment yesterday:
When I first started doing research into my family tree, I opened folder using heading such as Births, Deaths etc. In the folder I filed the information under dates the occasion occurred on as follows: If the Birth occurred on January 11, 1940 the file name would begin with 1940 01 11. All subsequent earlier dates would appear in order after this date and, of course dates previous to this dated would also appear in order, low to high, before the January date. Can this format on dates – 1940 01 11 be used instead of Jan 11 1940?”
There are five patterns of date formats that Reunion 9 supports. There are also options for characters to separate the parts of the date (ie. day, month, and year) as well as the case, abbreviation, and display of the month (literal or numeric). Finally, there is a setting for the default century. Making a change in to this preference panel will automatically change how dates display throughout the software.
The preference pane is small and packed with powerful options. I recorded this video from the MacGenealogist Archives: Date Format Secrets in Macintosh Genealogy Software Reunion 9 for Mac, to explain it all for you. Have a look at the video. Do you prefer a different setting?