Pathagoras let's you present the same date in both the 'regular' (e.g., "August 23, 2019"), 'extended' (e.g.,"23rd day of August, 2019") and shortened (e.g., '8/23/19') formats in different locations in the document, based on a single presentation of that date. It is done simply by appending certain 'arguments' to the base date variable.

So, in one document location, create the 'base' date variable. E.g., [Date of Contract]

In a second location, create the identical variable, but add the text "(ext)" (or other appropriate argument) immediately after the end of the variable name and before the closing bracket. E.g., [Date of Contract(ext)]

When you scan the document with Instant Database, only the base variable will appear on the IDB screen. Provide a date in the adjacent text block on the IDB screen.

When you press the Next button, the variables [Date of Contract] and[Date of Contract(ext)]will be replaced with the appropriately formatted dates.

   Base date, ccompleted with the date August 23, 2020:

[Date of Contract]                    =  August 23, 2018)

  Acceptable arguments (shown in bold, but emphasis not required):

o[Date of Contract(ext)]     =  twenty-third day of August, 2020

o[Date of Contract(num)]     =  8/23/20

o[Date of Contract(num4)]   =  8/23/2020

o[Date of Contract(day)]     =  23

o[Date of Contract(month)] =  August

o[Date of Contract(mon)]     =  Aug

o[Date of Contract(year)]   =  2020

o[Date of Contract(yr)]       =  20