I’m writing a novel that spans a considerable period of time and uses some flashbacks. I wanted to create a Collection that is in chronological order b/c the novel itself is not told in a straight linear fashion.
I’ve created the collection and moved some of the documents from the binder into it. In my custom meta data, I created a field called Year so that I can keep track . I set up (or tried to set up) a custom date format so that I would get the month and year. I need all 4 digits of the year b/c some dates are in the 1800s and some are in the 1900s. (I used MMM YYYY).
However, I will type in a date and it keeps being changed to a different date. For example, Apr 1894 keeps being changed to Dec 1890. I have this issue whether I’m in the binder looking at the meta data or trying to edit it in the Collection.
I don’t understand what the problem is. Never had this issue until version 3 when the calendar icon also shows up in the data field.
ETA: Tried deleting the custom metadata date field – though okay, I’ll just do it as text instead of date. But what’s interesting is that although I deleted ALL custom metadata fields, they show up in the sidebar as blank space, including the former date one with the little icon calendar. So how do I get rid of that? It’s like shadow data.