Access Form - Short Date Format - Unbound Box

I have created an access form - with the outbound box formatted to be short date - which I will later then base a query on to retrieve these dates.

However, when I am in form view, I do not see the "/" as day, month, year separated for the user to clearly see where the separation occurs.

Thank you
exp vgAsked:
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
do you see a calendar on the right of the textbox when you click on the textbox?

try, doing this
in the design view of the form, select the unbound textbox then hit F4
select the Format tab
set the Format to Short Date
set the Show Date Picker to For dates

see how it goes..
exp vgAuthor Commented:
Thanks - it was already set "For Dates"

Unfortunately I do not see the "/" still. I thought these would appear automatically.

I do see the calendar to the right of the box as well.
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
oh. you mean the mask? i suggest not to use it.
just use the calendar to pick the date..
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exp vgAuthor Commented:
Do you know where the Mask is so if I choose to use it I can? I can indicate instructions that the user selects dates from the calendar.

Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
if you want to use it instead of the calendar, select the Data tab and select the format Short Date in the
Input Mask property..

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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
Also , ...go back to the source table...

Make sure the Format property of this field is set for Short Date in the table properties.

This format should be carried to the form without you having to set the format of the form textbox manually...

But your issue is odd...?
Can you post a screenshot?
Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented: can ignore my post.
I see that Rey is already on the way to getting you sorted...
exp vgAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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