Dates and Times

Use 'to' in date and time ranges – not hyphens, en-rules, or em dashes. Here are some examples of how we write different date/time types:

  • The software was available from 2011 to 2013.
  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • 10 November to 21 December

When space is an issue, e.g. tables, publication titles, etc., you can use truncated months:

  • Jan, Feb, Mar, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec
  • 5:30pm (not 1730hrs)
  • midnight, not 00:00
  • midday, not 12 noon, noon or 12pm
  • 10am to 11am (not 10–11am)
  • When referring to ‘today’ (e.g. in a news article) make sure you include the date as well. For example: “Adobe announced today (7 April, 2013) that…
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