Editing objects, layout parts, and the layout background > Formatting and setting up field objects in Layout mode > Specifying formats for time fields
Specifying formats for time fields
1. In Layout mode, select one or more time fields or calculation fields with a time result.
2. Click Inspector Inspector button in the layout bar, then click the Data Data tab.
3. In the Data Formatting area, click Time Time button, then select the formats you want to use from the Format list.
To display times
Do this
Exactly as entered
For Format, select As entered.
In a predefined format
For Format, select a format from the list.
With leading zeros (as in
05:09:02) or leading spaces (as in
 5: 9: 2)
For Leading character, choose options.
Using a different Japanese time display (if you’re using a font that contains Japanese characters)
In the Japanese area, choose a Numeral type.
With different text formatting
Use the Appearance Appearance tab in the Inspector to choose text attributes. See Specifying text formats for fields.
Using the current system formats for times
For Format, select Short System Time (for example, 8:23 AM) or Long System Time (for example, 8:23:54 AM).
FileMaker Pro formats times based on the current system formats when the file is opened.
If you want to format the seconds component to display fractional seconds, continue with the next step.
4. Click the Data Data tab, then click Number Number button in the Data Formatting area.
5. Select the formatting options you want.
Only two options affect the display of the seconds component: Fixed number of decimals and Decimal separator.
6. Press Enter or Tab, or click outside the Inspector to apply the changes.
Related topics 
About time fields
Specifying formats for fields containing numbers