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Change your doc's time zone

Learn how to change your doc's time zone to ensure that all of the times in your doc are accurate for your team

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With Coda, each doc can have its own time zone. This allows teams to work in the time zone of their choice. Your chosen time zone will apply to everyone in the doc, and will be used for automations, formulas, calendars, timelines, and more.

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Change your doc’s time zone

ℹ️ If we support the timezone you are in, then we will default to the time zone of the browser when you create a new doc. If we do not yet support your timezone we will default your doc to PST (pacific standard time).

To change the time zone of an existing doc, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of the doc

  2. Select Region and dates from the menu

  3. Click into the Time zone dropdown, and choose your desired time zone from the list. See the section below on supported time zones.

  4. You will see a window notifying you that this action will change the time zone for everyone in the doc. To complete the change, choose either Convert times or Keep times.

    1. If you select Convert times, you will change all manually entered values to the new time zone. For example, 10:00 EET will become 19:00 PST.

    2. If you select Keep times, manually entered values will remain the same but set in the new timezone. For example, 10:00 EET will become 10:00 PST.

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Now the doc’s time zone has been changed. The new time zone will apply to all collaborators in the doc. The following changes also occur:

  • Automations will run in the updated doc time zone

  • Calculated formulas will show values in the updated doc time zone

  • Timestamps for row activity & comments will show in the user's local time zone

Set the time zone for all future docs

If you want all future docs you create to have a specific time zone, you can set this preference in your account settings. Just follow the steps below:

  1. In any doc, click on your avatar in the upper right corner

  2. Select account settings

  3. Find the New document default section

  4. Click into the Time zone dropdown, and choose the desired time zone from the list.

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That’s it! All new docs you create will now automatically have that time zone. If you need to change any specific docs to a different time zone, you can do so via the steps in the previous section.

Time zone formulas

You also have access to two time zone formulas to help you see what the current browser and document timezones are:

  • CurrentTimezone() - Returns the time zone of the user accessing to the doc

  • DocumentTimezone() - returns the time zone of the document which may be different from the CurrentTimezone

  • Now(), Today(), and other time-based formulas will reflect the doc's time zone

Calendars and timelines

You can also customize a calendar view or timeline's time zone. New calendars and timeline charts will default to the timezone of the doc, but you have a few options to change it for your scenario:

  • Match the calendar or timeline chart's timezone and the doc's timezone

  • Match the calendar or timeline chart's timezone to the user viewing it using the user's computer's timezone

To update the time zone for a calendar or timeline, follow these steps:

  1. Hover over the calendar or timeline, and click Options in the upper right corner

  2. From the menu, choose Calendar display or Timeline display

  3. Find the Time zone field and make your selection

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Supported time zones

Coda currently supports a wide range of timezones, including most time zones in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand as well as select other regions worldwide. Due to complexities in timezone data, certain timezones are not yet available. If your specific location is not in the list, you may be able to choose a different location in the same timezone, or an alternative location with the same UTC offset.

FAQs

Does changing the timezone change for everyone in the doc?

Yes. Coda is a collaborative doc environment so many controls like time zone are also collaborative. Each doc can only have one time zone, and this time zone will apply to everyone in the doc.

Who can change the doc’s time zone?

Any Doc Maker with edit access to the doc can change its time zone.

Does the time zone reflect DST (Daylight Savings Time)?

Yes. We do adjust automatically for daylight savings time.

Will the time zone change my automations too?

Yes. If you change your time zone then we will keep the value of the time-based trigger and update it to the new time zone. For example, 5:00pm PST will be 5:00pm JSP.

Why doesn't the doc show in the time zone of the user?

This is just our first step in bringing you better timezone controls. We are working towards more timezone features in the future.


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