I have looked through too many threads about this and have made no progress.
So far the following links have helped me the most:
I am still not getting the date to format though. I think it is just that I don't know where exactly to place the appropriate code.
I am putting the Date I need formatted in the Description field of the Presentation but the description will not always have a date so I cannot change the default (or can I?). I added the TitleDate template from the first link and then edited a line in it to the following:
<xsl:value-of select="ddwrt:FormatDate(@TaskDueDate, 1033, 3)" />
Thank you in advance. Any help is greatly appreciated!