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  • Remove parenthesis format in outlook 2003 contacts phone number

    Is there a way this can be done? I have searched over the web and have found it is hard coded and it can't be changed. Any ideas?

  • #2
    Re: Remove parenthesis format in outlook 2003 contacts phone number

    anything??

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    • #3
      Re: Remove parenthesis format in outlook 2003 contacts phone number

      I'm presuming you mean removing these ()??

      I don't know of any way to do that.

      You could however have a look here

      http://www.slipstick.com/config/olphone.htm

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      • #4
        Re: Remove parenthesis format in outlook 2003 contacts phone number

        I have already came across that. it doesn't work for outlook 2003. Thanks though

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        • #5
          Re: Remove parenthesis format in outlook 2003 contacts phone number

          What are you trying to achieve? Maybe there is another way of getting that result without removing them (assuming they can't be)?
          cheers
          Andy

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          • #6
            Re: Remove parenthesis format in outlook 2003 contacts phone number

            i am just trying to remove the () so in contacts it adds (702) 555-5555. I want to be able to do 702-555-5555

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            • #7
              Re: Remove parenthesis format in outlook 2003 contacts phone number

              The only solution I can think of is to export your entire address book, make the changes (search and replace) and import back.

              Make sure you add a '1' before each phone number otherwise outlook will auto format it back with the '('
              "...if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said” - Alan Greenspan

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              • #8
                Re: Remove parenthesis format in outlook 2003 contacts phone number

                I thought of that. I have 60 users’ I would need to do this too. And then for future contacts also. So I think I am just stuck with it.

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                • #9
                  Re: Remove parenthesis format in outlook 2003 contacts phone number

                  Yikes.
                  Can I ask why you need them all gone? for all 60 users?

                  I agree that there should be more options about phone number formating but I have learned to live with it.

                  maybe a cutom form......hmm, gotta check that
                  "...if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said” - Alan Greenspan

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                  • #10
                    Re: Remove parenthesis format in outlook 2003 contacts phone number

                    Well we use navision. We are having it sync with everyones outlook. We don't want them being put into navision in that format.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Remove parenthesis format in outlook 2003 contacts phone number

                      Have you investigated different regional settings to see if another one gives you what you want?
                      Tom Jones
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                      • #12
                        Re: Remove parenthesis format in outlook 2003 contacts phone number

                        Yep. i have already tried this.

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