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Outlook 2003:  Changing order of phone number types when adding a new contact

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I am trying to change the order and type of the phone number (and address) fields that appear when I add a new contact.  When I go to add a new contact, under the Phone Numbers portion of the dialog, I have

Business...
Home...
Business Fax...
Mobile...

.  I can, of course, change the order and the set of types that appear on a case-by-case basis; however, what I can't figure out how to do is get a different set of these to appear in a different order by default each time I add a new contact.

Help is appreciated.  Thank you.
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You do it by editing the contact template, or by creating a new contact template.

Go to Tools / Forms / Design a Form

Choose a Form / Select Standard Forms Library (from the drop-down menu) / Select Contact
and click Open

In the blue title bar area, it'll read Untitled - Contact (Design)

Then, position and/or rename text labels as you see fit.

Use right-click to edit the properties of the labels and fields. Under the Value tab, you'll be able to select a new field.

** Be sure that you assign the right properties to the right fields. My first mistake was to just change the labels, and when I saved my first template (File / Save As / Select Outlook template as the format), I had two fields that brought up the same text for Business Phone.



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Ahhh.  Thank you.  One thing is that when I get to the "form designer" (or whatever it's called), the form that appears is not the same as the one that usually appears when I'm adding/editing contacts.
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