How do I turn off automatic phone number formatting in Outlook/ change the format?
Posted on 2004-09-27
I have what may originally sound like a superficial question, but is really more troubling. My phone automatically formats incoming numbers in the following manner:
When I sync my phone with outlook, the entries come in normally, but once you edit the phone number in the Contacts section, you can NEVER get the xxx-xxx-xxxx formatting, it will always autoformat it as (212) 555-1111. Now when I sync my phone with my computer i have a mishmash of outlook formatted entries and phone formatted entries. I would prefer the phone format, as most of my new phone numbers will be entered directly via my phone.
How can I turn off this feature? At the very least, how can I ensure that the formatting in Outlook is the same as the formatting in my phone?