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Stop Outlook adding spaces to phone numbers [message #418043] Fri, 12 September 2008 08:29 Go to next message
CJSnet
Messages: 47
Registered: July 2006
Member
I have seen this problem reported before, but no definitive solution. Here
is the issue:

I am based in the UK with my regional and phone/modem settings set correctly
I add a phone number without spaces e.g. +442012345678
When I click outside the phone field, Outlook adds a space: +44 2012345678

The problem with this is when sync'ing my 500 contacts to my Nokia mobile
phone, the phone does not allow spaces for VoIP calls. Outlook therefore
creates an invalid phone number (dialed +44%2012345678).

How can I make Outlook 'mind its own business' and stop forcing a space into
the number?
--
Thanks,
CJSnet

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Re: Stop Outlook adding spaces to phone numbers [message #422748] Mon, 29 September 2008 09:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
russval
Messages: 5004
Registered: June 2006
Senior Member
Outlook cannot and should not offer different phone formats for different
uses. A database must be and remain consistent. It is up to utilities that
want to use that database to do so correctly.
This is a problem with your PDA, not Outlook.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Marty" <Marty@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5E13DEA1-351C-4F40-8822-263952AD8AD5@microsoft.com...
> Even worst, when my PDA HTC phone rings it doesn't recognizes the caller
> because of the space registered in my outlook contacts. Is there no
> solution
> to this problem?
>
> "CJSnet" wrote:
>
>> I have seen this problem reported before, but no definitive solution.
>> Here
>> is the issue:
>>
>> I am based in the UK with my regional and phone/modem settings set
>> correctly
>> I add a phone number without spaces e.g. +442012345678
>> When I click outside the phone field, Outlook adds a space: +44
>> 2012345678
>>
>> The problem with this is when sync'ing my 500 contacts to my Nokia mobile
>> phone, the phone does not allow spaces for VoIP calls. Outlook therefore
>> creates an invalid phone number (dialed +44%2012345678).
>>
>> How can I make Outlook 'mind its own business' and stop forcing a space
>> into
>> the number?
>> --
>> Thanks,
>> CJSnet
>>
>> Recommended:
>> * http://search.superhighstreet.com - Finds anything or they pay!
>> * http://www.superhighstreet.com - Beat the crowds with Virtual
>> Streetscapes
>>
>> [remove 'teeth' to e-mail me]
>>
>>
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