Help! Outlook 03 query

Posted by: padmavyuha

Help! Outlook 03 query - 01/13/09 10:35 AM

Does anyone know how to edit the default Contact form so that when I open it for an existing contact, it will show the Other Phone field in the list of phone nos.? I've got a short job sorting out a friend's address list for him, and there are around 400 numbers imported from phone sims that have their phone nos. in the Other field. At the moment, I have to double-click on each one to open it, then choose the Business Fax dropdown to change it to Other Phone so I can move the phone no. to the correct field.

I tried editing the form, but there doesn't seem to be any way to get the change to stick so that Other Phone shows all the time instead of Business Fax. It would save me a load of clicks if I could fix this! Any clues?

- padmavyuha
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: Help! Outlook 03 query - 01/18/09 01:33 PM

I've just had a hilarious week collating someone's contacts lists from a mobile phone, Outlook 03 (win) and a fat filofax. That was sort of the easy part, except that outlook chooses which fields it puts address and name data into without telling you it's doing that, so I had to re-edit a whole load of records that had people's surname in the middle name field etc.

Then the fun begins - outlook, the phone, and the awful, awful filofax address book printer app all use the same data different ways. And when you export an address from outlook - well, if the address has 2 or more street lines, like:
Flat 1
200 Sklibbage Avenue

then you'd expect outlook to be storing the lines in Street1, Street2, Street3, wouldn't you? since it has those fields. But no, when you export the data, it shoves all the street lines into one field with line breaks in it, which messes up the csv file. I had to import the csv into OpenOffice Calc and do a regex search/replace on the address fields so that the filofax app would display the whole address properly.

Windows apps are crap. Still, I'm getting paid by the hour smile

- padmavyuha