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  • 75. Re: phone number format in Mountain Lion
    FCBLA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    All,

     

    Please provide feedback to push software developers to re-add the phone field feature when Mavericks is released.  That will solve everyone's issues. With over 200 new features, it won't kill Apple to make it 201.

     

    Leave feedback:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html

  • 76. Re: phone number format in Mountain Lion
    SusanSteinhauser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just submitted asking that they return the option of 'no formatting' for phone #s in Contacts.. We need everyone to submit the request or they will leave it as is.  PLEASE take the time to submit the form. Thank you!

  • 77. Re: phone number format in Mountain Lion
    John Bertram Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)

    While there are many things about AddressBook which still need improvement, the fact that this obvious DISimprovement has yet to fixed has turned what should have been a temporary annoyance into a head-scratching absurdity. For whatever good it will do, here's the text of my latest Feedback/Request on this topic:

     

     

    First of all, please include "AddressBook" in the pull-down list under Feedback Area in this Mac OS X category.

     

    Secondly, PLEASE reinstate the functionality which was inexplicably removed in the latest OS (and I believe in Lion as well), and let US -- the users -- decide how we want to format our phone number text strings. Let US once again choose between XXX-XXX-XXXX, or (XXX) XXX-XXXX, or XXX.XXX.XXXX, or whatever each one of us individually prefers -- even if that choice is to have no auto formatting at all.

     

    It's supposed to be OUR database, after all -- improving any software means making it MORE flexible and MORE easily customizable, NOT dumbing it down and giving users no choice whatsoever, especially in an instance where they once had several options.

     

    This Back-To-the-Future fix is embarrassingly overdue. Please just do it -- and then, lo and behold -- it'll be done!

     

    Thank you.

  • 78. Re: phone number format in Mountain Lion
    SusanSteinhauser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well-stated John. I hope others use your text for their submissions.

  • 79. Re: phone number format in Mountain Lion
    mayami Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Has anyone tried the new OSX (Maverick) to see if this issue is resolved in this new OS?

  • 80. Re: phone number format in Mountain Lion
    D. Hoffmann Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    It’s just like it was in Mountain Lion.

  • 81. Re: phone number format in Mountain Lion
    fabiolr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Unfortunately Apple didn't hear us. Maverick has the same limitation. I quit....

  • 82. Re: phone number format in Mountain Lion
    Dominique Artur Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree - we should be able to format telephone numbers the way we want them, as it was before. I have Maverick and this is still not solved.

     

    Furthermore, as most of us enter a couple in one single contact entry, it would be a good idea to have a way of knowing whose mobile, work number or email address is whose, ie mobile m (man) and mobile w (woman), home email m and home email f, etc. We are otherwise forced to enter 2 entries for a couple which is far from ideal.

     

    Thank you.

  • 83. Re: phone number format in Mountain Lion
    fabiolr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Furthermore, as most of us enter a couple in one single contact entry, it would be a good idea to have a way of knowing whose mobile, work number or email address is whose, ie mobile m (man) and mobile w (woman), home email m and home email f, etc. We are otherwise forced to enter 2 entries for a couple which is far from ideal.

     

    I am not sure about your "most of us" statement. I have never heard of people making entries for couples. The whole contacts scheme is designed to be one per person. I always have one entry per person, and everyone I know, too.

     

    How do you find this far from ideal?

  • 84. Re: phone number format in Mountain Lion
    Nathan Jones2 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Dominique, you can do this - choose custom on the field label and write whatever label you want. Seems like a strange way to organise details though. However, that is off topic, this thread is about the frankly bizarre inability of Mac OSX Lion and above to correctly format some phone numbers and the removal of the option to do so manually in previous versions of the OS.

     

    We are amazed this isn't fixed in Mavericks, but must hobble on with the shonky code provided by Apple.

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