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How do I arrange phone numbers in consistent format

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cdharris Calculating status...
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Oct 14, 2010 12:18 PM
My contacts (over 1000) in iPhone are synced with Outlook 2007 on my PC. Almost every contact has at least 3 phone numbers and 2 or more emails. In Outlook, all the phone numbers for a particular contact are arranged:
1 Work
2 Home
3 Mobile
4 Fax
5 Other
Email addresses are also arranged in order of preference.
On my iPhone, the various numbers display in a totally random order after syncing. The fax or home number is just as likely to be listed first as the work number. On my old Blackjack, I always knew the first number was work, etc. and it was much easier to dial a number than on the iPhone. Now, I have to stop what I am doing (such as driving), put on my reading glasses, and carefully make sure to tap the number I want to call. Is there a way to make the phone numbers in Contacts on the iPhone display in a consistent manner? Any ideas? Thanks.
3Gs, Windows XP
  • MattRStewart Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 5, 2010 11:37 PM (in response to cdharris)
    i too have this problem...anyone figure out how to keep things organized or rearrange the layout?
    work: 15" MBP 2.66 ('09) - 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD (7200RPM), Mac OS X (10.6.2), play: MacPro QuadCore 2.66 ('09) - 8GB RAM, 8TB HDD (7200RPM)
  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,740 points)
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    Dec 6, 2010 12:15 AM (in response to cdharris)
    There's no way in Contacts to set the order of listed numbers other than manually. Contacts synced with external apps such as Outlook don't necessarily sync the order of the listed numbers.

    There are many 3rd party contacts apps in the App Store that have additional grouping and listing capabilities. I don't know if any can do exactly as you want, but check them out.

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    MacPro4,1 8 Core, MB Air3,2 (13"), Mac OS X (10.6.5), iPhone 4, iOS 4.2.1, iPad 3G iOS 4.2.1, AirPort Extreme, 160GB iPod

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