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Formatting US telephone numbers

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Country: USA

Formatting US telephone numbers

Please tell me how to format US phone numbers using a dash (i.e. xxx-xxx-xxxx) between the three segments of the number. 


Also is there a way to automatically format previously entered numbers with the dashes too?



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Posts: 5,275
Country: USA

Re: Formatting US telephone numbers

Hello Mikepf,

Welcome to the Sage ACT! Online Community!


You can set the format for all phone fields by clicking the ellipses (button with 3 dots) icon next to a phone field, then click 'Edit Formats...'.  You can then select the format and set a default.


Updating all phone fields to the default format requires copying the individual phone fields to a different un-used field (ex: User 9, User 10), updating the default phone format, then copying the data back into the phone field.  Here is an article with instructions: KB Article 14410

Greg Martin