Provide a feature to disable Auto formatting phone numbers in Microsoft Outlook 2016
Starting from Outlook 2013, when I enter 10 digit number in Contacts, it auto formats to US regional numbering scheme. Unfortunately I am not in US and unfortunately cell numbers in my country are 10 digits too.
9820612345 becomes (989) 261-2345
+91 9820612345 becomes +91 (989) 261-2345
This is a nuisance.
I distinctly remember that the feature to DISABLE AUTOFORMATTING PHONE NUMBERS.
Why has it been removed?
PLEASE RE-PROVIDE IT
Tom Jacobs commented
Office 365 formats my local 8-digit telephone numbers as if they consist of an area code plus subscriber number, by inserting parentheses around the area code. We used to have area codes here in Norway, but 20 years ago they were abandoned and now all numbers are 8-digits. Parentheses indicate an optional number, but that is incorrect, as the whole number needs to be dialled.
The current formats is erroneous, confusing and irritating. It may lead to life threatening situations when people omit the number part in brackets when trying to contact emergency services
I want to make two points:
1. Please fire the person wo has come up with this formatting idea.
2. Remove this formatting malfunction and allow users to display telephone numbers as they please.
You at Microsoft are being paid by our financial contributions, so give us back our telephone numbers, before something terrible happens and somebody start sueing you. Which is truly the only language you Americans understand.
I subscripted Office 365, and I am going to un-subscripted. This should not be an improvement. It is a bug, and it makes switching to Office 365 impossible. Why reformat user's data? Not all my phone number in the phone book is US only.
In Outlook 2016, in Contacts, when entering phone numbers, I like to add spaces in my phone numbers as it is easier to read. But I don’t like parenthesis. The problem is that Outlook 2016 automatically adds parenthesis. How can I avoid automatic parenthesis additions? I think it's not possible so it would be a nice feature request.