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    customise field label for phone contacts (outlook 2003)

    My current job is working in a college and hospital. Most of my academic and clinical colleagues have several phone numbers for places like Laboratory, Clinic, Operating Room, etc. Can I customise Outlook to show these labels? I can see only general ones on the drop down list next to the phone number field. Thanks

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    Re: customise field label for phone contacts (outlook 2003)

    Not easily. This continues to be an annoyance with Outlook; I have a similar problem with people in my company who have office addresses, and separate home offices and personal home numbers, and use them all. (Sales, of course. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>) You can map additional phone numbers as user defined fields in a custom form - but it's a lot of work, and IMO this flexibility should be much simpler.

    (I thought there was a thread and an MSKB on this, but I can't find anything - any Lounger who can find the details please post back.)
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    Re: customise field label for phone contacts (outlook 2003)

    Thanks John
    I had known about custom forms and was trying to avoid them. Maybe I shall have to have another go.
    This is not that important - more a matter of convenience for myself, but if I ever get round to sharing my address book then the work might become worth doing.

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    Re: customise field label for phone contacts (outlook 2003)

    I haven't gotten into forms, they seem to be a lot of work for little return. So when I need to add a special phone number I just put it into the Contact Body text.

    It's still an annoyance to me that MS doesn't allow some easy way to add phone number "classes", esp. in this day and age of people with numerous phone numbers. I also think that three e-mail addresses is not enough. Mumble, grumble.
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    Re: customise field label for phone contacts (outlook 2003)

    This is such an obviously useful thing to be able to do.
    Maybe one for the wishlist?

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