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Find missed callers by telephone number in Address Book Apps
You see a missed telephone call on your GSM display. You wonder who has tried to call you and if he/she is someone you know. Simply type the displayed telephone number in the search field of Address Book, and if the person is in there, their details will show up immediately.
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Search by telephone number in Address Book weird in Panther
Authored by: bethematt on Dec 02, '03 07:12:33AM

This was possible in Jaguar also, however I believe it was more flexible in Jaguar. In Jaguar you could search for one part of the phone number (the last four digits for example). I used that feature a lot. Just type in the last four digits of a phone number and 99% of the time it would narrow it down to one address book entry.

In Panther it didn't seem to work. I got really frustrated because I didn't know how I was going to look up phone numbers anymore!

Just this week I figured out that you have to type in the ENTIRE phone number FROM THE BEGINNING. The Panther address book has a new feature that will auto format phone numbers for you. I believe that this feature disables the search's ability to find just one part of a phone number you are looking for.

I think it is a huge waste of time to have to type in an entire 10 digit phone number. I would like to be able to search off of just the last 4 numbers again. Does anyone know a way around this?



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Search by telephone number in Address Book weird in Panther
Authored by: GeJe on Dec 15, '03 05:51:57PM

in fact, you'll notice that if you type even the few LAST digits IN REVERSE (!) it works ! (well, why, I dunno !)



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Find missed callers by telephone number in Address Book
Authored by: velkr0 on Jan 21, '04 03:08:10PM

i too, enjoy tying in only the last 4 digits, and i really miss this, almost enough, to use another address book... maybe there is a applescript out there that does this... or maybe.. i might write one....



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