Problem with phone number autoformat in Outlook 2007

Upgraded to Office 2007 from 2003, now Outlook will not automatically format phone numbers. Used to be if I entered "8005551212" into, for example, the "Business..." phone number field, Outlook would automatically format it as "(800) 555-1212". Now it just leaves it as a string of digits exactly as entered. If I hit the "Business..." button, the entire string of numbers is in the "local number" field, that is, it does not automatically break out the area code. I've tried everything I can think of to fix this, searched all of Outlook's menus, gone into Control Panel Phone and Modem Options, searched the internet, etc. but to no avail. How do I fix this?


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Last updated March 31, 2018 Views 1,600 Applies to:
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Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
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