Preferences - System - Formats

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Use the options on this screen to set the formats that should be used while entering data throughout EngineerOffice. You can set formats for phone numbers, currency and dates.




Phone Number Format:

Select the default phone number format from this drop-down to be used in EngineerOffice. The options that display in this list are configured in System - Defaults preferences.



Select this check box to allow users to enter a phone number without the system automatically applying the format selected in the Phone number format drop-down list. The number will display as entered.

Split Extension:

Select this check box to have the system automatically populate the phone number extension field when a user enters a number longer than the phone number format currently selected in the Format drop-down list. For example, if the current phone number format is set to (###)###-#### and a user enters 8475555555252 and presses Enter or Tab; the first ten numbers are used as the main phone number (for example, 847-555-5555), the additional numbers (that is, 252) are entered in the extension field.


Date Format:

Select the date format to be used throughout EngineerOffice. You can choose the international format (Day/Month/Year) or US format (Month/Day/Year).


Currency Format

Select the currency format to be used. The drop-down lists the various currencies supported. The field below displays how the currency will display on various screens throughout EngineerOffice. Additionally the currency symbol for the selected country or region will translate to all invoices and reports.


Default Format:

Click the Restore Defaults button to reset all the format preferences to the original program settings.


Display Currency Symbol on Right:

Select this check box to set the currency symbols to the right.


Button Panel


Stores your settings.



Opens the EngineerOffice 2016 Help in the Preferences section.

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