BLS allows a phone number mask to specify the format of a phone number. If the phone number is not displayed correctly, procedure to modify the settings:
1. Go to File > Program Preferences
2. Click on the Date, Time, Phone tab.
3. From the Local Telephone Format, select a mask that applies to your format.
4. If you do not see a format that works for you then design your own. Use the number 9 to indicate where a number goes, and for any non- numeric character in the format such as parentheses or hyphens, put a backslash in front of it.
NOTE: Do not enter an actual phone number on this screen.