Contacts address lines

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  1. Lodesman macrumors regular

    Lodesman

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    #1
    Anyone else find the Contacts limitation to four lines for an address irritating ?

    More than four lines and the address loses formatting, randomly transposing address lines in the address.

    OK, you can extend the length of each address line but it is cumbersome.
     
  2. superscape macrumors 6502a

    superscape

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    I'm not 100% sure I understand what you're saying, but couldn't you just add returns into your field? In my screen shot I've added a heap of lines into the 'Street' field.
     

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  3. Lodesman thread starter macrumors regular

    Lodesman

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    #3
    Thanks, I understand what you are saying but I find that moving away from the classic four line address (even using return) results in whole lines being printed out of synch.
     
  4. superscape macrumors 6502a

    superscape

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    I'm not sure what you mean by "out of sync". Can you show an example?
     
  5. Lodesman thread starter macrumors regular

    Lodesman

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    What happens is that the first two lines of the address transpose themselves, for example:-

    "Acarsaid Mhor",
    Cleuch Avenue
    Tullibody
    Alloa
    Clackmanannshire
    FK10 2RX

    becomes,

    Cleuch Avenue
    "Acarsaid Mhor"
    Tullibody
    Alloa
    Clackmannanshire
    FK10 2RX

    Reducing the lines to four by increasing the words within each line solves the problem at the cost of a very ugly looking address, see below.

    "Acarsaid Mhor", Cleuch Avenue
    Tullibody, Alloa
    Clackmannanshire
    FK10 2RX

    I would prefer to be able to address as I choose rather than comply with Big Brother's view as to what I should do.
     
  6. KitShicker macrumors newbie

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    USA
    #6
    Same Issue, any resolution?

    I experienced this problem as well when creating a contact on my Mac, and then seeing the 3 lines of the street address inexplicably rearranged when viewing the contact on my iPhone. Any other insights from the community on this? It just seems that iOS doesn't like addresses that don't conform to its standard 2-line street address format.
     

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