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When an existing area code is split into one or more new area codes, a list of the phone number exchanges involved is published. The Change Area Code wizard checks all phone number and fax number fields and updates them if necessary. If your program shares common data with another PDS Office program, this process changes the area codes and exchanges in all programs sharing the data.

On the File menu, click System Processes > Change Area Code Wizard. Select whether to process all area code exchanges at once or to process only some exchanges.

This process alters data. We recommend backing up your data before proceeding.

 To process all exchanges at the same time
  1. Select Yes, process all of the exchanges at once, and click Next.
  2. Enter the old area code and the new area code. Click Next.
  3. Review your selections before processing. To process the changes, click Finish.
  4. Print the reports. Click Close.
 To process some of the exchanges and enter them manually
  1. Select No, only some of the exchanges are being changed, and click Next.
  2. Select Enter area code and exchanges manually, and click Next.
  3. Enter the old area code and the new area code. Click Next.
  4. Enter all exchanges affected by the area code change. It's not necessary to enter them in order.
  5. After you enter the exchanges, click Next.
  6. Select whether you want to save the area code information to a file. Click Next.
  7. Review your selections before processing. To process the changes, click Finish.
  8. Print the reports. Click Close.
 To process some exchanges and load from a file
  1. Select No, only some of the exchanges are being changed, and click Next.
  2. Select Load the area code and exchanges from a file. Select the file, and click Next.
  3. Review the old area code and the new area code, and edit if necessary. Click Next.
  4. Add, edit, or delete any exchanges, and when you're finished, click Next.
  5. Select whether you want to save the area code information to a file. Click Next.
  6. Review your selections before processing. To process the changes, click Finish.
  7. Print the reports. Click Close.


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