This may be a little hard to describe but I’ll do my best, sorry if it’s long winded. In a converted database from Pan 6 I have a field for phone numbers. The field has an input pattern of __-- If I simply type in a number it formats correctly, typing 5169213535 results as 516-921-3539 as it should.
Now comes the oddity… if I copy a number from another form or text file or whatever but only copy the phone WITHOUT the area code, for example 921-3539, then go to my Pan X database and first type in the area code then immediately past the number I get this 516921-3539. If I click between the are code and exchange and insert the dash then what happens is two dashes appear and then a split second later they are replaced by a longer dash symbol either by Pan X or the ghost haunting my Mac. S
A note of comparison to Pan 6 (sorry Jim) I checked to see if Pan 6 would do the same and saw that when I typed the area code Pan 6 immediately added the dash so my pasting in the number was inconsequential.
So what is this long dash replacement? Seems odd.
EDIT!! I now see this behavior in all my Pan X files even in simple text boxes with no formatting. Type two or more simple dashes and they change to one long one no matter how many you type!
Here is an example from a test in Pan X.