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Is there a way to assign a "USER FRIENDLY" name to an "ASSIGNED TO" TASK List?

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 15, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
I'm starting to develop simple TASK lists, to assign tasks to a team.  Unfortunately, I'm finding that the ASSIGNED TO field wants to populate user names with a NETWORK-Style name (i.e.,  mycompany.com\jsmith  ), instead of a preferred user name (i.e., John Smith).  The descriptive user name DOES show up for a few users, but not most. I figure that there must be something buried in some user roles/permissions, at some level - but I am still having problems with navigating around the Sharepoint neighborhood to find the options that I want (if they exist). I'd very much appreciate assistance with something that could, I hope, be rather simple. Thanks,

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