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Heather GlennHeather Glenn 

Can I change the name of a standard field?

I want to change the phone and fax standard fields on the account object to Account Phone and Account Fax.  Is there any way to do this?
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Adam MarksAdam Marks
Yes, you sure can. Go to Setup>Build>Customize>Tab Names and Labels>Rename Tabs and Labels. Click edit next to Accounts and then Next. Find the fields whose names you want to change and then update them and finally click Save. Keep in mind you are just changing the label and not the field name so in the API (data loads and formulas etc) the field will still have its original name.

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Adam MarksAdam Marks
Yes, you sure can. Go to Setup>Build>Customize>Tab Names and Labels>Rename Tabs and Labels. Click edit next to Accounts and then Next. Find the fields whose names you want to change and then update them and finally click Save. Keep in mind you are just changing the label and not the field name so in the API (data loads and formulas etc) the field will still have its original name.
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Heather GlennHeather Glenn
Ah, splendid, Mark!  Thank you.  I knew I had made changes to other standard fields before but could not figure out how to do it! 
Leslie McCatherineLeslie McCatherine
Adam,
This only lets you change certain tabs. For example I would like to change the name of the "rating" field to "Prospect Ratings".  This field name does not show up in the section.  How would I change this?
Adam MarksAdam Marks
Is rating field a standard field? That tab lets you change standard component labels, not custom components. If rating is a custom field you can edit the label at the field level. 
Heather CreelHeather Creel
what about the field contact name on cases, I am not seeing that as a field I can change.