Import to Personal Address Book
consists of a Microsoft Word macro that takes any data
Word can use as a mail merge source (including Microsoft
Access databases, Schedule+ contacts, text lists, etc.)
and adds it to the Personal Address Book (PAB) in your
Microsoft Exchange or Outlook profile. Two versions are
available -- one for Word 97 and one for Word 7.0. The
Word 97 version should work for Word 2000, but has not
been tested with it.
97 version | Word 7.0 version |
| Netscape Import Utility
Word 97 version
Microsoft Word 97. Version 97.2, 102kb, 10 Jan 98.
Download the Imppab97.zip
file, unzip it and follow instructions in Readme.txt for
placing the ImpPAB97.dot template in your Office templates
folder. Complete instructions are included in the
template, including details on how to extract fax and
e-mail addresses from Outlook Contacts into the separate
PAB entries. The latest version resolves a rare problem
with a "Can't find data source" error.
Word 7.0 version
Microsoft Word 7.0. Version 1.1, 58kb, 1 Jan 97, updated
13 Mar 97 to remove the ToggleRTF macro, which is now
available as a separate download.
Download the Imppab.zip
file, unzip it and open the Imppab.dot file, a Word
template. You'll find complete instructions there.
is strongly recommended that you import to an empty PAB,
edit the entries as necessary (see note below on
formatting), then merge that PAB into your main file.
To create an empty PAB:
- Choose Tools | Address Book.
- In the Show Names From box, select Personal
- Right-click on the Show Names From
box, and choose Properties. Make a
note of the path your main PAB.
- In the Personal Address Book Properties dialog box,
under Name, put "Import
List." Under Path, enter the
path to a new file, such as
- Click OK to create an empty PAB and make it the
default for the current profile.
After doing the ImpPAB import and editing the entries,
repeat the above steps to point the Personal Address Book
service back to your main PAB. Then use File |
Import to import the Import.pab file containing
the new entries into your main PAB.
All imported SMTP (Internet)
entries have rich-text formatting turned on by default via
a "Send to this recipient with rich text
formatting" checkbox on the Properties dialog box.
This is a problem causing non-Exchange recipients to
receive extraneous attachments. Perhaps the best solution
is to turn off RTF for all recipients, then add it back
for those whom you know use Microsoft Exchange or
Microsoft Outlook. A separate ToggleRTF
macro (4kb) can be dowloaded for this purpose and
requires Word 7.0. There is no Word 97 version.
Netscape Import Utility
related utility for importing Netscape nickname files into
the Personal Address Book is Nscpabb3,
another Word 7.0 template file. It does not work with Word
97 and will not be ported, so please don't ask. Another
approach is to use Outlook
Express (included with Internet Explorer and Outlook
98/2000) , which can import Netscape address books and
then export them to a PAB.
to Microsoft Outlook
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Updated Tuesday January 24 2012
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