This index contains articles and tips on Slipstick.com (and a few other sites) that apply to Microsoft Outlook's Contacts.
See Let Outlook decide the best message format to use to learn how to configure Outlook Contacts to choose the best message format for Internet addresses. In most cases, you should "Let Outlook decide".
We have instructions for adding contact photos to a large number of Contacts at Batch Import Photos into Outlook Contacts
Do you want to add more than 3 email addresses to an Outlook contact? See Contacts with more than three email addresses for one solution.
To add more contacts folders to Outlook and enable the new folders as an address book, see Create a new Contact folder and enable it as an Outlook Address Book.
For more articles in this section, see the Contacts and Address book index.
Printing & Merging
- Add attachments and set email fields during a mail merge to email
- Create a Letter to a Contact using VBA
- How to Print Outlook Address Books
- Inserting Addresses into Word Documents
- Printing Labels or Envelopes for Contacts
- Start a Word letter from an Outlook contact
- Microsoft Outlook and Exchange Distribution Lists
- How to create a Distribution List from a list of addresses
- How to Forward a Distribution list
- Create Individual Contacts from a Distribution List
Address Book Display
- Enabling the Outlook Address Book and Contacts folder
- Coordinating Outlook Contacts and the PAB
- Why does Outlook have both Contacts and the Personal Address Book?
- Can I make the Microsoft Outlook Address Book show only e-mail addresses, not fax numbers?
Microsoft Outlook 2000 and earlier versions handle partial names in the To box with an "auto-resolution" feature, not the auto-complete you'll find in Outlook Express. Outlook 2002 adds an auto-complete feature that can hold up to 1,000 names in the cache. This is expanded in Outlook 2003 and up. Outlook 2010 add the Suggested Contacts folder, in addition to the autocomplete list.
- Understanding Outlook's Autocomplete Cache (*.NK2)
- Address Auto-Resolution vs. Auto-Complete
- Address auto-resolution revisited
- How to Specify a Particular Address Book
More on Outlook resolution:
- Completes the E-mail Addresses You Begin to Type
- Slow Performance Starting Outlook with Full Name Cache
- Autocomplete May Not Function After You Upgrade from Outlook 2000 Internet Mail Only to Outlook 2002
- Automatic Completion Function Is Not Resolving Addresses to Names in the Cache
To remove a name from the auto-complete list in Outlook 2002 and up, press Delete when the name pops up as you type into the To box. To clean up the entire list, see:
- Changing the Business Card layout
- Microsoft Outlook Contact Forms -- quirks and limitations
- To show the Home address on a Contact form by default
- Creating a "New Fax to Contact" Action
- Changing the Display Order for Outlook Contacts
- Required Categories Contact Form
- To add addresses automatically
- Converting Addresses
- Converting from a MAPI address book to PAB or Contacts
- vCard Export Problems
- Converting vCard to Contact Displays the Windows Address Book (MSKB)
- How to Replace Names in a Contact E-mail Address Field (MSKB)
- Shared Address Books
- Sharing Microsoft Outlook Calendar and Contacts
- vCard Overview -- You can save Outlook contacts as vCard files to share with other people.
- To combine duplicate contact items
- To link an Outlook item to a contact
- To log a phone call to an Outlook contact
- To search for an e-mail address in Contacts in Outlook (VBA code sample)
- To stamp a date on a Microsoft Outlook item (VBA code sample)
- Problem: Opening a vCard Crashes Microsoft Outlook
- To clear the Find a Contact list
- To automatically set a reminder for birthdays for new contacts (VBA code sample)
- Customize Outlook's Map service -- to fix the broken Display Map command in Outlook 2000 or switch Outlook 2000/2002/2007/2010 to a different mapping site