Address Book

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by djchapple, Nov 6, 2002.

  1. djchapple

    djchapple OSNN Addict

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    I have Windows XP Pro and I use Outlook Express.

    My problem is this.

    Using the Address Book all my contacts are displayed as "Last name","First name" which is as I would like it to be.

    However inside Outlook Express the Address Book entries appear listed as "First name","Last name" which is not as I would like it to be.

    How can I force Outlook Express to keep the same type of display as in the Address book?

    Dvaid Chapple
     
  2. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    try going to view ->sort by -> last name
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I just had a look at my address book. It is already displaying last names first which is how I want it. I go to view/sort by & bam......first name is ticked. Try that & see if it changes.
     
  4. djchapple

    djchapple OSNN Addict

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    Just tro recap. There is no problem when the contacts are viewed from inside Address Book. I can easilky choose the order.

    The problem arise inside outlook express. Here the contacts are in the wrong order (for me) and i cannot resort them as they are seen inside Outlook express.

    David
     
  5. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    djchapple - I hear what you are saying and I can't find a way to change it - other than entering the last name in the first name block (with a comma behind it) and then entering the first name in the last name block - that straightens it out in OE - but then your address book is messed up big time!

    All I could find was a left click on contacts and a choice to sort by "name' or "status" - neither of which sorts by last name!

    Crazy!:confused:
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I can't follow. My address book appears the same. Except for what I mentioned above. I can change first name, last name, no problems. There are two ways to do the names. Individually & as a group. If one is different from the other that might be causing it.
     
  7. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Hipster - in OE - look at "Contacts" - what is happening is the order in "Contacts" is by first name.

    There is no problem in the Address Book - can change how we want - but the "Contacts" are like no choice other than "by status" or "by name" (and that is first name) - as I stated above.

    Follow????;)
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    It must be how it is set up. Mine was like that till I clicked something. Now what was that something. Maybe....under contacts right click a name & select properties/name/nickname. Have a look in there. You might have to do it to every name if that's it.
     
  9. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    That's it Hipster - right click a name, properties, name, display and enter the name as last, first and then it will set them as alpha by last name - but ya gotta do every contact!

    What a pain in the posterior!:rolleyes:
     
  10. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    You are suppose to do it when you create the new contact. :rolleyes: When it's done remember to back it up then the pain will never come back. :)