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filing contacts in Outlook 2000

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by T-Bone, Jan 14, 2003.

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  1. T-Bone

    T-Bone Thread Starter

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    hello,

    Outlook usually files my contacts with the last name first (Smith, Joe for example). But sometimes when I get a contact forwarded to me by a co-worker, Outlook files it first name first. This is kind of annoying when I'm searching for a contact using last names. When I open the contact, the "file as.." pull down menu doesn't list last name first (Smith, Joe).

    Any ideas?
     
  2. RandyG

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    The only method I know fo to remedy ths is to individually go into each wrong entry and select the correct option in the File As box

    I'd love to hear a better option though!!;)
     
  3. RandyG

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    Of course, you might also want to check to see if your filing options are set correctly.

    Open Outlook, Go to Tools, options, Preferences tab click on Contact Options. In Default "FullName Order" select Last, First and in Default "File As" order select Last, First.


    I also just noticed that you File As option seems to be missing the Last, First bit so my first suggestion is a bit off, sorry.
     
  4. T-Bone

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    Both fields in Contact Options say "last, first", and I still have contacts listed by their first name first. I even restarted Outlook.
     
  5. T-Bone

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    I figured it out. When I open the contact and click on the "Full Name" button, the person's first and last name are appearing under the last name line. Outlook was filing the contact as if there were no first name and the last name was "joe smith", for example. Thanks for your help though.
     
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