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Outlook 2013 shared contacts off server view

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by ngk0585, Mar 11, 2014.

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  1. ngk0585

    ngk0585 Thread Starter

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    Win 7 with Outlook 2013 installed. Working as client to MS server
    We have a shared contacts file for everyone in the building (10 clients) called "AMAG Contacts"

    My Contacts – (now called People in O-2013)
    Opens to my personal contacts (no prob). Not AMAG Contacts, but I can click on AMAG Contacts and open it OK. New emails default to the AMAG contacts OK. this Q is for whan I am opening the Contacts list.
    When I click on AMAG Contacts it has a list of pictures and names.

    When I open AMAG Contacts I can click >View>Change view>By Category (or whatever??)
    BUT – neither AMAG Contacts nor my view change is persistent. I want the changed view to be persistent across closing O2013 and reopening it

    1. Is there a way to default to AMAG contacts when opening contacts?
    2. Is there a way to make my view of choice persistent? I like the Category view.

    I cannot find any dialog that allows me to do the above.
    Several others in the building have asked the same question and I think the older versions are more straightforward and controllable.
    Can this be done? I perused Outlook options and saw nothing there either.
    Pls advise
    Thank you
     
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  3. PEye2000

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    Before can send message other end must accept, LOL, also see your fb, page for photos, John
     
  4. ngk0585

    ngk0585 Thread Starter

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    Antman
    Your suggestion seems right except I'm doing it the other way around. I will try the Tools Options menu today. I think it is already set to select the shared contacts, thus when I start a new email ti automatically selects the shared contacts. This is confusing to do that and then not default to the shared contacts when I open all contacts. I will report back what happens.

    PEye2000
    What???
     
  5. ngk0585

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    Antman
    Your link is good and does in fact presume to change what I need. However, it does not work as advertised. I set the contacts list to open to the shared contacts and the new email "TO" works but has no effect on opening the "People". The - "When opening the address book, show this list first" - is indeed set to the shared contacts.
     
  6. ngk0585

    ngk0585 Thread Starter

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    I think we've found a flaw on MS Office 2013
     
  7. ngk0585

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    Are all u techies out there giving up on this? OR as I suggested I've found a couple of software errors.
    Also, when I click on "People" at the bottom it defaults to "My contacts" not the shared contacts. Strange that the People/Directory pops up different than when I open a new email and click on "TO" which give me the shared contacts.
    Also the View cannot be set persistently. It always defaults to the view like, but I cannot make the selection of the shared contacts to be persistent, or even have the view persistent.
    btw: persistent definition here means that it performs the same way each time it is selected.
     
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