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Q: moving outlook contacts data transfer to mail merge

I hope someone out there has the answer as I have spent many hours trying to work this porblem through.

My outlook 2002 contacts when I transfer to mail merge there is an inconsistency with the details I have entered in the data. Like one will have the Mr and then it will miss a few then maybe decide to add it again there is no pattern happening. So when I attempt to enter say a 300 odd contacts mail merge I have to individually go through and alter and check each one. My outlook contacts data is filled out corectly with the Mr & Mrs (or whatever is applicable). At time it will say Dear Anna (not Dear Ms Cox) then on the next one it could say Dear Mr Williams - whereas all the data is filled out exactly the same. I hope this makes some sense it's driving me mad!!!!

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A: moving outlook contacts data transfer to mail merge

I thought you could set up rules or conditions when you mail merged. So that if a particular field was blank, it would not be included.

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Trying to perform mail merge using outlook contacts

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Computer: Dell Inspiron 6000 with 1.5 GHz Pentium M processor and 2 GB of RAM.

Windows version: XP/Pro SP 3 (V. 5.1 Build 2600.xpsp.080413-21111 : SP 3)

Word version 2002.

I have 2 problems with using the Outlook version 2000 Mail Merge feature.

Problem 1:

I want to Mail Merge Outlook contacts into Mailing Labels. however, there is a field missing from the available fields after I complete the all the steps.

I tried this 2 ways:

1. All contacts in current view/All contact fields

2. All contacts in current view/Contact fields in current view--after adding the Categories field to the Current View

I also tried adding a user-defined field and then tried both choices above.

In all cases,the Categories field or user-defined field is missing from the available fields: missing from the Insert Merge Fields and missing from the Mail Merge Recipients dialog box.

Here is the sequence I use:

Open Outlook

Click on Contacts shortcut (or View/Go To/Contacts)

Tools/Mail Merge

Select All contacts in current view/All contact fields from the dialog box choices. Select Mailing Labels from the Document type drop down box.

Click OK

Click OK on the warning message: "Outlook has created a MailMerge document...."

In the Mail Merge Helper dialog box, click on Main Document/Setup

Select the label product/type from the Label Options dialog box. Click OK

Click on Data Source/Get Data/Use Address Book. Select Outlook Address Book. Note that the Categories field is not include... Read more

A:Missing field(s) in Outlook contacts using Outlook Mail Merge

I would export my contacts to an excel spreadsheet then run mail merge. You never know whats going on inside outlook...

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So maybe it's late and I'm cranky, but I didn't see this thread already.

Microsoft Office 2000 - Win Me (unfortunately)

I'm trying to mail merge my Outlook Contacts/Address book into a printed document to carry between computers. It works great using "use address book" and looks fabulous if I do say so myself. The problem is that it skips many of my contacts. It doesn't matter if I sort or filter the records. It skips the same people and I don't see any similarities among the skipped records.

I'm open to suggestions because this is just weird.

A:Mail Merge Lost Outlook Contacts in Document

I've considered your post, and can only think to test the doc on my PC. If that's an option for you, email to [email protected]. I'll see if it does the same here and, if so, why...

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We have several Word documents (PO's, Quotes, etc.) that currently are used with ACT! to do mail merge (only to import contact info to a single document). We are moving to Prophet (which works with Outlook) and want to continue using these documents. Office help says you have to have matching versions of Outlook/Word (we don't).
Is there a way to make Outlook 2003 merge contacts as needed into these Word documents without upgrading everyone to Word 2003?

A:Mail merge Outlook contacts with word document?

If Office help says no, then so must I.

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My HP desktop motherboard blew up last week. (4 years old) I purchased a Dell Laptop and a friend downloaded all data along with Outlook 2007. I did have Windows Mail which I did not like. Everything transferred to Outlook except for the contact list. How do I transfer the contact list to Outlook? I do have it saved in a data file. Thanks.

A:How transfer contacts from W Mail to OUtlook 2007?


It depends on who your email account is with, if it is hotmail, you will need the Outlook connector software: -

Microsoft Office Outlook Hotmail Connector overview - Outlook - Office.com

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i can export out all my mail from window live mail to my destop. but i don know how to inport in all the mail to my outlook. can anyone help?
thank you...

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I want to install ubuntu into my laptop, but I have one small problem. I need to save content of Windows Mail and transfer it to my desktop to the Outlook Express. I have no idea how to do that.

A:Solved: Data transfer from Windows Mail to Outlook Express

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I want to move some contacts from my google account to my hotmail account, without having to manually enter them. Is there a way to accomplish that? Thanks.

A:Moving Google Contacts to Outlook/Hotmail Contacts

Download the contacts from Google online in CSV format to a folder then import into Outlook.

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I've been given the task of finding software which will enable a customer contact list to be maintained and be accessible anywhere by multi users, this contact list should then be available to create email mail shots as well os postal mail shots.

I can find software that will maintain a database online, and I see mail merge in Microsoft but I can't seem to find anything that will bring both together and online to enable the multi user, multi locations.
Any ideas?

Thanks in advance


A:Database, Contacts, Mail Merge Online Software

Access does both database and Mail Merge using VBA, Word and or Reports, but I don't know much about the "Web" based part. I have never actually worked on one on the web.

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I exported contacts from OL 07 to a .pst file, and then added the .pst to OL03 on a new PC. the contacts came over fine, except that I had 1873 on my old PC (OL 07) and only 1825 on new one OL 03 --

why did the other 48 contacts not go with the pst? yes, they are recently added contacts that are missing.

OL 07 not connected to MS Exchange when I created PST, but is this a synch problem?

Thanks in advance!

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Looking for some assistance to see if what I am asking is even possible in excel. I have data in excel(158 lines) that I need to put into a form letter through a mail merge(158 individual letters). Once the mail merge is complete the form letter will need to be email to multiple contacts and CC'd. I was wondering if there was a way to create a macro to complete the mail merge, open outlook, send to multiple contacts and CC for all 158 lines or individual letters? Its hard to explain and hoping my request makes sense

Thanks in advance

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Is there a way to merge the outlook contacts of different people? People in my office have each accumulated their own business contacts but would like to share info to be more efficient. Is there a way to create a master list within Outlook that everyone can have access to?

A:Merge Outlook Contacts of different users

If each user Exports to a .pst file by name (eg: GeorgeSmith.pst) then you could Import that to another networked computer.

I think.


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I have MS Office Enterprise 2007 (Word/Outlook), and I want to do a Mail Merge including the contacts inside a customized form(s) called "Company Contacts" hosted on Exchange Server 2003. I can do a Mail Merge from my local contacts, as well as the contacts from another mailbox I have access to. However, the Mail Merge fails to pick up the Contacts/customized forms in the Public Folders. I copied the "Company Contacts" file to my mailbox, and tried removing the Sharing Permissions so I am left as owner. I tried doing the Mail Merge after that, but it didn't get picked up by Word 07. I tried exporting the "Company Contacts" file as a .pst file, and attaching it to my Outlook 07 client, and then tried to do the Mail Merge again, but this also failed. Any ideas how I can accomplish this? Thank you

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I've got a word doc with a list of names and e-mail addresses and I need to move those into an address book for an online e-mail acct. (for work). The address book online is very plain, no groups or anything, sadly.

1) Is there a way to do this without having to move each contact seperately?

2) Even though I won't use outlook express, but how would I move them in there?

Any suggestions are appreciated.

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How can I point Windows Mail to the new location of my Contacts file?...Thanks...Bob

A:Moving Windows mail Contacts Folder

Hello Rbaurhyte, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Unfortunately, when you move the location of the C:\Users\(user-name)\Contacts folder, it causes the contact to no longer work in Windows Mail in Vista. It appears to do the same in Windows 7 as well. The only way I know of is to restore the default location of the Contacts folder.


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I wanted to buy a new cell with a larger on board memory.
How do I transfer the contacts names and related data to the new Cell ?

I was told that I could transfer them to my internat account? and the get them back

Please let me know how and please be not SHORT on Details I am illiterate
Thank you

A:Transfer my Cell Data (Contacts) to internet account

I'll move this thread to a sub-forum of "Phones and Mobile Devices" after you tell us which one is appropriate--Apple, Android, Windows or Other.

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I have a standard free Yahoo Mail account with several personal folders and also use the Yahoo calendar.

I would like to move from Yahoo to my gmail account for both my emails as well as my calendar. I recently came across this neat CRM type software called Gist, and that doesn't work with Yahoo Mail.

What's the best way of doing this? I'd like to:
1. Copy my personal folders structure in Yahoo Mail to gmail, so that I have exactly the same personal folders in gmail as I did in yahoo
2. Copy the contents of my personal folders in Yahoo Mail to the respective personal folders in gmail.
3. Copy the entries/events in my Yahoo Calendar to Google Calendar
4. Copy contacts from yahoo email to gmail.


A:Moving from Yahoo to Google >>>mail, calendar, contacts

Try this if you haven't already done so.

Sign in to gmail.

Access Settings by clicking the gear symbol on the upper right-hand corner of the page next to your name.

Choose Accounts and Import/Import mail and contacts.

What I did not see was a way to import your calender.

If you use Internet Explorer and the page is wonky disable Compatibility View.

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Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 with office 2002 plus Outlook 2003 installed, Exchange 2003 is being used as the e-mail server.

When I do a mail merge from Word 2002 to e-mail for a mass e-mailing in Outlook 2003. The process completes but there are no e-mails sent from Outlook 2003. The e-mails that were merged are never recieved by the recipents that are being set to. Help.

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After the desktop computer I was using until a couple of weeks ago crashed (permanently), I bought a new computer (AMD quad chip, Windows 7 64 bit). I put the main hard drive from the old computer into a case, and was able to connect it by USB to my new computer to save my data (I copied the libraries onto the new computer), but have not been able to find out how to rescue my Live Mail account information, contacts, message rules and saved or unread emails. Any article I find talks about first exporting the information, but since the hard drive that version of Live Mail is on is no longer bootable, I have no way to export the data. If I can find where to locate it, I would like to be able to copy the files into the new computer, replacing whatever files would be set up when I first start Live Mail. The old computer was Windows 7 32 bit. Any help with this would be appreciated.



A:Problems moving Live Mail accounts, contacts and email

Were you signing in to WLM on the old computer? If so, your contacts are at the website contacts.live.com and will be imported into the new program when you sign in. They should also be here for 2011:C:\Users\<windows username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live\Contacts; (in 2009/2010 the sub-folder under Microsoft is "Windows Live Contacts").

The message store folder is along a similar path ending in "Windows Live Mail".

You could try dragging and dropping the contents of the old folders into the new. I've done this only with contacts to see if it would work for the not-signed-in case. It worked for me in 2009/2010 but in the process I had to answer a lot of prompts with "try again" or "yes" since WLM wants to be sure you really want to do this. BTW, the folders may look empty but that's only beause they are hidden by default; they can be dragged even if not visible by selecting everything in the right pane of the Explorer window showing the folder's contents.

The messages may work the same way. If not you can make them visible by changing the folder/view option to not "hide protected operating system files". Create new folders in Windows Explorer to keep your groups of *.eml files, then use WLM's import messages feature to navigate to each folder separately and bring it's contents in to WLM.

As for the accounts and message rules, I usually just set that up from scratch myself even though there is an export/imp... Read more

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I have MSworks 2001. I cannot figure out how to take some names out of my data base to make labels. I have ME. When I had 95 I would click tools on the data base to do labels and I could put a check in the first field to tell what names I wanted. In Works 2001 I must make a new word document and click tools to get labels and then mail merge. Please tell me any easy way to do this on Works 2001. I have checked all my many books and help to no avail.

A:Data Base mail merge

you don't need to use mailmerge for labels, go to reports in Access and select a new report, in the dialogue you will see the option for Label Wizard. Select it and follow the steps, it works great you should like it. You will be able to select from Avery Standard or it is not too hard to figure out the generic types.


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Using MS Word 2000 to create a Mail Merge form letter.
Pulling my data from an Excel spreadsheet, it italicizes the <<first name>> <<last name>> fields.
The only way around this is to move the line farther down on the page, which trashes the layout.
Any ideas?

A:Italicized data from Mail Merge

Have you definitely tried highlighting those fields, then right-clicking to get into the Font menu and unitalicize them?

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Hi just a quick question.

Have an old excel documnet that i can use mail merge with, and it works fine. If i then add to that document, and try to use mail merge again i get the following error "not possble to merge doc."

Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Mail Merge Excel Data

Try copying the material into a new doc then add your material and then try the merge.

Copy one page at a time.

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Hello. I'm using Office XP for this.

I've been trying to do a mail merge using an Excel spreadsheet as the datasource. It should work okay, but when I view the merged data or edit the recipient list all the cells contain zero's. Can anyone help with this? Is there something I'm doing wrong (apparently...)?

I've also a question about why Word asks me to choose a table. Exactly what tables is the app refering to? Regardless, no matter which table I select the only data I can see are zero's.


A:Help with a Mail Merge data source

Edit WHAT recipient list? In which file?

What are you expecting to get besides zeros?

Do you have formulas in those cells and not values?

Choose a table? You mean when you go to get the data source file? If so, open the Excel file. Select the entire range of data. Hit Insert-Name-Define. Call it MyMerge. When you connect to it as a data source, choose MyMerge.

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Hi there!

I'm working with mail merge to send some kind of notifications, on Excel I have a field called "Notification" which values are NA (no notification required) YES (notification required) and SENT (for sent notifications) on Word I applied a filter on "Notification" column to merge records with "YES"

So the question is, is there a way to change automatically Excel's value from "YES" to "SENT" after the mail merge, so I don't have to go manually to Excel an change the records just merged?

Thanks in advance!

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I used Word 2007 for mail merge to send about 1000 mails to my prospects
After I click the Merge and Complete button, for every email it sends, outlook pops a warning
"Some program is trying to access to send email. If it is not ok, click deny and check your virus settings ..."

I am forced to click "Allow" for every mail, this is too much to take for the number of mails I am sending
Is there a way to disable this warning system when I am doing a mail merge

Kindly help

Thanks and regards
Sasi Sekar K

A:Word 2007 - Outlook Mail Merge Warning for every mail

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I'd like to move My Hotmail Address's to My Outlook 6..I cant seem to find a way to do this..I can move outlook to hotmail but not the otherway around..any ideas? Thanks for the help.

A:Moving Contacts from Hotmail to Outlook?




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Is there a way to transfer contacts with groups from one machine with WLM 2011 to another with WLM 2011 ? When I do an export to .cvs all I get are just the contacts.


A:Transfer windows live mail contacts and groups

Quote: Originally Posted by spacekowboy

Is there a way to transfer contacts with groups from one machine with WLM 2011 to another with WLM 2011 ? When I do an export to .cvs all I get are just the contacts.


That is what you get.
Cannot transfer groups. Just contacts. You will have to re-create the groups.
P.S. They call it " category " in WLM 2011, not group.


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I've struggled all day with this one and cannot solve it! I have a CSV of my contacts on Win 7 Windows Live Mail. All I need to do is to import the CSV file into the People app on my new laptop but it doesn't seem possible . Surely I haven't got to re enter every contact? Any help very gratefully received. Thanks

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I want to merge a .pst file from laptop1 into a .pst file on laptop2. If merging is not possible I am happy to copy the .pst file from laptop1 and use it on laptop2. I have had a couple of attempts without sucess. Both laptops have same version (outlook 2003) and no passwords have been set and files are not "read only". I have searched in case similar problems have been resolved previously. No luck. I tried exporting on laptop1 and importing into laptop2. Also tried copying across. Errors I get are "The file .....\backup.pst is not a personal folders file" and "File access is denied. You do not have the permission required to access the file ....\backup.pst". There must be a simple way to transfer between two computers but I am unable to find the solution - please help - thx

A:Outlook 2003 - transfer and merge .pst files between 2 computers

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I installed Outlook 2016 on my Windows 10 pc.  I have contact lists saved by google mail and outlook.com mail.  How do I copy those contact lists into the Outlook 2016 desktop client?

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I installed Outlook 2016 on my Windows 10 pc.  I have contact lists saved by google mail and outlook.com mail.  How do I copy those contact lists into the Outlook 2016 desktop client?

A:Transfer contact lists into Outlook 2016 from google mail and outlook.com mail

This should help for Gmail:https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Import-Google-Gmail-contacts-into-Outlook-edbacfde-f48c-49da-a6a3-bcbb8f4f4819And this page has a section on exporting contacts from Outlook.com (the importing instructions from the link above should then work to import into Outlook 2016):https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Export-contacts-from-Outlook-10f09abd-643c-4495-bb80-543714eca73f

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how does one go about mail-merging a spreadsheet data in to Acrobat?

I have a scanned document saved as a .pdf. There are certain areas in the document, such as; name, address, etc., that I wiould like to merge those fileds with a database spreadsheet.

A:mail-merge spreadsheet data in to Acrobat


I have been try'n to quite some time to figure this one out, I dont know if this is possible, but ill let you know if I find anything.

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I am making label with mail merge and when I retrieve my data source from the excel worksheet, it does not populate. I can see the data source but at the end it does not show up.

A:data source not populating with mail merge

Make sure your Excel worksheet is Comma Delineated Addresses or it will not populate.

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I just got into doing mail merge (learning it)- first from doing a tutorial that comes with Publisher (I have Office 2000), where there is a box to bring up to fill in the name, address, etc. of each person that will be in the file, and can then be included in the mailing (or labels, whatever)

This got me off Publisher (temporarily) because I knew Word did this (mail merge) but I'd never looked into it, thinking it was too complicated to figure out. I find it fascinating, the way the program(s) can do this. Print out from a file onto enevelopes, labels, etc. And, I'm reading, sort out specific ones to print and not print, too.

What I'm wondering is. There is a box that can be brough up (Wizard) to fill in each person's name, address, zip, phone, etc. for the file. Then the box is set up on the mailing, with the fields in it << >> to include from the file. Is there an easier, faster way of setting up the name, etc (data) file than typing in each name, address, etc separately in the boxes that come up?

I've never learned much about Excel and even less about Access, but I see it says the names, etc can be imported from these programs. And Outlook (or Outlook Express. I only have names and email addresses in OE) I suppose this would be typing the names and info in an Excel spreadsheet, in the cells? This would be converted into a mail merge file in Word or Publisher? (I don't want to go through all that if it's not going to work (... Read more

A:Setting up data files for mail merge

See if this provides the lead for merging from OE into Word?

And, maybe this

And, this one has a 50 minute video on mail merge.

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I have a Postalcode field in an excel spreadsheet that I'm bringing over to word while printing labels using the mail merge except for 99% of the entries it shows the Postalcode as a "0" value... and a few rare occasions where the actual value ex. "44081" came over... all of the cells are set for "text" formatting in excel I don't understand how some can come but some don't or why I get a 0 in the value at all it just doesn't make any sense... how can simliar text entered into a cell with the same properties merge a different outcome?

A:Solved: data not showing right in mail merge

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Can anyone advise me if there are limits anywhere to the number of e-mails I can send out simultaneously when using a mail merge to e-mail? I have set up and tested the mail merge and it all works fine, but I don't want to launch the real one only to get problems. I have a mailing list with 1,600 addresses, I'm using Outlook and Word 2011 for Mac to do this.

A:Mail merge to e-mail using Word / Outlook 2011 for Mac

One of the problems your going to face is getting labeled as a spammer. If your sending these internally it may not be a problem. The standard answer for this is to Outsource this if your sending over 100. Good decision not to launch the real one yet.

A detailed response to similar question in StackOverFlow

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Does anyone know how I can transfer ONLY the contacts from one pc to another one? Like I said, I ONLY need the contacts and further more, I do not want them in my "normal profile" on the other pc rather in a NEW PROFILE since the ones from the other PC should not get mixed up with the ones I have current.

Both PC's are running Microsoft Outlook

Thanks a lot

A:Solved: transfer ONLY contacts from Outlook

Hi wizzle...try this:

Either copy the entire outlook.pst file, place it in the new profile, open it, then go through and delete the contents of all folders except for Contacts.


In Outlook, click File --> Import and Export
Choose 'Export to a file' then 'Next'
Choose 'Personal Folder File' then 'Next'
Highlight the Contacts folder (and click on 'include sub-folders if necessary), then click 'Next'
Under 'Save exported file as' browse to a location (such as your desktop) and change the auto-name from 'archive.pst' to something relevant such as 'mynewcontacts.pst'
Save it and move it to the other computer


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Hello ...
I have this program AnyTime Deluxe, and I want to use Outlook instead, now How can I transfer my files (contacts, phone #s) to my Outlook.. Is any software or procedure I need ... or...
Any toughs about it.. Thanks in advance..

A:How transfer my contacts to Outlook 2007

Try seeing if you have export option within the Anytime program. Then you will want to see if you can export it directly to a pst file or an Excel file type.

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I have an adress book in outlook express that I need help with.

Inside the 'Main Identity' folder is another folder called 'Business contacts'

I want to share only the 'business contacts' folder with a friend of mine, not all of my other contacts that are listed in Main Identity.

How can I export just that folder to him and have him load it up into his outlook express address book??

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Outlook Express Contacts Transfer

can anyone help me with this??

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Using the wizard in Word 2002 I have created a mail merge document, by default it seems to have created the data source as an Access format file. I now want to go back and add some more names to the data file but can't seem to do so. Word will only let me select or exclude names for the merge list but not add, I don't have Access installed so can't edit it directly.

Can anybody tell me how I can add names, surely I don't have to construct a completly new file ?


A:Solved: Word - mail merge data source

Found it ! If anybody is interested you have to open the merge list, select an entry and click on EDIT, this opens the entry form where you can select a 'NEW ENTRY' typical Microsoft to hide it away !

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I am trying to merge Excel spreadsheet data into multiple areas into a Word document. I cannot figure out on our 2003 Office version if I am missing a step or not...every time I "merge" it tells me it is merging hundreds of fields (we only have about 60 rows and 15 columns of data).

When the merge is done it inserts one row of data multiple times. I know there is a way to tell it to only pull from certain areas (like a data range) but the selection is "greyed out". I've tried the "if" statement to pull information by department and that didn't work either. I've included a PDF of the spreadsheet and the final document (no "real" data is inputted) just to give you a clue as to what I am trying to accomplish..which may be a pipe-dream at this point.

At this stage I'm about willing to let my staff hand-enter the information into Word, but there's got to be a way to do this. MS Office help, is no help - they only talk about merging if you are doing a mail/letter merge. Thanks for any assistance!

A:Using Excel NOT for Mail Merge but Merging Data into Word

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Hi there,

I'm trying to import data from an Excel spreadsheet into a Word document that already has the mail merge set up in it. Whenever I try to do this, I select the source after which it just sits there with a message in Word indicating 'Initiating DDE Link with Microsoft Excel.' I tried it with the same document on another machine and it worked... Is there another way other than reinstalling Word and Excel to fix an issue like this. I already tried /unregserver and /regserver and also tried creating another document with a mail merge.

Thanks a lot in advance!!

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i have a users whose contacts keep moving to their archive folder. i have tried to find a setting to turn this off but i have had no luck. when the contacts move to the archive folder they are deleted from the contacts folder. how can i stop this from happening?

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I've got Outlook 98 on my desktop with a 397 addresses in it that I'd like to move to Outlook 2002 on the laptop. I can move files via my home network so that's easy to do.

I've located the .wab file folders on both machines and moved a copy of the OL98 file over to the laptop folder, but the previous owner's file keeps showing up in OL2002 Contacts even though I've moved that file to another place.

The other thing I just noticed while double checking my .wab folder is that it is an old one, even though it is the only one that shows up in a search. Have they changed the designation or something?

I did a test move of another folder using Export/Import and it seemed to work with a .pst folder, but if I do it with my Contacts list and export it to a .pst folder, will it convert back in Outlook 2002?

As always, tips and advice are appreciated.

A:Moving Outlook 2002 Contacts/Address file?

Exporting the settings as a .pst file will allow the transfer of your contact information/list to Outlook 2002 using the Import/Export utility. That is the simplest way to transfer information. If the previous owner's file continues to appear within Outlook 2002 and you have located it (I would attempt this now but I have just uninstalled office XP) it would make sense to replace and remove it - though I'm not sure about the cross-compatibility of the .wab format between the two versions.
Hope this helps,

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I've decided to make my laptop my main computer so my wife can use the desktop so I tried moving my emails and contacts the way I always do; I copy my 'outlook' file from the desktop and paste it into the default location on the laptop after removing the original 'outlook' file.
I've done this lotsa times, normally I move the location onto my D drive so I can back it up easier but this time it didn't work.
I also tried 'importing' them but that didn't work either, everything imported except my IN folder. I've been fiddling around with it and now have the laptop back to where it started with just it's original Personal folder, but now I have 2 Personal folders which are both empty.
What am I doing wrongż

A:Solved: Moving Outlook 2003 emails and contacts

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