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Offline Raven

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How to export my email address book?
« on: December 25, 2003, 02:03:39 PM »
I'd like to get my 270 email addresses in Outlook Express onto a simple printed page to use as reference as I travel overseas.
All I need on a page is the name and email of each person.

I tried opening my Address Book and then File/Export Contacts. I opened that document in a word processing program and everything is there, PLUS thousands of space tabs. which means the names and addresses are spread out to over 40 pages. Not quite what I was looking for!

Is there a better way to do this?

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How to export my email address book?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2003, 04:27:26 PM »
You don't mention which version of Outlook Express you are using. I looked on Microsoft's Knowledge base and found what looks like it may be valuable information.  It was saying when you export the contacts they are in tab delimited format.  They also talk about importing your exported contacts file in Excel and telling it to use tab delimited.  This would put you information in columns in what may be a wide spread sheet. You could rearrange the columns or delete the ones you don't need and print the spreadsheet out.  If you don't use Office you could always open the file in AppleWorks and do the same sort of thing.  If you open it in a wordprocessor of some sort you should be ablle to set tabs and get te data to line up.  The problem with using a wordprocessor is that the file will probably look like a jumbled mess until you get tabs lined up to match the length of the clouns of data. If you do decide to use a text editor it has to support tabs.  The spread sheet is easier since you can move/delete columns of information. In a spreadsheet the data between tabs will be in one cell. Instead of being a jumbled mess each chunk of data that is too long to show in the column width will just not show the extra characters.  I guess I am rambling so I will quit.  Here is the URl fot eh article:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;264614

Hope this helps!
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Guy

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How to export my email address book?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2004, 08:22:34 PM »
Mooregr,
Thanks for that.

The question still remains - how do I get rid of the excess names? Please don't tell me to delete 900 names individually! :-(
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How to export my email address book?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2004, 08:27:22 PM »
Ooops!
Sorry, my comment was meant for another post about how to fix my address book after I screwed it up!
http://www.techsurvivors.net/forums/index....t=ST&f=1&t=4496
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