How to fix the Outlook address?


I just changed from Outlook Express to Outlook for all e-mail functions. Everything is working fine, except the "auto-enter" function when I compose a new message.

With Outlook Express, as I entered the first few letters of the name, the address would "auto-enter". How do I set this up on Outlook? My address book imported perfectly and everything else is working properly.


This question was answered on December 27, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Start Outlook Express

2 On the File menu, point to Export, and then click Address Book

3 In the Address Book Export Tool dialog box, click Text File (Comma Separated Values) and then click Export

4 In the "Save exported file as" box, type in a file name for your exported Address Book file, and then click Browse

5 Save your file

By default, Outlook Express will save the file to your desktop You may want to save the file to the My Documents folder or to a different folder or drive

NOTE: You can save your Outlook Express Address Book in one of two formats: Comma Separated Values (*.csv) or Text Files (*.txt) Word will be able to use either format

6 Click Next

7 Click to select the fields that you want to export as part of your data source, and then click Finish

NOTE: All of the fields in the Outlook Express Address Book can be exported, except for Gender, Conferencing Email, and Directory Servers

8 When Outlook Express has completed exporting your address book, the following message will be displayed:

Address book export has completed successfully

Click OK

9 Click Close to close the Address Book Export Tool dialog box

Note: If you receive a "Word cannot open the data source" error message do the following:

1 From the Open Data Source dialog place a check next to "Select Method"

2 Choose Text Files (*.txt) instead of the ODBC converter

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Posted by Kareem of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 27, 2004