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Posted By : Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 27, 2003

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I have upgraded from "Outlook Express" to "Outlook" for my email.

When entering the information in the "TO"......where we put in the

name of the recepient..............

On "Outlook Express" it would auto-fill.

I start typing D-E, and it would pull "Deanne"

from my address book.

How can I turn on that feature with "Outlook"?

Thanks, in advance, for your assistance.

This question was answered on May 27, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express are two different programs with different capabilities, although both can send and receive messages from the Internet There are two ways to share contact information between these two programs If, during Outlook Setup, you choose to upgrade a program that uses the Windows Address Book, Setup will do a silent conversion of the address entries to the Contact format used by Outlook.

If you choose not to convert during Setup, you can convert at a later time by using the Import and Export Wizard Outlook provides a tool to assist you in converting Windows Address Book (WAB) information.

The Windows Address Book is used by the following products:

Microsoft Internet Mail and News

Microsoft Outlook Express

Microsoft Outlook 98 and Microsoft Outlook 2000 Internet Mail Only (IMO)


You can store Address information in your Windows Address Book (WAB) and import WAB data to Outlook.

How to Use the Outlook Import Export and Wizard

In Outlook, you can use the Import and Export Wizard as the interface for Address Book conversion Use the following steps to convert a Windows Address Book (WAB) file:

Start Outlook.

On the File menu, click Import and Export.

Click Import Internet Mail and Addresses, and then click Next.

Click Outlook Express 4.x, 5 from the list.

Select any combination of the Mail or Addresses from the items listed.NOTE: With the exception of rules conversion from Outlook Express, the steps to convert addresses are the same.

Click Next.

Select a destination for the imported address data.

Select the appropriate duplicate items option, and then click Finish.

NOTE: This procedure does not import contacts that are contained in subfolders in Windows Address Book.

How to Drag Address Information to Outlook

It is possible to drag individual or groups of WAB entries to Outlook To do this:

On the Start menu, point to Find, and then click Files And Folders.

In the Open box type, .wab, and then click OK.

Double-click the WAB file from which you want to move addresses.

Start Outlook if it is not already running

Resize Outlook so that the WAB and Outlook are visible next to each other on the screen Verify that the Outlook Contacts folder is visible in the resized Outlook window.

Select an entry from the WAB Drag it to the Contacts folder A new Outlook Contact form is created with the information from the WAB entry Click Save and close.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 27, 2003

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