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Old November 10th, 2007, 03:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
gerrywaterloo
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Default how do I alphabetize contacts? Mine are out of order

1. The names in my contact list in Vista are not in alphabetical order.
Where do I find the setting to fix this?

2. Even though I have selected names in my contacts to be listed by last
name first, some contacts appear by first name. How do I correct this?

gerrywaterloo
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Old November 10th, 2007, 05:57 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Default how do I alphabetize contacts? Mine are out of order

What is a "contact list in Vista" and what does it have to do with Microsoft
Outlook?
If, in fact, this is an Outlook question, then you will need to state to
what version and view of Outlook you are referring.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"gerrywaterloo" wrote in message
...
1. The names in my contact list in Vista are not in alphabetical order.
Where do I find the setting to fix this?

2. Even though I have selected names in my contacts to be listed by last
name first, some contacts appear by first name. How do I correct this?

gerrywaterloo


  #3  
Old November 20th, 2007, 10:51 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Bob in AZ
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Default how do I alphabetize contacts? Mine are out of order

I have the same question. Am using Contacts in Outlook 2003. How do I sort
by alpha, last name preferred. And how do I get the Address Book to show me
LN, FN in the NAME column. Yes, I have tried reversing same in the FILE AS
box, and in the FULL NAME box. Both unsuccessful. What am i missing here?
--
Bob in AZ


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

What is a "contact list in Vista" and what does it have to do with Microsoft
Outlook?
If, in fact, this is an Outlook question, then you will need to state to
what version and view of Outlook you are referring.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"gerrywaterloo" wrote in message
...
1. The names in my contact list in Vista are not in alphabetical order.
Where do I find the setting to fix this?

2. Even though I have selected names in my contacts to be listed by last
name first, some contacts appear by first name. How do I correct this?

gerrywaterloo


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Old November 20th, 2007, 11:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Default how do I alphabetize contacts? Mine are out of order

You're missing the countless posts we have made that answer your question.
Go to Tools E-mail accounts View or change existing directories or
address books Outlook Address Book Change… Set your sort order there

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Bob in AZ" wrote in message
news
I have the same question. Am using Contacts in Outlook 2003. How do I
sort
by alpha, last name preferred. And how do I get the Address Book to show
me
LN, FN in the NAME column. Yes, I have tried reversing same in the FILE
AS
box, and in the FULL NAME box. Both unsuccessful. What am i missing
here?
--
Bob in AZ


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

What is a "contact list in Vista" and what does it have to do with
Microsoft
Outlook?
If, in fact, this is an Outlook question, then you will need to state to
what version and view of Outlook you are referring.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"gerrywaterloo" wrote in
message
...
1. The names in my contact list in Vista are not in alphabetical order.
Where do I find the setting to fix this?

2. Even though I have selected names in my contacts to be listed by
last
name first, some contacts appear by first name. How do I correct this?

gerrywaterloo



  #5  
Old November 21st, 2007, 04:10 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Brian Tillman
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Default how do I alphabetize contacts? Mine are out of order

Bob in AZ wrote:

I have the same question. Am using Contacts in Outlook 2003. How do
I sort by alpha, last name preferred. And how do I get the Address
Book to show me LN, FN in the NAME column. Yes, I have tried
reversing same in the FILE AS box, and in the FULL NAME box. Both
unsuccessful. What am i missing here?


And after following Russ' advice, it woul be a good idea to stop and restart
Outlook.
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Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]

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Old November 23rd, 2007, 05:58 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Bob in AZ
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Default how do I alphabetize contacts? Mine are out of order

Russ, Thank you for your helpful suggestion. As you already know, it worked.
Interesting, I typed “alphabetize” in the “Search for” box in this Office
Discussion group (Outlook, Contacts). But only got four hits. Replies to
all four questions from you were the same from you. Try it.

Brian – Thank you for suggesting restarting Office. I even went one step
further and did a cold boot of my machine just to make sure!

I also have MS Outlook Express on my laptop. Windows XP, Outlook Express
ver. 6. Same problem. But nothing in the Tools menu to allow me to setup
the way the Contacts are sorted. Any suggestions?

Lastly, my new desktop has Windows Vista. The mail program here is part of
Vista, and not part of Office. I imported my Contacts from Outlook. Got all
the info, but jumbled again. Do you know how to set the Contacts sort
capability in Vista, or is there a different group of experts to help with
this question?

--
Bob in AZ


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

You're missing the countless posts we have made that answer your question.
Go to Tools E-mail accounts View or change existing directories or
address books Outlook Address Book Change… Set your sort order there

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Bob in AZ" wrote in message
news
I have the same question. Am using Contacts in Outlook 2003. How do I
sort
by alpha, last name preferred. And how do I get the Address Book to show
me
LN, FN in the NAME column. Yes, I have tried reversing same in the FILE
AS
box, and in the FULL NAME box. Both unsuccessful. What am i missing
here?
--
Bob in AZ


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

What is a "contact list in Vista" and what does it have to do with
Microsoft
Outlook?
If, in fact, this is an Outlook question, then you will need to state to
what version and view of Outlook you are referring.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"gerrywaterloo" wrote in
message
...
1. The names in my contact list in Vista are not in alphabetical order.
Where do I find the setting to fix this?

2. Even though I have selected names in my contacts to be listed by
last
name first, some contacts appear by first name. How do I correct this?

gerrywaterloo


  #7  
Old November 23rd, 2007, 09:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Default how do I alphabetize contacts? Mine are out of order

I would never use the Search function in this newsgroup. You'd need to use
one that works, like Google, and a term that is more accurate like "Sort the
Outlook Address Book." I got 1,850 hits.

Neither OE nor Vista Mail have anything whatsoever to do with either Office
or Outlook. This newsgroup is for support of Outlook 97, 98, 2000, 2002,
2003 and 2007 from the Office family for Intel PCs. For Outlook Express (OE)
support try posting in this newsgroup:
news://msnews.microsoft.com.microsof...outlookexpress

Also a good source of Outlook Express info can be found he
http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/


--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Bob in AZ" wrote in message
...
Russ, Thank you for your helpful suggestion. As you already know, it
worked.
Interesting, I typed “alphabetize” in the “Search for” box in this Office
Discussion group (Outlook, Contacts). But only got four hits. Replies to
all four questions from you were the same from you. Try it.

Brian – Thank you for suggesting restarting Office. I even went one step
further and did a cold boot of my machine just to make sure!

I also have MS Outlook Express on my laptop. Windows XP, Outlook Express
ver. 6. Same problem. But nothing in the Tools menu to allow me to setup
the way the Contacts are sorted. Any suggestions?

Lastly, my new desktop has Windows Vista. The mail program here is part
of
Vista, and not part of Office. I imported my Contacts from Outlook. Got
all
the info, but jumbled again. Do you know how to set the Contacts sort
capability in Vista, or is there a different group of experts to help with
this question?

--
Bob in AZ


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

You're missing the countless posts we have made that answer your
question.
Go to Tools E-mail accounts View or change existing directories or
address books Outlook Address Book Change… Set your sort order
there

--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Bob in AZ" wrote in message
news
I have the same question. Am using Contacts in Outlook 2003. How do I
sort
by alpha, last name preferred. And how do I get the Address Book to
show
me
LN, FN in the NAME column. Yes, I have tried reversing same in the
FILE
AS
box, and in the FULL NAME box. Both unsuccessful. What am i missing
here?
--
Bob in AZ


"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

What is a "contact list in Vista" and what does it have to do with
Microsoft
Outlook?
If, in fact, this is an Outlook question, then you will need to state
to
what version and view of Outlook you are referring.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"gerrywaterloo" wrote in
message
...
1. The names in my contact list in Vista are not in alphabetical
order.
Where do I find the setting to fix this?

2. Even though I have selected names in my contacts to be listed by
last
name first, some contacts appear by first name. How do I correct
this?

gerrywaterloo



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Old January 3rd, 2008, 03:11 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
jefnlawrence
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Default how do I alphabetize contacts? Mine are out of order



"gerrywaterloo" wrote:

1. The names in my contact list in Vista are not in alphabetical order.
Where do I find the setting to fix this?

2. Even though I have selected names in my contacts to be listed by last
name first, some contacts appear by first name. How do I correct this?

gerrywaterloo

  #9  
Old January 3rd, 2008, 03:12 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
jefnlawrence
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Default how do I alphabetize contacts? Mine are out of order



"gerrywaterloo" wrote:

1. The names in my contact list in Vista are not in alphabetical order.
Where do I find the setting to fix this?

2. Even though I have selected names in my contacts to be listed by last
name first, some contacts appear by first name. How do I correct this?

gerrywaterloo

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Old January 3rd, 2008, 12:02 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Brian Tillman
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Default how do I alphabetize contacts? Mine are out of order

jefnlawrence wrote:

"gerrywaterloo" wrote:

1. The names in my contact list in Vista are not in alphabetical
order. Where do I find the setting to fix this?

2. Even though I have selected names in my contacts to be listed by
last name first, some contacts appear by first name. How do I
correct this?

gerrywaterloo


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Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
 




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