Outlook 2003 - Sending new mail -Pulling addresses from contacts-Not alphabetized by last name??

Hello! I am running into a problem when I try to compose an email in Outlook 2003. When I click on the "To" button and I try to pull the sendees from my "Contacts" address book all of the names sort by first name not by last name. I looked in my Contacts and they all sort correctly by Last name. Not sure where else to look or what is going on. Please help. Thanks!
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sunray_2003Connect With a Mentor Commented:
One more place to check

open outlook
go to tools --> email accounts ---> view or change existing directories or address book
click on the contact name listed and press Change


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sunray_2003Commented:
Check this
open Outlook
go to tools --> options --> contact options
and select whatever order you want
in "Default Full name order"

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violator72Author Commented:
SR - Thanks for the fast reply. I have looked at that however it only changes the view/method for which I enter contacts. This does not affect how they are currently displayed as described in my post.
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sunray_2003Commented:
Hmm.

When you click on TO , do you see the contacts listed under the title "Name". That you are saying has first name and then last name right?


Where are you seeing this
"I looked in my Contacts and they all sort correctly by Last name"

SR


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sunray_2003Commented:
The only way I can think of is
go to tools -->options --> contact options and choose
Default file as order " First last"

close outlook , open outlook and then contacts and check how it looks both at the contacts and when you click TO ..

If that doesnot work , open individual contacts and change the order in "File as"

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violator72Author Commented:
I click on TO then I get the window called SELECT NAMES. The contacts are listed under NAME, however they are listed by first name instead of last. I have checked every option and can't figure it out. You are correct in understanding my view. This is the only address book that has them listed this way. My Global Contatcs are all list correctly just not these....but once again they are displayed correctly in my plain old Contacts section.
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violator72Author Commented:
SR - U rock man!! Thank YOU! It was your last response that woked. Thanks everyone else for your assistance as well. -Chris
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sunray_2003Commented:
violator72,

Sure I rock dont I..... Became the overall top expert in outlook recently ...Looking for a genius certificate
sometime in the near future..

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