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How can I import multiple VCARD file into MS Outlook 2003 at one time?

Posted on 2006-04-30
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I try to keep things synced between my home computer and my laptop. I do this rather archaecly by importing and exporting VCARD files back and forth when I make changes to them.

Question 1. When i go to import, say 5 VCARDS, I have to do it one at a time. Outlook will not allow you shift/left click and copy all files at one time. It seems you have to import one at a time.

Question 2. When it does import them it does not save them with the same "File as" sequence as they were but switches it a standard save sequnce. Ex. VCAD was titled and saved in Outlook as Bob Wilson. When exported and imported as a VCARD file to my laptop ir files it as Wilson, Bob. I have to then go back manually and "find", open and them change the "File as" title back to the way I had it when I exported it.  
Question by:GY58

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ID: 16572558
try this software http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/EM010988081033.aspx
but is not a solution but maybe will help

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Greetings, GY58 !

There is no way natively within Outlook 2003 to import multiple VCards at same time.  You can use this addin to import multiple VCards

I am not sure how it handles the name.

Best wishes!
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by:David Lee
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Hi GY58,

I'm confident I can do this with a bit of scripting, if that's an option.

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On the name issue, I would check the configuration of the name option on your laptop and server are the same.  I don't have access to Outlook here to check; but it seems you have a choice to set in configuration if you want first name first or last name first.  Your server probably just sets the name as on the file transmitted to it.  So, if you want last name first (Doe, John) on your laptop it should also appear as last name first in your address book on you laptop.

I am not positive of this but it would be worth verifying.

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ID: 16573481
OK. I don't think that that is the case because it reverts back to listing the name as a default wheather I am exporting VCARD file from home computer and importing on laptop or exporting VCARD file from laptop and importing on home computer. I will check some sort of set configurations within outlook though. I never found any solutions there before.
Thanks, GY58
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war1 earned 1000 total points
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GY58, did you check the Addin that proposed above?  


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Briefly, I will check it out.

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