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Outlook "File as" Field customization

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Hi All, I have a client that just imported quite a few clients to her Outlook client and wants to customize the "file as" field on a global setting. She is able to do this by clicking on the scroll down arrow for each client . Her goal is to have company name, last name, first name as the highlighted field on each contact. Any ideas how to customize this field to aplly to all her contacts?


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Hi, LangtechEE.

The code below will make the adjustment to all selected contacts.  Are you familiar with using macros?
Sub FixFileAs()

    Dim olkContact As Object

    For Each olkContact In Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection

        If olkContact.Class = olContact Then

            olkContact.FileAs = olkContact.CompanyName & ", " & olkContact.LastName & ", " & olkContact.FirstName

            olkContact.Save

        End If

    Next

    Set olkContact = Nothing

End Sub

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Thank you, will try this approach.
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Marcia,
  Check this out. I tried it and it works.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291144

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Thank you David, this solution closes this question.
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LangtechEE,

Purely as a matter of curiosity, why choose such a complicated solution over the very simple one I offered?
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