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Adding Columns in Outlook Express' Address Book for Organizing Contacts

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Hey, I need to know how to add a few more columns to my outlook express 6 address book for organizing my contacts. Right now the available columns are name, email address, business phone, and home phone. I would also like to add columns for mobile phone, and company name. I know it's possible to change the existing columns to sort by different fields, but I need to be able to add new columns.
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by:jcimarron
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InvincibleShield--If you highlight a name in your Address Book and then click Properties, you will see several tabs at the top.  One is Business, another is Home.  These windows have space to enter what you want.  Unfortunately new columns in the main Address Book window do not seem to be added to accomodate this data, but at least you will have it stored in the Address Book and can easily access it.
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by:InvincibleShield
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Well, I know that the data is there, but the reason I need it organized is to that I can sort through tonnes of contacts more easily, and it is much more easier to do this from a list than by opening each contact, especially since everyone has different contact methods etc... Does anyone know whether there is any sort of hack to get a fifth column? Maybe like adding a registry key?
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by:jcimarron
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InvincibleShield--I just learned how to do what you want.    
Right click on empty space immediately next to the words Home Phone.  You will be offered the opportunity to add columns that will accomodate what you want.
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by:InvincibleShield
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Right clicking on the column header allows me to change that field to a different label, but it still does not allow me to add new labels. I am going to do a reg search for some of these fields and see whether I can add a new column that way.
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jcimarron earned 500 total points
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InvincibleShield--A third party program?
http://yurivolkov.com/yvReminder/index_en.html
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Yea outlook express has a cheap address book... I would use outlook 200, accept I have some "localized" version installed in another language that I can't change to English, because I no longer have the CD for office!! Well, I guess my last option is third party software. It seems like a fairly good program for my needs. Thanks.
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InvincibleShield--You are welcome.  Glad to hear a suggestion helped.
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