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Adding other user's contacts to my own Outlook Address Book

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I have recently installed Office 2010 and rund Windows 7.

In Outlook I have access to another user's ("AA") address book (we have created an additional account called "AA" and use its Contacts folder instead of having a shared folder for shared contacts in our company - this since thru doing it this way, we can access the AA contacts also from our iPhones, which is not possible with an ordinary shared contacts folder). However, I cannot figure out how to have this folder show up as an e-mail Address Book. The Outlook Address Book tab does not show up when I go into Properties for for the "AA Contacts folder", but e.g. shared contacts folders show this tab).
I have logged into the AA account and shared the contacts folder with my own alias. When being logged in as AA I also tried to change the name for the Contacts folder, but it was greyed out and not possible to change. Can it be changed some way?


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by:Elwin3
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import the contact into your own address book and then you will see on your iPhone.
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by:FagerbergDellby
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As the information in the common contacts folder is constantly changing we prefer not having to make local copies all the time. Since the iPhone now (after the latest software upgrade) offers the option of seeing multiple accounts' contacts it seems a great option to replace the shared Outlook folder we had (which had to be copied to a local account to show up in our phones, but which automatically shows up as an Outlook Address Book) with a Contacts folder in a separate account which we all have access to and can see on our iPhones.
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by:FagerbergDellby
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Bumping this question - is it possible to have another users contact show up as an Outlook address book (i.e. when emailing) - and still keep it dynamic, i.e. so that any changes made by the other user is also reflected in my Outlook address book?
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I'm afriad it is not possible as far as I can find out. You can't get other users contacts to appear as a Outlook address book, although you can view them under outlook contract. If you want to share contract try creating a cnetralised address book that is shared among many users rather then trying to access a personal one.hope this helps.
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by:Nero83
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How does one create a centralized address book, then?
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