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autocomplete outlook office 2010 how do you include distribution lists?

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Helping a friend moving from win xp and outlook express to win 8 and office 2010.  In outlook express, he said he could choose a distribution list from the autocomplete list.  But doesn't have that now in outlook.

He can choose the dist list from the contacts list, but it's not in the autocomplete list.  I am going to fire up his old machine to see for myself if he DID have the dist list in the autocomplete.   but regardless of that, is there a way to get a dist list in autocomplete?
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I remembered an article in EE a while back about this issue and here it is. Maybe it will help.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Groupware/Outlook/A_11912-Auto-Complete-Suggested-Contacts-in-Outlook-2010.html
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The autocomplete list only shows entries that have been already used on that very machine in outlook.
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by:BeGentleWithMe-INeedHelp
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Mc:  yes, if I send an email to the dist list (choose it from contacts) then even immediately send another email, typing the distribution list name, it doesn't auto complete / suggest that list's name. it lists other emails that have been sent to previously.

should it be suggesting the dist list in autocomplete?
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Well, do it like this: type the list name, then hit CTRL and K to autocomplete. The next time it will automatically suggest the distgroupname.
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