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Import contacts from Outlook to Entourage 2004 May 14, 2007

Posted by farshadf in G4 & G5 Macs, Intel Inside.

  • You can create groups of contacts so that you can address an e-mail message to multiple people by group name.
    1. In the Address Book, click Add Group .
    2. Name the group. This is the name you’ll enter in the To box when addressing an e-mail message to the group.
    3. Click in the list box to add e-mail addresses to the group.
    4. Click Save. The group name appears in your Address Book.

  • If the PIM you want to import from is not on the list — for example, Outlook 2000, Outlook 2002, or Outlook Express 5 for Windows — you can import and export the entire Address Book as a tab-delimited text file, which is compatible with Entourage and most other PIM programs. To do so:
    1. Export contacts from the source program. The contacts can be exported from any program, including spreadsheet and database programs. Check your program documentation to find out how to do this.
    2. Transfer the exported file to your Macintosh by sending it as a message attachment to your Entourage account.
    3. Click File > Import, and then click Import from a Text File. If the items of contact information stored in the text file are labeled differently from those in Entourage, you may need to specify (map) how the data fields in the source program correspond to the fields in Entourage. You can save this mapping in a file for future use. For more information, search for “import contact” in Help.
  • You can export your Entourage contacts to a text file that can be read by any PIM or word processing program.
    • To export your contact list to a tab-delimited text file, click File > Export Contacts, and then name the file.
  • Tip: You can import and export individual contacts in the standard vCard format, which is compatible with many other programs, including Outlook and Outlook Express for Windows. To send a contact as a vCard, select the contact in the Address Book, and then click Contact > Forward as vCard. To import a vCard, drag the attached .vcf file from the e-mail message to the Address Book window.
  • You can import PST files created in Outlook 2001 for Mac into Entourage by using the PST Import Tool. You can download the free PST Import Tool from the Download center at http://www.microsoft.com/mac/download/. System requirements and installation instructions are included on the Web site.


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