July 19th, 2006, 19:01 PM
MS Word and Address Book Problem
How can I fix a problem whereby my Windows Address Book,
as well as the Address Book in Outlook and Outlook Express
shows the correct entries, but when I open MS Word 2002
and go to Envelopes, click on the Address Book, some entrires
that I know are in the above address books do not show up in Word
or are incorrect .... It looks like Word is looking at the Windows Address
I have even tried adding the entry in Word for the address book
and it still won't show.
XP Home ED SP1A and most updates ... Office has latest SP3
Where exactly is the file that Word looks at for the contact list
used for Letters & Mailings ? ?
What type of file does it want or which works best ? ? ?
Outlook or Outlook Express ? ? ... would prefer Outlook
Where are the files for Outlook or Outlook Express ? ?
Thanks for help
July 20th, 2006, 01:27 AM
You could try exporting the Address book using Outlook or Outlook express to a .csv file. Then try to use the new exported address file in word.
I am using a Japanese OS now so I cannot test out what problem you are having otherwise I would be able to give more detailed advice.
July 20th, 2006, 12:55 PM
I have tried that ... but I am not sure yet Where
Microsoft Word looks for the File ... What directory
should it be in ?
July 28th, 2006, 02:35 AM
"By default, the address list is saved in the My Data Sources folder. It's best to keep the address list here because this is also the default folder in which Microsoft Word looks for data sources. So if you want to use this address list in a later mail merge, you won't have to navigate through files and folders to locate it. "
When you create a new address list this is the folder it defaults to save it in and the default file type is Microsoft Office Address List (*.mdb)