Re: Adding a name to your address book


Yes, first letter navigation works in Outlook address books.

For some idiotic reason microsoft differentiates between the "Address Book" (upper case), and "address books" (lower case). The Address Book can contain "address books", and the "Contact List".

Outlook address book and "contacts" explained:


Several types of address books can be displayed in the Address Book:

Global Address List

This feature requires you to use a Microsoft Exchange account. Most home and personal accounts do not use Exchange.

Outlook Address Book/Contacts

The Outlook Address Book is created automatically and contains the contacts in your Contacts folder that have a contact entry in the E-mail or Fax boxes.

These contacts display in the Address Book dialog box when you click Contacts in the Show names from the list. If you have a Personal Address Book (Personal Address Book: A customizable address book used to store personal e-mail addresses you use frequently. However, Contacts offers more advanced features for this function. Personal Address Book files have a .pab extension and can be copied to disk.), it is recommended that you convert your Personal Address Book to Outlook contacts, because Outlook contacts provide flexibility and customization unavailable in the Personal Address Book. For example, you can associate birthdays, several types of phone numbers, anniversaries, Web site addresses, and other custom information with your contacts. The Outlook Address Book is available offline.

If you create additional contact folders, you can set the properties on each folder to include the contacts as part of the Outlook Address Book.

Personal Address Books can no longer be created using Outlook. The Personal Address Book is a list of names and distribution lists that you create and maintain. Personal Address Book entries are stored in a file and can be copied to a disk. You can keep the e-mail addresses of your personal contacts in either the Contacts folder, which is recommended, or the Personal Address Book.

Internet directory services (LDAP)

... [if] LDAP directory is part of your organization's network.

---- Original message ----
Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 10:39:31 -0500
From: (on behalf of "Bob - KA5ETA" <>)
Subject: Re: Adding a name to your address book
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <>

I hope some one can clear this up for me. Some people talk about Outlook
contacts and some people talks about outlook address book are they the same
or is there a different thing all together? If they are different will
first letter navigation work in the address book?

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