Outlook Addresses are not alphabetized.

#1
I just purchased a new laptop. I’m using Outlook 2007 and Windows 7. When I click on ‘contacts’ (lower left side of Outlook), they are alphabetized, and are listed with First Name- last name. This is what I want to see. The ‘Current View’ checked is ‘Outlook Data Files’

But when I open a new email and click on ‘To’, the addresses are just plain screwed up. Not only are my addresses not alphabetized, they are listed ‘Last name- First’.

I went to ‘Option’, ‘Mail Setup’, ‘E-mail Accounts’, ‘Address Books’, ‘Outlook Address Book’, and then under 'Show names by' I have selected 'First Last (John Smith)’.

What can I do?

My old laptop used Outlook 2007 and Vista. The addresses are alphabetized and are 'First Last (John Smith)’.

I have a small home business, and this problem is killing me.

Many thanks for any help,

A.T.
 


#3
Thanks Capt. Jack. That only works with 2002 and 2003. I have 2007.

Thanks again,

A.T.
 


zvit

Honorable Member
#4
Tools | Account Settings | Address Books. Select the Outlook Address Book, click Change, and change the sort to File As.

The separate setting in Tools | Options | Contact Option controls how the File As field default value is constructed.
 


#5
Tools | Account Settings | Address Books. Select the Outlook Address Book, click Change, and change the sort to File As.

The separate setting in Tools | Options | Contact Option controls how the File As field default value is constructed.
When I click on Outlook Address Book, There is only one option available, and I have selected is Show names by.

Which I have selected First Last (John Smith)

I have also gone to your second suggestion. That also is set up with First Last.

I appreciate you trying to help me.

A.T.
 


zvit

Honorable Member
#6
After you change the name format for existing contacts in the Outlook Address Book, the change applies to future entries that you create. However, occasionally not all your contacts are updated with the format change. In these cases, you must change the format for each contact.

Here is the solution:
Display the Contacts list in last name, first name format - Outlook - Microsoft Office
 


#7
>In these cases, you must change the format for each contact.
Now this really sucks!

I can't understand why the contacts in my iPhone are listed as First Last.

I do appreciate you trying.

A.T.
 


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