Saving a Contact Entry as a vCard: MS Outlook

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In addition to sending vCards as e-mail attachments, Outlook allows you to save a contact entry to a file as a vCard. You might do this if you want to link to vCards on a web site so that others can download the vCards directly rather than receiving a message with the vCards attached.

You might want to save a large number of contacts as vCards and send them to someone via a Zip disk or other removable media rather than through e-mail.

Follow these steps to save a contact item as a vCard file:

  1. In Outlook, open the contact item you want to save as a vCard.
  2. Choose File, Export To vCard File.
  3. Type a name in the File Name box and then click Save.

Saving a vCard Attachment to Your Contacts folder

When you receive a message containing a vCard attachment, you'll probably want to save the vCard as a contact item in your Contacts folder.

Follow these steps to save a vCard attachment as a contact item:

  1. Open the message containing the attached vCard.
  2. Double-click the attachment to open it.
  3. In the open contact form, click Save And Close, The information in the vCard is saved to your Contacts folder by default.

Setting Contact Options

Outlook provides several options that control how it stores and displays contacts. To view these options, choose Tools | Options and click Contact Options on the Preferences tab. In the Contact Options dialog box, configure the options.

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