I have inherited a large database in Word that I need to export to an Outlook Contacts format. Can anybody give me a quicker way than cutting & pasting each invidual entry? It'd take days! Each contact is in a Word Table consisting -Surname, First Name -Position -Name of Firm -Address Line 1 -Address Line 2 -City -County -Postcode (in some cases more than one of these last 3 are on one line) -Country -Tel -Fax -Email -Website
Most grateful if anybody can help save me some hours. I'm using XP Pro (SP1) & MS Office XP - specifically Outlook 2002,Excel 2002 etc Freddie Meynell
Just an idea but maybe you could import the data in to an MS Access database and then, in turn, import that database into Outlook. I say this because I'm not sure whether Outlook can import from Word directly. :-/
Thanks for the thoughts - have tried Outlook Import Wizard but didn't seem able to cope with more than one 'field' in one Table line. But it IS complicated (the wizard) & I may well have read it wrong. I'm useless at Access but I'll give it a go. Thanks again Freddie
You could try converting the table in Word to text using commas as separators and save it as a text file with the .csv extension. Outlook may be able to import comma separated files. Just a thought; it might save some time.
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