Import Microsoft® Outlook contacts
Import Microsoft Outlook contacts from Microsoft Excel
Importing the contact or information is nothing but bringing the data from one place to another place. In the Outlook, importing can be done of the e-mails file. Users can convert the file and system directories to the Outlook folders. It also can import the data from many different applications. Microsoft Outlook provides various other features that can be used for e-mailing, organizing personal information and import and export wizard that can bring or transfer data from one application to another application.
Tips to import contacts into Outlook from Excel, needs and benefits of importing Outlook contacts are discussed in the following headings:
- Tips to import contacts into Outlook from Excel
- What is the need of importing?
- Benefits of importing Outlook contacts.
Tips to import contacts into Outlook from Excel
If the contact is saved in the Excel sheet then those will not be accessible in the Microsoft Outlook or even not be accessible to other programs that may access the address book in the e-mail accounts. To obtain the contact from the Excel, you have to export and then import the list into the Outlook. For exporting, there are few steps that should be followed. The Excel should consist of the details like 'name', 'e-mail address' and so on in the row 1, if it does not consist then change the format to the above. Then save these created details in the folder from the save in drop down list, type a file name to save from the file name box and in the save as type select the CSV (comma delimited) from the drop down list. For importing, the list creates a folder from the folder list that is there on the menu list. Then right-click the folder that you want to import and create a new folder where you want to import. Then from the menu click on the 'Import and Export' click 'Next' and then click on the 'Comma Separated Values' and click 'Next'. Click on the folder that is created to be imported into so that the Excel sheets data that is the column names in the first row will map to the Outlook fields correctly and you can verify those by clicking on the 'Map Custom Fields'.
What is the need of importing:
The need for importing arises when the files containing the information or the data are not compatible to be saved in the system. So in such a case instead of writing the whole data again in the system, it is easy to import that data and make it compatible with the system. For example, the data stored in the Excel sheet are not compatible with the few of the address book which can then be imported and used by the address books.
Benefits of importing Outlook contacts:
Importing makes it compatible for the data that is saved in any file format to be used with any of the application. Importing also saves the time required for retyping the file that is not compatible and hence, also saves the system resources. You can obtain the contacts by importing it from any of the application and in any file format.
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