2003: New Contact: Change default File As to: Company (First Last)



Happy Friday everyone.

I need to find a way to add or change the File As options when creating a
new contact in Outlook 2003. The end result I'm looking for is: Company
(FirstName LastName). I know outlook will do this in reverse: Company
(LastName FirstName) but this is not what I'm looking for.

I've spent hours searching with Google, and people have asked this for
years, but I have not seen a single answer out there yet. A few people
recommended buying some German application that assists with Outlook
contacts, but that is not an option as I need this for work.

Anyone have a clue? I am moderately competent with computers, so could
handle customizing Outlook if someone got me pointed in the right direction.


Karl Timmermans

See http://www.slipstick.com/contacts/fileas.asp

If you want this to occur in real-time (any time the contact's name /
company is changed) - you'll need to trigger code similar to the above
whenever the contact item is saved. Just a matter of writing/implementing
some VBA code on each of the machines where this needs to be applied. Either
of Sue Mosher's books - Microsoft Outlook Programming or Microsoft Outlook
2007 Programming would be a really good resource for you (see
http://www.outlookcode.com - another resource you may find very helpful)

Karl Timmermans - The Claxton Group
ContactGenie - Importer/DataPorter/Exporter/Toolkit
"Contact import/export/data management tools for Outlook '2000/2007"

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