To the Letter

Do you possess one of those extremely large contact lists in MS Outlook? Do you use the address card view in Outlook when you go to the Contacts area?

If you answered “yes” to both of those questions, I’m sure you also know the frustration of searching through all those cards looking for just the one you need.

With this time consuming task in mind, I’ve got a couple of suggestions for simplifying address card navigation.

First, for those who use the mouse more than the keyboard, you should note the alphabet is displayed vertically on the right side of the window.

Click on a letter and Outlook will instantly move to the first address card containing a name beginning with that letter.

Now, what about those who do not prefer the mouse? Do I have a quick trick for you too?

Well, of course!

All you have to do is type. If you type the first letter of the contact’s name, you’ll make the jump to the beginning of the cards starting with that letter.

Although the keyboard does have its advantages, if you continue to type the name for which you’re searching, the selection will move directly to the card you seek. (This bypasses the step of sorting through all the cards beginning with the same letter).

With just this small trick, you’ll tame your long address card list in no time!

~ April