What does your Contacts folder and Address Book look like?
Do all names show up in the same format?
For instance: “First Last” or “Last, First”?
If you’ve been using Outlook for quite some time already or when you’ve imported your Contacts from multiple sources, chances are that things aren’t that consistent for you which could make it more difficult to find a contact.
There is no way in Outlook to quickly standardize the naming format of your existing contacts and updating them manually is very labor intensive.
With the VBA macros from this guide, you can quickly standardize the naming convention of all your Contacts to a format of your choice.
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