Standardize Contacts’ Full Name and File As format

What does you Contacts folder and Address Book look like? Do all names show up in the same format? Chances are they aren’t which will affect the sorting order and how fast you can find a contact in your Contacts folder or Address Book. The macro in this guide allows you to quickly quickly standardize the naming convention of all your Contacts to a format of your choice.

Updating the Offline Address Book in Exchange and Outlook

Are you troubleshooting an Offline Address Book issue? Knowing how the timings work in Outlook and Exchange and how to trigger a manual update and download of the OAB-files can help you solve it more quickly. Also, when a lot of user mutations take place, increasing the OAB update frequency makes sure that the OAB on the Outlook clients are quicker up-to-date.

Display the member count of a Contact Group

In Outlook, there is no direct way to find out how many members have been added to a Contact Group (also known as Distribution Lists in Outlook 2007 and previous). By using a macro, you can get the member count with a single click.

Create a Contact Group from selected Contacts

When you create a new Contact Group (also known as a Distribution List), Outlook doesn’t offer you much flexibility when it comes to finding and selecting contacts via the “Add Members” dialog. This macro allows you to directly create or update a Contact Group from the selected contacts in your Contacts folder.

Reviving the Contact Activities feature in Outlook 2013

Contact Activities was one of the lesser known and used functionality of Outlook and has been removed in Outlook 2013. This guide shows you how to revive the feature with the use of a VBA macro.

Map It customizations and driving directions

Learn how to customize the Map It function for Contacts. With these tweaks you can change the mapping from Bing Maps to Goolge Maps or any other mapping service. You can also modify it to have it act like a route planner and get driving directions to the contact as well.

Update general info for multiple contacts

See how you can use use views to easily update general info for multiple contacts at once such as the Business Address for when a company relocates.

Export Contacts to Excel

Easily export all the contact information that you need to Excel without needing to go through the Export wizard and mapping columns. This method also allows you to export more than just the standard columns.