Create a contact from another contact
You can create a new contact (contact: Person, inside or outside of your organization, about whom you can save several types of information, such as street and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and Web page URLs.) from an existing contact by using the existing contact as a template, and then changing any of the information, as necessary.
- In Contacts, in Business Cards view, click the contact that you want to use as a template.
You can also complete this procedure in the Address Cards
and Detailed Address Cards
- Press CTRL+C, and then press CTRL+V.
- In the Duplicate Contact Detected box, select the Add new contact option.
When you save a contact or an Electronic Business Card (Electronic Business Card: A view of specific information about a contact, in a format similar to a paper-based business card, that can be inserted into messages.) with the same name or e-mail name as one that already exists in your Contacts
folder, Microsoft Outlook displays a dialog box with options to either add the duplicate contact as a new contact or update the existing contact with the new information from the duplicate contact. To find out more, see Resolve or delete duplicate contacts
- Click Add.
The new contact will appear in Business Cards
view next to the contact you copied.
- Double-click the new contact to open it, and then edit the information, as needed.
- Click Save and Close.