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Windows 7: How to change the default address display in Outlook 2007 contact list

11 May 2012   #11

windows 7
Seems too complicated

Hi John,
Thanks for your suggestion, but it seems way too complicated for me.
Maybe I would still be able to change the new default card for new contacts.
But the script for existing ones: no clue how to handle that.
Scared the result will be a mess.

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12 May 2012   #12

Windows 7

Hi WimYogya,

In Windows 7/ Outlook 2010 it is easy to do:

1) Open up a contact
2) Click on the 'Business Card' icon on the top ribbon
3) Edit the Business card by adding fields or removing them, change the order is you want
4) Save and you are done. least with that one, I have not found out yet how to copy the format from that one to your other cards.

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12 May 2012   #13

windows 7

But that is exactly what I want: create ONE default view for ALL contacts, existing and new ones.
I have 900+ contacts, so I do not want to change the views one by one.
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12 May 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

You can use Outlook's Form Designer, but it needs Visual Basic knowledge.

How to change the default address display in Outlook 2007 contact list-form.png

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27 Nov 2012   #15

Windows 7 Professional x32

Hello WimYogya,
When displaying items like contacts or emails, Outlook uses objects called forms that control what fields are displayed and where. I have not edited forms before, so I don't know if what you seek to do is possible. But if it is possible, the following article may be a good starting point:

Tutorial: Creating and distributing custom forms with Outlook - Outlook -

Cheers and good luck!
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