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Old July 19th, 2007, 06:04 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Sledbett
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Default How do I export a specific distribution list from contacts?

I want to export the contacts from a distribution list in outlook. Can I
select a specific list, or am I stuck exporting all contacts only?

I'm using MS Office 2007 Enterprise.

Thank you!
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Old July 19th, 2007, 08:52 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Brian Tillman
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Default How do I export a specific distribution list from contacts?

Sledbett wrote:

I want to export the contacts from a distribution list in outlook.
Can I select a specific list, or am I stuck exporting all contacts
only?


A DL doesn't contain contacts. It contains name/address pairs. You can
"export" the contents of a DL with FileSave As and choose Text.
--
Brian Tillman

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Old July 19th, 2007, 09:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Default How do I export a specific distribution list from contacts?

DL's do not survive exporting. Ever. Your question is unclear. DL's do not
contain Contacts. What is it you need to do?
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Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Sledbett" wrote in message
...
I want to export the contacts from a distribution list in outlook. Can I
select a specific list, or am I stuck exporting all contacts only?

I'm using MS Office 2007 Enterprise.

Thank you!



  #4  
Old July 19th, 2007, 09:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Sledbett
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Default How do I export a specific distribution list from contacts?

I want to export a specific group of people from my outlook contacts. When I
choose the export function, I do not see a place to select individual
contacts. How can I select just a certain group of them to export?

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

DL's do not survive exporting. Ever. Your question is unclear. DL's do not
contain Contacts. What is it you need to do?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Sledbett" wrote in message
...
I want to export the contacts from a distribution list in outlook. Can I
select a specific list, or am I stuck exporting all contacts only?

I'm using MS Office 2007 Enterprise.

Thank you!




  #5  
Old July 19th, 2007, 11:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Default How do I export a specific distribution list from contacts?

To repeat: exporting is never a valid way to transfer Outlook data. First
you said "Distribution List." Now you say "specific group," whatever that
means. At no time have you clarified what you want or need to do. We cannot
read your mind.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Sledbett" wrote in message
...
I want to export a specific group of people from my outlook contacts. When
I
choose the export function, I do not see a place to select individual
contacts. How can I select just a certain group of them to export?

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

DL's do not survive exporting. Ever. Your question is unclear. DL's do
not
contain Contacts. What is it you need to do?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Sledbett" wrote in message
...
I want to export the contacts from a distribution list in outlook. Can
I
select a specific list, or am I stuck exporting all contacts only?

I'm using MS Office 2007 Enterprise.

Thank you!






  #6  
Old July 19th, 2007, 11:24 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Sledbett
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Default How do I export a specific distribution list from contacts?

Here is an example of what I want to do:

I have 100 contacts in my outlook address book (contact folder?)
I want to export 25 of them into an excel file to import into another
application

I do not want to export everyone in my contacts. I only want to export 25
specific contact entries. Coincidentally, I have all of the people I want to
export grouped into a distribution list - which apparently doesn't matter.



"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

To repeat: exporting is never a valid way to transfer Outlook data. First
you said "Distribution List." Now you say "specific group," whatever that
means. At no time have you clarified what you want or need to do. We cannot
read your mind.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Sledbett" wrote in message
...
I want to export a specific group of people from my outlook contacts. When
I
choose the export function, I do not see a place to select individual
contacts. How can I select just a certain group of them to export?

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

DL's do not survive exporting. Ever. Your question is unclear. DL's do
not
contain Contacts. What is it you need to do?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Sledbett" wrote in message
...
I want to export the contacts from a distribution list in outlook. Can
I
select a specific list, or am I stuck exporting all contacts only?

I'm using MS Office 2007 Enterprise.

Thank you!






  #7  
Old July 20th, 2007, 01:03 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]
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Default How do I export a specific distribution list from contacts?

If you want to use the export function, you must place these Contacts in a
separate Contacts Folder. You can only export folders. You cannot export
individual Contacts.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Sledbett" wrote in message
...
Here is an example of what I want to do:

I have 100 contacts in my outlook address book (contact folder?)
I want to export 25 of them into an excel file to import into another
application

I do not want to export everyone in my contacts. I only want to export 25
specific contact entries. Coincidentally, I have all of the people I want
to
export grouped into a distribution list - which apparently doesn't matter.



"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

To repeat: exporting is never a valid way to transfer Outlook data. First
you said "Distribution List." Now you say "specific group," whatever that
means. At no time have you clarified what you want or need to do. We
cannot
read your mind.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Sledbett" wrote in message
...
I want to export a specific group of people from my outlook contacts.
When
I
choose the export function, I do not see a place to select individual
contacts. How can I select just a certain group of them to export?

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

DL's do not survive exporting. Ever. Your question is unclear. DL's do
not
contain Contacts. What is it you need to do?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Sledbett" wrote in message
...
I want to export the contacts from a distribution list in outlook.
Can
I
select a specific list, or am I stuck exporting all contacts only?

I'm using MS Office 2007 Enterprise.

Thank you!








  #8  
Old July 20th, 2007, 01:53 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]
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Default How do I export a specific distribution list from contacts?

You're almost there. Save the DL as a .txt file. Open it in Notepad and delete the first few lines, so that you're left with only names and addresses. The result will be a tab-delmited text file that you'll be able to open in Excel and save as a .xls file.

--
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Microsoft Outlook 2007 Programming:
Jumpstart for Power Users and Administrators
http://www.outlookcode.com/article.aspx?id=54


"Sledbett" wrote in message ...

I have 100 contacts in my outlook address book (contact folder?)
I want to export 25 of them into an excel file to import into another
application

I do not want to export everyone in my contacts. I only want to export 25
specific contact entries. Coincidentally, I have all of the people I want to
export grouped into a distribution list - which apparently doesn't matter.

I want to export the contacts from a distribution list in outlook. Can
I
select a specific list, or am I stuck exporting all contacts only?


  #9  
Old June 2nd, 2010, 07:12 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Gregg Carpenter
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Default Valentine Lighten up

I understood the question very clearly, what is your problem, Tool. . .



Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook] wrote:

How do I export a specific distribution list from contacts?
19-Jul-07

To repeat: exporting is never a valid way to transfer Outlook data. First
you said "Distribution List." Now you say "specific group," whatever that
means. At no time have you clarified what you want or need to do. We cannot
read your mind.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Sledbett" wrote in message
...

Previous Posts In This Thread:

On Thursday, July 19, 2007 1:04 PM
Sledbet wrote:

How do I export a specific distribution list from contacts?
I want to export the contacts from a distribution list in outlook. Can I
select a specific list, or am I stuck exporting all contacts only?

I am using MS Office 2007 Enterprise.

Thank you!

On Thursday, July 19, 2007 3:52 PM
Brian Tillman wrote:

How do I export a specific distribution list from contacts?
A DL does not contain contacts. It contains name/address pairs. You can
"export" the contents of a DL with FileSave As and choose Text.
--
Brian Tillman

On Thursday, July 19, 2007 4:21 PM
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook] wrote:

DL's do not survive exporting. Ever. Your question is unclear.
DL's do not survive exporting. Ever. Your question is unclear. DL's do not
contain Contacts. What is it you need to do?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]

On Thursday, July 19, 2007 4:48 PM
Sledbet wrote:

I want to export a specific group of people from my outlook contacts.
I want to export a specific group of people from my outlook contacts. When I
choose the export function, I do not see a place to select individual
contacts. How can I select just a certain group of them to export?

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

On Thursday, July 19, 2007 6:15 PM
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook] wrote:

How do I export a specific distribution list from contacts?
To repeat: exporting is never a valid way to transfer Outlook data. First
you said "Distribution List." Now you say "specific group," whatever that
means. At no time have you clarified what you want or need to do. We cannot
read your mind.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Sledbett" wrote in message
...

On Thursday, July 19, 2007 6:24 PM
Sledbet wrote:

How do I export a specific distribution list from contacts?
Here is an example of what I want to do:

I have 100 contacts in my outlook address book (contact folder?)
I want to export 25 of them into an excel file to import into another
application

I do not want to export everyone in my contacts. I only want to export 25
specific contact entries. Coincidentally, I have all of the people I want to
export grouped into a distribution list - which apparently doesn't matter.



"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

On Thursday, July 19, 2007 8:03 PM
Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook] wrote:

If you want to use the export function, you must place these Contacts in a
If you want to use the export function, you must place these Contacts in a
separate Contacts Folder. You can only export folders. You cannot export
individual Contacts.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Sledbett" wrote in message
...

On Thursday, July 19, 2007 8:53 PM
Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook] wrote:

You're almost there. Save the DL as a .txt file.
You're almost there. Save the DL as a .txt file. Open it in Notepad and =
delete the first few lines, so that you're left with only names and =
addresses. The result will be a tab-delmited text file that you'll be =
able to open in Excel and save as a .xls file.=20

--=20
Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Microsoft Outlook 2007 Programming:
Jumpstart for Power Users and Administrators
http://www.outlookcode.com/article.aspx?id=3D54=20


"Sledbett" wrote in message =
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want to=20
matter.
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 08:12 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook.contacts
Gordon[_15_]
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Default Valentine Lighten up


"Gregg Carpenter" wrote in message
...
I understood the question very clearly, what is your problem, Tool. . .



Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook] wrote:

How do I export a specific distribution list from contacts?
19-Jul-07


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YEARS OLD?
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