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Chapter 6. Using Address Book > Setting .Mac Address Book Preferences

Setting .Mac Address Book Preferences

Your .Mac Address Book allows you to set some preferences that govern how it behaves. By changing these preferences, you can select the number of contacts that are displayed per page, change how addresses are sorted, choose the defaults for the kind of data you enter, and turn on (or off) Address Book Synchronization.

To set .Mac Address Book preferences

1.
At www.mac.com, log in to your .Mac account.

The main .Mac welcome page opens, with you logged in (Figure 6.1).

Figure 6.1. After you've logged in to your .Mac account, your .Mac member name appears in the upper right corner of the page.


2.
Click the Address Book link at the top of the page or in the left column of the page.

The main .Mac Address Book page opens, listing your contacts and their e-mail addresses and phone numbers (Figure 6.2).

Figure 6.2. When you open your .Mac Address Book, the contacts are listed in groups of ten, and a toolbar appears at the top of the page. Click the Preferences button to open the Preferences page.


3.
Click the Preferences button at the top of the .Mac Address Book page.

The .Mac Address Book preferences page opens (Figure 6.3). On this page, you can see how many contacts are in your .Mac Address Book, and you can set how it behaves.

Figure 6.3. The .Mac Address Book preferences page lets you set how your .Mac Address Book behaves.


4.
On the .Mac Address Book preferences page, do the following:

  • Select the number of contacts to be displayed per page from the Contacts Per Page pop-up menu.

  • Select whether addresses are sorted by last name or first name from the Display Order pop-up menu.

  • Choose whether Home or Work is set as the default e-mail address in the Default Email pop-up menu.

  • Choose whether Home, Work, Mobile, or Fax is set as the default phone number in the Default Phone #1 pop-up menu.

  • Choose whether Home, Work, Mobile, or Fax is set as the default phone number in the Default Phone #2 pop-up menu.

  • Choose whether Email, Last Name, or First Name is set as the default sort order in the Default Sort Order pop-up menu.

  • Check the Turn on .Mac Address Book Synchronization box to turn on Address Book synchronization (as covered in Chapter 5).

5.
Click Save.

Your preferences are saved, and the main Address Book page opens.


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