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Chapter 5. Using Mac OS X Applications > Creating an Address Book

Creating an Address Book

When you work with Panther's enhanced Address Book, you have the ability to create cards of information. Each card can hold all the information you want to keep on a contact, no matter how many phone numbers and e-mail addresses a particular friend, or company might have. In addition, you can add a picture with a drag and a drop. Panther's new Address Book, comes packaged with a bunch of enhancements such as: label generation, change of address notification, synchronization with Microsoft Exchange servers, view iChat Buddy status, and even the ability to use speech recognition to look up and search the Address Book database (). Creating an Address Book involves launching Address Book, and then working through the simple setup procedures.

Create an Address Book

Open the Applications folder, and then double-click the Address Book icon.

Click the Add Group button (+) to add a group.

Give the new group a descriptive name, and then press Return.

Click the Add Name button (+) to add a new card.

Type a Name, and then using the Tab key, type a Company Name (if necessary).

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You can access the Address Book application in the Dock. Once you've opened the Address Book from the Applications folder, the icon is placed in the Dock.

Click in the individual card fields to add information such as: Phone number, e-mail address, home address, Internet home page, and Instant Messaging user name (a .Mac or AIM screen name).

If you enter an IM or AIM user name, you can view iChat Buddy status while browsing contacts in the Address Book.

If necessary, click the Remove button (-), located to the left of some of the data fields to remove that field.

Click in the Note field to add specific text notes.

If necessary, click on the Field pop-up to change the field name.

Repeat steps 4 thru 9 to add additional address cards.

Quit Address Book.



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