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

Managing an Address Book

Any address book, even Panther's, can quickly become a confusing mess of unorganized data. Unlike paper address books, Panther's can create a very organized system… if you know what to do. For example, you should create logical groups, and then use obvious naming conventions for each contact. You can name your groups by family, school, work, community service, kids sports teams just to name a few. Panther's Address Book has many features that helps you manage your groups and the contacts you create. You can even use the vCard format to exchange contact information between various programs ().

Manage an Address Book

Click the Address Book menu, and then click Preferences.

Click General to organize the viewable screen.

Make any of the following changes: Display Order, Sort By, Address Format, Font Size, Notify People When My Card Changes, and Synchronize With Exchange ().

Click Template to organize the card data screen.

Make any of the following changes:

  • Work, Mobile phone numbers

  • Email and Homepage information

  • Names

  • Work address

Did You Know?

You can let the Address Book read a contact to you. () Control-click your mouse in the contact window, point to Speech, and then click Start Speaking. To end the audio, Control-click, point to Speech, and then click Stop Speaking.


Click Phone to set the format for the phone number entry.

Click the Formats pop-up, and then select a format for your phone numbers.

Click vCard to set the preferences for vcards.

Make any of the following changes:

  • vCard Format

  • Enable Private 'Me' Card

  • Export Notes in vCards

Click LDAP to set up directory connections to automatically search for information on network directory servers.

Select an LDAP connection.

Quit Address Book.


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