How to import contacts from a Works 9 database or from a spreadsheet into Windows Contacts

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Windows Vista uses a new contact manager called Windows Contacts. Windows Contacts replaces the Windows Address Book and adds new features, such as adding pictures to your contacts. Windows Contacts can import data from a Microsoft Works 9 database or from spreadsheet programs when the data is saved in the Comma Separated Values (*.csv) export format.


To save a Works 9 database or a spreadsheet as a CSV file, follow these steps:
  1. Start Works 9, and then open the Works database.
  2. On the File menu, click Save As.
  3. Under Files of Type, click Text & Commas (*.csv).
  4. Type a name for the file, and then click Save.
To import CSV files into Windows Contacts, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start
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    Start button
    , click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Windows Contacts.
  2. Click Import, and then select Comma Separated Values (*.csv).
  3. Click Import, locate the CSV file that you saved from Works 9, and then click Open.
  4. When Windows Contacts finishes the import, click OK, and then click Close.


Article ID: 940766 - Last Review: August 5, 2007 - Revision: 1.0
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