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6/15/2006

TECHNICAL HELP NEEDED

My former label just sent me the massive "fan mail" e-mail list we built together over the last six years. It's an Excel document and I need to get it into Entourage's address book. Big problem: I'm stupid. Anybody know how to do that? You guys are my IT department now you know?

I'll fool with it more tomorrow on the plane to Fort Worth, Texas but if you have tips I'd sure appreciate them.

Thanks,
SG

10 Comments:

Blogger Mustard Packet Pelter said...

copy and paste? okay you can laugh maybe that was stupid it's been to long since i've played with an apple *whine*

6/15/2006  
Blogger Ryan Meyers said...

Open it in Excel (if you don't have it for the Mac, ask the Rocketown folk to do this for you) and save it as a "Comma Seperated/Delimited" file. Then you should be able to use the "Import" function in Entourage and map each column to an address book field.

6/15/2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yah, convert it to .csv like ryan meyers said and let Entourage do the rest of the work.

6/16/2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you tried to manage the data in excel? Once you prepare the data properly in excel you can export or "save as" to a comma or tab delimited file.

You may have to transpose the data in excel from rows to columns ( if the data is consistent and uniformly organized) and then "save as" a cvs file for example.

Once the file is in cvs format you can use the import feature in entourage to map the fields and import the data into the correct fields.

shannon - thoughtquotient.com

6/16/2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ps

With the Entourage Import Assistant, you have the ability to transfer data from earlier versions of Entourage, Outlook Express 5, Qualcomm Eudora (4.0 or higher), Apple Mail, Netscape Communicator (4.6x-4.8 only), and Claris Emailer (2.0v3 only).

Click File on the menu bar and select Import to open the Import Assistant.
Select Import information from a program.
Select the email program from which you want to import your data.

Select the data you'd like to import (e.g. email, calendar, contacts, etc.).

Entourage will automatically detect and import data from the application specified.

6/16/2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and if you need a FREE open source Microsoft Office alternative, try Open Office

6/16/2006  
Blogger Matthew Smith said...

Uhhh...you don't want to send emails like that from Entourage. You want to use something like http://www.ymlp.com (which I use), or if you have a bigger budget, http://myemma.com is awesome.

6/16/2006  
Anonymous Andrew said...

there is no way possible I could help you here in any way. Just in case you were thinking I might be able to. You would have been wrong. That is all.

6/16/2006  
Blogger Seth Ward said...

We use myemma and it's great.

6/16/2006  
Blogger Shaun Groves said...

I'm gonna switch to something more professional eventually but for now all I have is Entourage. I'll look into that ymlp thingy. I also heard "constant contact" is a good program.

Thanks everybody. I'm sitting down to work on all this right now.

SG

6/16/2006  

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