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Creating an Address Book

When you work with 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. Address Book comes packaged with a bunch of features such as: label generation, change of address notification, synchronization with MobileMe, Google Contacts, or Yahoo Address Book, 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

  • green1.jpg Click the Applications folder in the Dock, and then click the Address Book icon.
  • green2.jpg Click the Add Group (+) button to add a group.
  • green3.jpg Give the new group a descriptive name, and then press Return.
  • green4.jpg Click the Add Name (+) button to add a new card.
  • green5.jpg Type a Name, and then using the Tab key, type a Company Name (if necessary).
  • green6.jpg 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 MobileMe 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.

  • green7.jpg If necessary, click the Remove button (-), located to the left of some of the data fields to remove that field.
  • green8.jpg Click in the Note field to add specific text notes.
  • green9.jpg If necessary, click on the Field pop-up to change the field name.
  • green10.jpg Repeat steps 4 thru 9 to add additional address cards.
  • green11.jpg Quit Address Book.
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