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Personalizing electronic business cards
Within each contact record window, information appears not only in the fields of the
contact record but also in the form of a graphic that resembles a business card. When you
enter a person’s contact information in a contact record, basic information appears in the
business card shown in the upper-right corner of the contact window. This data includes the
person’s name, company, and job title; work, mobile, and home phone numbers; and email,
postal, webpage, and instant messaging addresses. (Only the first 10 lines of information
it on the card.) If an image is associated with the person through Exchange, SharePoint, or
a social network to which you’ve connected Outlook, the contact record includes the
image. You can change the types of information that appear, rearrange the information fields,
format the text and background, and add, change, or remove images, such as a logo or
Creating a business card for yourself provides you with an attractive way of presenting your
contact information to people you correspond with in email. You can attach your business
card to an outgoing email message or include it as part (or all) of your email signature. The
recipient of your business card can easily create a contact record for you by saving the
business card to his or her Outlook address book.
SEE ALSO For information about email signatures, see “Personalizing the appearance of
message text” in Chapter 10, “Enhance message content.”
In this exercise, you’ll modify the business card associated with a contact record.
SET UP You need the JoanLambert image located in the Chapter09 practice file folder
and the SBS Contacts address book you created and populated in earlier exercises in this
chapter to complete this exercise. Display the SBS Contacts address book in Business
Card view, and then follow the steps.
In the contact list, double-click the Joan Lambert contact record to open the contact
record window. The business card in the upper-right corner displays information stored
in the contact record fields. The grayscale graphic on the left side of the business
card is a placeholder image.