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Using Contact Information
2. Double-click the name of the contact in the list at the bottom of the
screen to see the contact record.
If you get no contacts that match your search, check to see whether you
correctly spelled the search text you entered.
It’s hard to be as stupidly literal as computers — close doesn’t count with
them. If you see Grg Wshngtn, you know to look for George Washington, but a
computer doesn’t. George would have to have his vowels removed before a
computer would see those two names the same way.
On the other hand, if you have only a scrap of the name you’re looking for,
Outlook can find that scrap wherever it is. A search for Geo would turn
up George Washington, as well as any other Georges in your Contacts list,
including Boy George and George of the Jungle (provided they’re all such
close, personal friends of yours that they’re featured in your Contacts list).
Finding a contact from
any Outlook module
The Search People box in the Ribbon can help you dig up a contact record in
a jiffy from any Outlook module. Follow these steps:
1. Click the Search People box in the Find group.
It’s on the far right of the Home tab’s Ribbon in any Outlook module.
2. Type the contact name.
3. Press Enter to make Outlook open the record for that contact.
If you just type in a fragment of a name, Outlook lists names that contain
that fragment so you can choose which contact you had in mind. For
example, if you type Wash, you get George Washington, Sam Washburn,
and anyone else in your list whose name includes Wash.
4. Double-click the name of the contact record you want to see.
Forwarding a business card
Outlook can also forward an electronic business card to any other person
who uses Outlook (or any other program that understands how to use digital
business cards). It’s a handy way to e-mail any contact record in your list to
anybody else.
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