Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Viewing your contacts
Some people see their Contacts list as pure gold. They ogle and admire it
whenever they’re not busy playing Solitaire. To see your Contacts list, click
the arrow beside the Outlook name at the top of the screen and choose People
in the Ribbon. If you’d like to sort the contents of your Contacts list, click the
gear icon in the far right of the Ribbon.
That icon reveals a list of ways that you can view your contacts and their
source; see Figure 17-6. For your viewing pleasure, you see these options:
Filter All Contacts
✓ First Last
✓ Last Name
✓ First Name
✓ Last, First
You can do much more powerful things with your contacts in the desktop
version of Outlook, but seeing your contacts when you’re away from your
desk is mighty convenient.
A good Contacts list is precious; it’s even more valuable than that snazzy
office chair you covet or even that enviable cubicle near the coffee pot.
Outlook.com can help you keep your Contacts list up to date from wherever
you are. For example, if you go to a conference or convention and exchange
business cards with lots of people, you probably want to get those names
into your Contacts list as soon as possible. Whether you’re using a laptop,
tablet, or your smartphone (or the nearest public library or Internet café),
you can log on to your account remotely, and enter all those new addresses
before you go home.