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Is there any way to export or otherwise copy Categories, with colors, between Users/Macs? They also don't yet synch to Exchange 2010, from what I can tell.

I'll likely develop a default new user profile and then run an AppleScript to add the Exchange account based on the currently logged in user's credentials, so I can set up defaults that way, hoping that there's a way to export or copy categories however.

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Sadly, and unfortunatly No. This is something I spend a few days on recently, and out of interest, it can't be done on the Windows version either. There is no way to keep these categories intact, and it can be a huge problem, especially when sharing items with others since the minute they make a change to a shared item, the categories are overwritten.

You could possibly however use an AppleScript to add them manually, I haven't tried thought.

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It is somewhat possible under Windows with a really ugly script that manipulates a blob in the registry. – Zoredache Oct 15 '11 at 0:27

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The original question concerned exporting the actual categories, not contacts. Contacts can be filtered, then dragged out from the Contacts window. – da4 Dec 18 '12 at 14:43

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