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How to export groups from an iCloud Address Book account using Automator?

I’m using Mac OS X Lion with iCloud. My address book ‘lives’ on iCloud and I’ve gat a number of groups in the address book. Under Snow Leopard I used Automator to export addresses from a group using ...
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Safari autofill multiple e-mail adresses

My personal vCard has multiple email addresses. When I use the autofill feature from Safari I always get the wrong email address filled into the web form. How can I get Safari autofill to use the ...
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New address book entries on iPhone does not sync to iCloud

I have an iPhone (iOS 5.1). I added a new telephone number to a new address book entry yesterday and today I find that neither the iCloud Web interface nor my address book on my desktop (OS X 10.7.3) ...
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Sync multiple gmail contacts with Lion Address Book?

I understand that Address Book, even on Lion, doesn't support syncing multiple gmail contacts. Is there a third-party app that I can use for this purpose? I'm looking for an app that gives me a ...
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Address Book won't restore contacts from .abbu

My Address Book won't restore contacts from my address book archive (.abbu). I sync my address book with iCloud. A couple weeks ago, Address Book told me there were some inconsistancies in my ...
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Creating a new iPhone contact from an email in a specific address book

I have two e-mail accounts on my iPhone 4, one of which is my "work" Exchange account, and I therefore have two sets of address books ("From My Mac" and "Work"). From an e-mail, and also from the ...
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How to Add Gmail Contact via iPhone

I have my Gmail account configured via Exchange on my iPhone 4S. When I add a new contact, it only adds it to my phone. I have to add separately to Gmail and then merge duplicates, which seems like ...
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How can I move Contacts from Exchange to the From My Mac groups?

I have discovered that some personal contacts that I'd created (using the iPhone's built-in Contacts app) were created in the Exchange (business) group. How can I move them over to the "From My Mac" ...
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Address Book App adds the letter “n” to my notes

The Address Book app adds the letter "n" to notes of contacts in most of my contacts. In the Notes field I randomly see the letter added in front of names, numbers etc. I have off course tried to ...
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Can I use a different email/calendar/address book provider for Mac OS X and iOS?

I am afraid that the switch to iCloud will make life very complicated, particularly for Snow Leopard users like myself. I am also afraid that Apple will make life generally more complicated. So I am ...
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Is there a way to change the order of previous recipients in Apple mail?

John Doe is someone I email often. John Dee is someone I emailed recently and will probably email again, but not nearly as often. I don't want to remove John Dee from my previous recipients, but I ...
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What do the checkboxes that appear when editing the card for “Me” do?

When I edit my address card in OS X (10.7) Address Book, checkboxes appear next to all of the entries. What are these checkboxes for?
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What exactly does “Sync Google Contacts” checkbox in iTunes do?

I have my Address Book configured to sync with Google Contacts, and I sync my iOS devices with my Mac. There is also a "Sync Google Contacts" checkbox in iTunes, in the Info tab for the device. After ...
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How can I make a group of contacts that have phone numbers with the iPhone label?

I have been editing my contacts in Lion Address Book to use the iPhone label for phone numbers. I want to create a smart group that shows all contacts that use the iPhone label. I would use this ...
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Problems with contacts in Mail

I have a problem with Mail and I don't know how it happened. I somehow accidentally added several names for one email address. Now these names are displayed randomly. This problem is driving me crazy. ...
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Can I restore Address Book's pre-Lion layout?

I've found Address Book's 2-panel layout in Lion extremely obnoxious because I must change modes to change groups, never remember what group I'm viewing, etc. Is there any way to restore the old 3-...
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MacBook autofill name fields with someone else's name

I have a brand new MacBook Pro. When I first started the computer and set it up, it asked for my name, but the field was already autofilled with my brother's name. When I install software, when there ...
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Finding the Holy Grail of PIM. (Was: is there a good replacement for AddressBook Lion?)

The Address Book application in OS X Lion is sorely lacking in its ability to sync & combine contacts from different sources. Does anyone know of a good replacement? Update - My Holy Grail: I ...
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Mail.app won't recognize a contact's name from my Address Book

I use Mac OS X Mail and have all of my work contacts in Address Book. When I receive email from one contact, the "From" field just displays his email address (as opposed to his first and last name) ...
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Using an Address Book custom label on a printing label

I have a custom label in my Address Book cards (to indicate the name I'd like to appear on a label, e.g. The Smith Family). I'm on Lion (so that's Address Book version 6.1 on Mac OS X 10.7.2). ...
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Lion Addressbook broken?

When I launch Address Book and search for a contact, nothing visibly happens. Also if I double click on a contact name in the group list, I see the contact info in a popup, but if I single click, I ...
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How can I edit Address Book distribution lists?

In Snow Leopard there was a way to select which address to use for each contact in a group, for sending group emails or printing address lists. This was done by selecting the group in the groups ...
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AppleScript for iCal events from Address Book entries

I want to create a script that creates alarmed events in iCal for birthdays of people that I have in my address book. Unfortunately, I am very bad working with AppleScript. Below is the outline of ...
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Why does OS X Mail fail to recognize that an e-mail address belongs to an existing contact?

In OS X Mail, when I enter the name of a person to whom I have sent a previous e-mail, I'm often presented with a suggested e-mail address, corresponding (roughly) to the most recent frequently sent-...
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How to import contacts from Samsung E1170?

I have a Samsung E1170 mobile phone and a USB datacable for it. How can I import/copy the contacts from the phone to my computer? Is there any application for Mac which can do that? If not, how can ...
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Is a partial restore from an Address Book .abbu file possible?

I have an old Address Book .abbu archive that has some contact data that I need to recover. I do not want to restore the entire address book archive, and I especially do not want to overwrite my ...
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How to restore the AddressBook database from backup

How do I transfer my address book files in the abcdp format to my new MacBook Pro with Mac OS X Lion? The files are from a 2008 MacBook running Mac OS X 10.6; the hard drive crashed, and the ...
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Can I sync Address Book to iCloud on Snow Leopard?

I've updated my iPhone to iOS 5, but my Mac(s) are still on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Syncing Contacts to iCloud is enabled in iPhone settings. Now, I was wondering is it possible to make Address Book ...
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How to prevent Mail.app to update address book on its own?

Now that the iCloud works (almost) flawlessly on both my MacBook Pro and iPhone I get annoyed by Mail.app on my Mac which seems to update contacts in my address book on its own, without my request or ...
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Mail autocomplete is different for search and compose

It annoys me that Mail “To” field autocomplete doesn't match that of the search bar. When I start typing name of a person I've had conversation with in the search bar, I can see their full name along ...
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Syncing Address Book with Android

Is there a way to sync Address Book with Android phones without using Google Sync (i.e., directly)?
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Associating Contacts to Companies within Address Book

I've started using iCloud to manage my contacts. One thing I really like is the ability to have custom defined fields, and have them voice activated from my iPhone. One problem however is this small (...
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Set my default address for auto-fill?

Since updating to 10.7.2, the email addresses in my address book card seem to have re-prioritized themselves. Now when I use Auto-Fill, the wrong address pops up, and I don't see any way to change it. ...
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Restore address book

I am running 10.7.2 and had my Address Book synced to the iCloud. I inadvertently deleted all of my contacts from my iPhone (synced with iCloud) and now my address book is empty. I've attempted to ...
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How to share entire address book?

Only after setting up my girlfriend's and my own Lion user account to sync with iCloud did I discover that the address book still doesn't lend itself to sharing in the way that calendar does :-( We ...
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How can you email an address book group to another Mac user?

If I have an OS X Address Book group of people I want to email periodic updates to, and I want to send that list to a second person who wants to email updates to this group as well, how can I do that? ...
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How do I sync Gmail contacts with my iMac's address book and my iPhone?

I enable the sync with Google inside the preferences of address book on snow leopard but I don't know how to set the time between the syncing and how to force to update. I added a new contact to gmail ...
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Say name of a caller on iPhone

Is there an app, or any other way, to make my iPhone 4 to say the name of the caller while ringing, just the same way we are used to on Nokia phones? Preferable without jailbreak or sophisticated ...
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Is there a way to add all of the recipients of an email to a group/folder in contacts from Mail?

In mail, I'll get email to a list of about 50 people, all of whom need to be in my address book. Is there a way to add them all at once? I can tell it to add one at a time, but I can't seem to get it ...
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Adding Facebook profiles to Address Book

I see that Address Book has a field for entering a friend's Facebook profile. However, many of my friends don't have an actual facebook username (ie a profile at facebook.com/username), but just the ...
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Are deletions in Google contacts synchronized to and from the Address Book?

If I select the option to sync my Address Book to Google: and I delete a contact on the Mac Address Book (or from my iPhone), is the contact automatically deleted in Gmail? And what about vice versa?...
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Where does Mac OS X store contacts in my Address Book?

Where does Mac OS X store contacts in my Address Book? Has this changed from Snow Leopard to Lion?
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Address Book: Is there any way to move the fields up/down?

Is there any way to move the fields within Address Book up or down? I like to have order on my address book and it looks really bad when the phone number fields are all over the place.
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How to use (sync) Apple Address Book with multiple accounts from Google?

My impression is that by adding an "Exchange 2007" account to the Address-book does not work with Google Mail. I tried to configure Google by using the iPhone method: exchange server on m.google.com ...
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Syncing Address book to Google Apps doesn't sync groups

When I sync my address book on my mac to Google Apps (gmail) it doesn't sync groups. Is this normal?
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Addressbook resolution for International Callers

Numbers in my phone are stored in the following formats +1.305.555.1212 +1.202.555.1212 +44.222333444 +44.222.33.3444 +91.22.34567890 +91.98765.43210 +91.98.76.543210 All calls from the USA show ...
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Associating skype contacts with address book

After installation of new Skype version for Mac, each time I search for a contact - it gives me few choices for one person: the skype contact; the contact from address book with phone number Is ...
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Making changes to a Smart Group's distribution list persistent

Is there a way to make changes to a Smart Group's distribution list persistent? Problem Description In Address Book, I right-click on a Smart Group and select "Edit Distribution List". I then ...
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Can't add or change custom images of address book entries

Sometimes I'm not able to change any of the custom images associated with contacts in the address book. If I quit and restart several times, it eventually works again. What would cause this sort of ...
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Can I manually connect my Facebook contacts to my AddressBook contacts?

I have the following: Facebook friends iPhoto faces Address Book contacts Faces and contacts are already linked. Some friends are also linked to the contacts. There is a problem with the friends ...