DMM: Personal Address Book Format Not Supported.

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SUMMARY

If you attempt to use your personal address book (PAB) from Microsoft Outlook for your address list in Microsoft Direct Mail Manager, you will receive the following error message:
Error (3045) Couldn't use <filename>; file already in use.

This error occurred when attempting to open the address list file <filename>. Please check that (1) the file exists, (2) you have selected a file format supported by Direct Mail Manager, and (3) it is not locked or your access is otherwise restricted.

MORE INFORMATION

Microsoft Direct Mail Manager does not support the use of a Personal Address Book file for an address list. Microsoft Direct Mail Manager can use the following file formats for an address list:
Microsoft Access Database (.mdb, .mdw, .mda)
dBase III and IV (.dbf)
Microsoft Excel Worksheet (.xls)
Microsoft FoxPro (.dbf, .dbc)
Microsoft Word Document (.doc)
Paradox 5.x Database (.db)
Delimited Text File (.txt, .csv, .tab, .asc)
Microsoft Outlook Contacts Folder

REFERENCES

For more information on supported Address List file formats, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
179972 DMM: Supported Address List File Formats
For more information about importing addresses, on the Index tab in Microsoft Direct Mail Manager Help, type "import," click to select Import List and then click Display.

For more information about importing a personal address book into a Contacts folder, in Microsoft Outlook, click the Office Assistant, type "importing a personal address book," click Search, and then click to view the "Import a Personal Address Book into a Contacts folder" topic.

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Outlook Help is not installed on your computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component
For more information about exporting addresses, on the Index tab in Microsoft Direct Mail Manager Help, type export, click to select Export List and then click Display.

Additional informational is available through the Microsoft Direct Mail Manager Web site. You can access this Web site by clicking the "Learn More" button on the Welcome screen of Microsoft Direct Mail Manager.

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Article ID: 179962 - Last Review: November 11, 2000 - Revision: 1.0
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  • Microsoft Direct Mail Manager for Windows
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