How to import the Address Book from Palm Desktop to Outlook


This article describes how to export Address Book information from Palm Desktop and import the information into Microsoft Outlook by using a comma-separated values file.

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To export Address Book information from Palm Desktop and then import it into Outlook, you must export the Address Book information to a comma-separated values file, modify this file by using Microsoft Excel, and then import the file into Outlook. To do this, use the following methods.

Export Address Book from Palm Desktop

  1. In Palm Desktop, click Address.
  2. Click File, and then click
  3. In the File Name box, type
  4. In the Export type list, click
    Comma Separated Values.
  5. Next to Range, click All
    , and then click Export.
  6. In the Specify Export Fields dialog box, click OK two times.

    The Contacts.csv file is saved in the My Documents folder.

Modify the CSV File

Before you import Contacts.csv into Outlook, you must create headers for the CSV file:
  1. Open the file in Excel.
  2. Click 1 to select the first row, click Insert, and then click Rows.
  3. In the first row that you just created, starting with cell A1 and continuing across to cell T1, enter the following fields to create header names for each column:
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Title
    • Company
    • Work
    • Home
    • Other
    • E-mail
    • Address
    • City
    • State
    • ZIP Code
    • Country
    • Custom 1
    • Custom 2
    • Custom 3
    • Custom 4
    • Note
    • Private
    • Category
  4. Click File, and then click

Import the CSV File into Outlook

  1. In Outlook, click File, and then click
    Import and Export to open the Import and Export Wizard.
  2. In the Choose an action to perform box, click Import from another program or file, and then click
  3. In the Select file type to import frombox, click Comma Separated Values (Windows), and then click
  4. In the File to Import box, click
    Browse, find Contacts.csv in your My Documents folder, and then click Next.
  5. In the Select destination folder box, click Contacts, and then click
  6. Click Finish to complete the import operation.
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