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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.
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
For more information on supported Address List file formats, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
179972For 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.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/179972/EN-US/ )DMM: Supported Address List File Formats
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:
120802For 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.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/120802/EN-US/ )Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component
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.
Article ID: 179962 - Last Review: January 6, 2015 - Revision: 1.0