This article was previously published under Q282253
For information about the differences between Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express e-mail clients, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
257824 OL2000: Differences Between Outlook and Outlook Express
By default, names are sorted in the Address Book in the order, "First name Last name." This article explains how to sort the names in the order, "Last name, First name."
To organize names in the Address Book, follow these steps:
On the Tools menu, click Address Book.
Click the Name column heading one time to change from ascending to descending alphabetical order.
Click the Name column heading again to change to the order, "Last name, First name," and in ascending alphabetical order. If you prefer to arrange the names in descending alphabetical order, click the Name column heading again.
On the File menu, click Exit to close the Address Book.