HOW TO: Add Contacts From Global Address List In Outlook

Last modified: April 13, 2020
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To add contacts from the Global Address List easily in Microsoft Outlook, please do as following:

Step 1: Open the Address Book dialog box:

  1. In Outlook 2007, click the Tools > Address Book;
  2. In Outlook 2010 and 2013, click the Address Book button on the Home tab.
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    Select Address Book

     

Step 2: In the coming Address Book dialog box, click the Address Book box, and specify the Global Address List from the drop down list.

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Select Global Address List

 

Step 3: Click to highlight the contacts you will add to your own contact folder.

Notes:

(1) Hold the Shift key, you can select multiple adjacent contacts with clicking the first one and the last one;

(2) Hold the Ctrl key, you can select multiple non-adjacent contacts with clicking each contact one by one.

Step 4: Right click the selected contacts, and then specify the Add to Contacts from the right-clicking menu. See screen shot below:

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Click Add to contact

 

Step 4: Close the Address Book dialog box.

Now all selected contacts in the Address Book are added into the default contact folder of the default Outlook data file in your Outlook.

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