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You need to export your contacts from Earthlink to a .cvs file.
will you give me explicit (step by step) instructions on how to export to .cvs file.
continuing with reply: is cvs file and addresss?
Export Address Book: Web Mail can export your list of contacts to a "comma separated value" (CSV) file that can be read by many other applications, such as Microsoft Excel. To export your address book, click the Export Address Book link, then save the file to your desktop.
I don‘t have an Earthlink account so I can’t show you exactly where that is. Do you see it?
Under services in address book I find in BOLD, meaning available:
chinese text converter, disk utility, finder, font book, grab, Import Image, mail, skype, speech, text edit
I tried Import impage: it said "No Image Capture Device"
in "grey text" ie not available probably:
open URL, Search with Google, Send file to Blue Tooth Device
I'm do not think I have Blue Tooth. What do you suggest?
Where are your contacts stored on Earthlink’s webmail page or in Address Book on your Mac?
contacts are stored on Earthlink's webmail page (not sure what you mean -- the address book that is pictured by the "a" icon
on the dock. To get to the address book I click on that icon. Email addresses are entered into this place by clicking on the
senders email, a window opens with options one of which is "add to address book"
I have added information, addresses, phone numbers, notes to these entries in the address book
all that information is what I want to save and transfer to Microsoft word (or Excel).
So all your contacts are listed properly in Address Book?
Not quite yet. I just discovered that I must remove the commas between first and last names.
Should this be done before transfer, or can it be done later in data base. So hope transfer is possible!
What Microsoft program exactly do you want to export to?
If all you want to do is print them you can do that from Address book.
I want to export to Microsoft Word.
No, I cannot print from the earthlink address book, that is why I've contacted you
From Earthlink Address Book to Microsoft Word to enter information into a data base.
We are not understanding each other. I asked if you had your contacts in Address Book on the Mac. Go to Applications/Address Book. Are your contacts there?
Yes. I have gone to Applications, clicked Address Book, and brought up the double columns.
This is the address book.
OK so it is not the Address Book on Earthlink‘s site? All your contacts are there in the Apple Address Book application?
I guess they must be. I do not understand. What next?
If you want to print it select any contact and hit Command/A to select all. Then go to File/Print and choose what fields you want to print. Now you want to export this and bring it into Word, correct?
When I go to file/print the print option is grey, does not function. That is why I've contacted you.
There are so fields in print/file.
Did you select all the contacts?
well, I just hit print. It says " not matching cards ".
yes, I selected all the contacts. I'll try once again. hold on. I've repeated
this and get same response. I have just noticed that on the File
OK select all contacts again and go to File/Export/Export Group vCard and save. Then go here to convert to .csv, then you can open with Excel or Word.
column there is an Import and an Export possible.
going ahead with above
when I clicked vCard, what appeared on left were my documents, not my address book.
I went ahead a hit save. I will now repeat to see if there is a different result
What documents? There are no “documents” in Address Book?
This time, instead of vCard I clicked address archive which appeared below vCard
I have saved this.
You can’t convert that it has to be vCard.
Should I go ahead to the here to convert to .csv? mac asks me if I want to leave the page we are on.
I hesitate and am asking you.
Just book mark the page.
well, just read you saying it has to be a vCard. I'm stuck
I don‘t understand, just export to vCard and ignore what you see on the left
now i've saved the vCard box. Next step please.
Go to that webpage and convert.
sorry mike, I do not under stand what "that webpage" is nor what is "convert"
From earlier: OK select all contacts again and go to File/Export/Export Group vCard and save. Then go here to convert to .csv, then you can open with Excel or Word. Click on Here.
Clicked on Here. The file being converted was my documenst. I selected Address book w/date on it and then convert.
Message appeared: "could not parse vCard. Either it is empty or of a format not supported".
Choose csv from format options.
I've chosen csv. I've then entered Address Book 2010-8-01.abbu.vcf as instructed. This is a stone wall as computer
will not save it with the vcf, only the abbu. When I am working with the option of cvs, there is no way to
get out of the above except to cancel; otherwise the screen will not change.
No way forward?
Perhaps I should reformat the address book . . . since the one time I seemed to get through the "could nto
parse vCard message appeared.
Go here with any web browser and sign in. Click on upload and choose your Exported vCard file? Let me know when completed.http://momandpop.ws:8000username: justanswerpassword: macmedic
Are you sure you have all the contacts selected like this?
OK let me know when uploaded.
well, I took the contact selected as directed above (and thought I'd done that several times before).
I'll skip the pounding about. Now, as I've converted, the Microsoft Word says I have three downloads of
the address book as sent with the . . . vcf added . . .
I do not know how to pull up the downloads. I'm a truly dull case.
When you are in to the site choose Upload.
I am in word. Services does not have an upload. Perhaps I do not understand the word site.
We are not communicating I will opt out and let other experts help you.
Thank you Mike. I must leave the computer. I will pay, but so not have problem solved.
Thanks you good luck
I now need to know how to import into Microsoft word.
I also need to know whether you charge more than the fee I have
promised. This is the first time I've used a service.
So you have the exported vCard file?
When I go to Microsoft Word and click Documents, I now have a site named vCards.
Clicking on this, nothing happens. On 8/1 I got lost in a process of trying to
allow import into Word. I had finally realized I could click into your Full Size Image
but I could not find this in my Word.
I could find no way to bring up Web File Manager.
Use this to convert to whatever format you want: http://labs.brotherli.ch/vcfconvert/
I have recorded the http above and will try that out.