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Old 02-11-2008, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have all my contacts stored in Palm Desktop. I would like to know how i go about importing all those contacts into Outlook 2007 and then be able to sync my newly acquired BlackBerry with Outlook 2007?

I am running Vista.

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Do you still have your palm? You can just use the switch device wizard to pull information that way. If not palm desktop should have an export option. what file types do you have under that option?
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Can you export your contacts out from your palm software into a pst file then import them into Outlook.
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either pst or CSV file. outlook should be able to import these directly.
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I just wasn't sure about palm I have not used one for over 5 years.
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oh i wasnt disagreeing with you, just saying if it has an option for either of those two outlook would work. I actually havent used a Palm with Palm Desktop ever lol
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Oh ya I know.
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Do you still have your palm? You can just use the switch device wizard to pull information that way. If not palm desktop should have an export option. what file types do you have under that option?
No, i do not have the Palm anymore. Palm does not give me the option of exporting the contacts as a .pst file. I have downloaded Desktop manager 4.3 (latest one, i think) but even on that i do not see an option of syncing with Outlook 2007 even if i do get all my contacts in there.
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Do you still have your palm? You can just use the switch device wizard to pull information that way. If not palm desktop should have an export option. what file types do you have under that option?
It gives me the option of exporting as a .csv file.
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export it as a CSV file. then load up outlook, under the file menu should be import. import the csv and you will be good to go
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export it as a CSV file. then load up outlook, under the file menu should be import. import the csv and you will be good to go
I tried that but for some reason the contacts all come out blank in Outlook. Is there anything i need to do? Also, once i have the contacts in Outlook how am i able to sync my Blackberry to Outlook?
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I am unsure why the contacts are coming out blank, without access to palm manager it will take me some a bit of time to find the information. As for once you get them into Outlook, you can use the synchronize option in Desktop manager, then go to configure sync and set up the Outlook Sync for your contacts.
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Been there and done that.

First, export your contacts out of Palm Desktop as a CSV file. CSV stands for comma seperated values. It's just a text file where each line is a data record and the contents of the fields are seperated by commas (i.e "first name","last name","address" etc.). Next you may want to open the CSV file in a spreadsheet app and look it over. You may have to re-arrange the phone number data. I don't know if this has changed since I had a Palm but it used to be that you could change the order of the phone number fields around (one record could have the home number listed first, the next the work number first, etc). Once that is done you can save the file and start the process to import it into Outlook. When going through the proces you will want to change how the fields are mapped so the right data ends up in the right Outlok fields. This is probably why you had blank fields on the first run.

It can be a pain to get this done right, but once you get it into Outlok right you probably won't have to mess with it again.

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