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Old 11-16-2005, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Editing BB Contacts w/ My Computer?

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I'm a new BB user. I just downloaded all my contacts from my old phone, and from my computer Outlook Contacts folder. I need to edit many of these contacts, but it will take too long to do it on the BB.

Is there any way that I can edit my BB contacts using my computer when the BB is attached to my computer?

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Old 11-16-2005, 11:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you are syncing your contacts with an email program, either through BlackBerry Desktop Software or BES, allow your contacts to sync and then edit them within your email client.

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Old 11-16-2005, 12:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you are syncing your contacts with an email program, either through BlackBerry Desktop Software or BES, allow your contacts to sync and then edit them within your email client.
Thanks Doug for your reply. I've synced between the Outlook contacts database in my computer, and those addresses I can configure easily.

But the problem is the contacts from my old phone. They aren't transferring from my BB into my Outlook contacts database on my computer, and they're the ones that I have to edit. For example, if I had one contact but with three telephone numbers, the transferred contact was split into three contacts, one for each telephone number. I need to be able to combine and edit these, but they're not being transferred into my computer's Outlook database when I sync the two machines.

Thanks for your help.

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But the problem is the contacts from my old phone. They aren't transferring from my BB into my Outlook contacts database on my computer, and they're the ones that I have to edit. For example, if I had one contact but with three telephone numbers, the transferred contact was split into three contacts, one for each telephone number. I need to be able to combine and edit these, but they're not being transferred into my computer's Outlook database when I sync the two machines.
I need more information. I don't understand where the problem is being caused, so:

(1) Is 100% of the contact info from the old phone successfully copied into Outlook?
(2) Is it just that the current Outlook is not 100% sync'd into the BlackBerry (i.e. only one name out of duplicate contacts being copied)?
(3) Are some of the contact information in any subfolders? (They all need to be in the main Contacts folder)
(4) If any of the answers to the above is not "Yes", please describe the following:
(a) The experience and successes/failures of old phone copied into Outlook and any problems you found (ignore the BlackBerry when answering this question)
(b) The experience and successes/failures of Outlook being sync'd to the BlackBerry? (ignore the old phone when answering this question)

I'm just trying to figure out the 'failure point' and 'weak link' ... Some of your text is a somewhat confusing (which two machines of three, what machine has the contact info split up, etc) so the description of the problem needs to be broken down to smaller bits...
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Old 11-16-2005, 03:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Are the contacts from your old phone on the BB's SIM card address book or the actual BB device's address book? If the SIM card address book, they won't show up in Outlook.

Doesn't sound like this is the problem, but thought I'd mention it just to be sure.

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Old 11-16-2005, 11:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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But the problem is the contacts from my old phone. They aren't transferring from my BB into my Outlook contacts database on my computer, and they're the ones that I have to edit. For example, if I had one contact but with three telephone numbers, the transferred contact was split into three contacts, one for each telephone number. I need to be able to combine and edit these, but they're not being transferred into my computer's Outlook database when I sync the two machines.
Actually, this totally makes it sound like he's referring to the SIM card phone book. That is, assuming that your phone stored its phone book on the SIM card and not in its own internal memory. If the latter is true, you'll need to copy the entries from your old phone to the SIM card. If the entries are already on the SIM card then they'll need to be copied to the Blackberry Address book and then synced to Outlook. I don't recall off the top of my head if you can copy SIM entries to the BB address book...
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Depends on the SIM and the OS of his BB.
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