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Old 11-15-2009, 10:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I installed the BB users tools CD on my computer. My question is how do I make a list of my address book or is this possible.
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Old 11-15-2009, 10:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can use desktop manager to do an ASCII export. Then import into whatever you have, and print. Or sync with Outlook or another PIM app compatible with desktop manager, and print from that.
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Could explain ASCII PIM I'm not that good with a computer. What column should I click on? Thanks for the quick reponse I need the hard copy cause I live with my phone I have over 100 contacts should my phone needs repacement of is lost or damaged I will then have this info.
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PIM = persoanl information manager (or something like that). PIM data is your contacts, appointments, etc.

Desktop manager can sync your blackberry with Outlook and several other applications. It can also export your PIM data as an ASCII file. Google ASCII. Long story short, the exported ASCII file is a text file. I can't remember if you can choose the delimiter (again, google or look up in dictionary) or if the dilimiter is fixed. If you go this route, you'll probably want to export using a comma dilimiter (coma separated variable, or CSV). At that point you can import the .csv file into a spreadsheet.

If you don't really need the hard copy but just want to backup the blackberry, then use desktop manger to create a backup file.
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I give up I dont see a method to do an ASCII export on DM 5
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I'm doing it on my netbook with 5.0.1. Let me go look.....


EDIT: It's there. In the window that lists the applications available to choose from. I don't have Outlook or anything on the netbook, so I just see Yahoo and ASCII Importer/Exporter.
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Wierd ? I dont have anything on my DM like that. I'm going to try a reload of the DM.
I wonder if it has something to do with BIS? I have BES.
What's the worst that can happed, I'll spend the rest of the day rebuilding the BB.

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Beats the heck out of me, tsac. Over my head.
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I need the hard copy cause I live with my phone I have over 100 contacts should my phone needs repacement of is lost or damaged I will then have this info.
What you really should do, IMO, is sync with Outlook (or another supported app) to retain an electronic backup. Outlook syncs with just about everything out there so you should be able to transfer your contacts to a new device (BB or not) in the future. Using the backup utility in Desktop Manager wouldn't hurt either.

You could use the ASCII importer/exporter as suggested. I'd recommend hanging on to the CSV file it generates so you have an electronic copy that can be imported.

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I wonder if it has something to do with BIS? I have BES.
Nope -- I'm on 2 different BES's (2 different BB's). The ASCII importer/exporter should be a standard option in DM, IIRC.

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