Create a contact

You can store e-mail addresses, home and work addresses, phone and fax numbers, and other information for your Outlook contacts. Each contact can include information that is important to you, including birthdays, children's names, notes, and more.

  1. At the bottom of the navigation pane, click Contacts  Contacts view button .

  2. On the Home tab, click Contact.

    Contact Home tab, group 1

  3. Enter the person's name and any other information that you want, such as job title, office, department, and company.

  4. To edit information in the categories on the General tab (Phone, Internet, Address, and Personal), do any of the following:


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Change the label for a field (for example, to change the label Mobile to Home in the Phone category)

Under the category name, click the field label, and then click the label that you want.

Add a field in a category

Click the (+) button next to the category name, and then click a field type.

Delete a field

Click the field, and then to the left of the field, click the (-) button.

  1. On the Home tab, click Save & Close.

    Contact tab, Save & Close


    • To add a photo for the contact, drag a photo from anywhere on your computer onto the photo icon next to the contact's name.

    • Your Outlook contacts are shared with other Office for Mac 2011 applications, such as Word. If you make changes to a contact while you are working in another Office application, your changes also appear in Outlook.

    • If you have a Microsoft Exchange account, you can share or delegate your contacts folder with other users on the same Exchange server.

See also

Import information into Outlook

Add the sender of a message to your Outlook contacts

Add a vCard to your contacts

Create a contact group (also called a distribution list)

Save or update a contact from a directory

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