Searching Your Address Book

You can search your address book for specific information using the:

  • Search Name field located at the top right of your contact list
  • Find Address feature, which lets you search using basic information
  • Filter feature which lets you refine your search by adding Search Filters.

To use the Search Name field:

  • Simply click in the field (located at the top right of your address list), then enter one or more letters to refine your search.

To see all address book records again, select any of the options on the Addresses and Groups drop-down menu at the top left of the address list.

To use the Find Address feature:

  1. Select Find Address from the Address menu and the Find dialog box displays.

The Find What field is used to indicate the information you want to find. The In Field field is used to specify the field in which you want to search. If you are not sure of the exact information that displays in the fields, you can check the Field Contains box to make the search less specific (i.e., you can search for partial information). To match exactly the upper and/or lower cases of the letters in the Find What item, check the Match Case box.

  1. Enter your search criteria then click OK to initiate the search.

Your address book displays the contacts that match your search.

To see all address book records again, select any of the options on the Addresses and Groups drop-down menu at the top left of the address list.

To use the Filter feature:

  1. Select Filter from the Address menu and the Address Filter dialog box displays.

The top portion of this box is similar to the Find dialog box. You enter the information you want to find, then specify the field where this information may be listed. The lower portion of the dialog box lists the filter criteria you define. Each time you enter information in the fields at the top of the dialog box, click Add Filter to include that information in the list of search criteria. This process can be repeated as many times as is necessary to narrow your filter.

  1. Enter your search criteria in the fields and click Add Filter.

  2. Initiate the search by clicking OK.

Your address book displays appropriate found information.

The Remove button removes a search filter from the list. The Clear button clears the selected filter(s). The Clear All button removes all listed search filters.

To see all unfiltered address book records, after you have performed a search, return to the Address Book dialog box and click Clear All.