Provide a feature to copy contact information and create a new contact in Microsoft Outlook 2016
Provide a feature to copy contact information and create a new contact in Microsoft Outlook 2016 e.g. if adding several new contacts who all work for the same company as it would be much easier to copy the first contact's info and edit from there.
If you copy an address its a "linear" piece of text. When you then paste this into a contacts' address location the address is always put into the wrong fields and requires manual re-entry.
It may work for US addresses but any international address will not recognise even a country name like "France" as being for a country and will put it into the wrong category.
Surely the address can be mapped to the right fields as a default correctly.
grab contact information from emails and add into contact list
This feature exists and always has. Under "Save and New" you select "contact from the same company"
This was in an older Outlook version (2000/2003) but disappeared. Great feature.
Guy Coburn commented
Outlook has needed this forever: a simple way to copy a single name, business name if applicable, and mailing address from Contacts, formatted to be pasted into Word for a letter or envelope.
On a regular basis, I need a contact's name <next line> Company Name (if there is one) <next line> Mailing Address (on two or more lines), as part of almost every letter I send. I should be able to use a single button or command to copy this from a single contact into a letter or envelope. Instead, it apparently involves a bunch of complex Merge commands that I have never taken the time to learn, so I just manually type the name and business, then copy-n-paste the mailing address from Contacts.
Make the text within Contacts cards selectable, ie. so you can select, copy and paste the web page address, mailing address, phone numbers, etc without having to open the card. Why has this feature been removed???
Also, the card title is grey. I don't want to change the whole Office Theme - I just want the Heading of the card to be light blue as it was in MS Outlook 2007 - and when selected to be a slightly darker blue.
It would help if to change the default font, the heading under options - stationery & fonts, was for Contacts & Emails instead of just Emails.
Jakob Andersson commented
Outlook stores names people you interact with so it can display the name and not only the address. However, I have recurring issues with this function. People who changed their name in the past (typically through marriage) get their cache entry reverted to the old name. My (manually created) contact card is correct, but that is not the name displayed in the to-field of emails. Maybe the source of the incorrect name is someone else's address book, but my client should not be so easily and so repeatedly fooled. Deleting the entry solves the issue for a short while. I think that outlook should always prioritise information from the address book (that you can edit) over information from the cache.
Creating contact and prospect lists is tedious when having to enter field by field information from an email or website. If a business card scanner has the intelligence to sort that out with OCR, machine reading should be able to do this easily.