Electronic business cards in Outlook 2010

  • When you create a contact you now also create an Electronic Business Card (EBC), which can be customised and shared with others or used as part of your signature.
  • In Contacts view, the first option in the Navigation Pane is Business Cards, which shows your contacts in business card format.

To edit a business card:

  1. In Contacts view, double-click on the contact whose business card you want to change. The Contact window for that person will be opened.
  2. Double-click on the business card at the right of the window. The Edit Business Card dialog box will be displayed.

  1. From the Fields list, select the field you want to change.
  2. In the Edit section, type in or edit the field.
  3. Make any required formatting changes.
  4. To move a field further up or down the card, click on the field name in the Fields list, then click the Move Up
    or Move Down
    button as appropriate.
  5. Use the options in the Card Design section to make changes to card layout, background and image.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Save & Close.

To e-mail an electronic business card:

  1. Open the contact whose business card you want to send.
  2. In the Actions group, click the Forward dropdown and click As Business Card.
  3. In the To box, type in the name of the message recipient.
  4. In the Subject box, type the subject of the message.
  5. Click Send.

If you receive an electronic business card, you may well want to save it to your Outlook contacts.

To save an electronic business card to your Outlook contacts:

  1. Double-click on the e-mail that contains the electronic business card you want to save.
  2. Within the message pane, right-click on the electronic business card, then click Add to Outlook Contacts. The Contact window will be displayed.
  3. Click Save and Close.
  4. Close the e-mail message.

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About jdonbavand

I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 (or 150 Aussie dollars)for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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