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CNET Membership newsletter March 1, 2004 

The 5 that matter

Dear CNET members:
Thanks again for your great responses to this week's Q & A. While Mike's answer won't bring your job back, Tiffany, we hope that you find it helpful. We wish you the best of luck with everything. Here is his answer to last week's question:

1 I just got laid off. How do I move my Microsoft Outlook address book at work to my Outlook Express address book at home? --Submitted by: Tiffany L. Houston, TX

1. Open Outlook and click file > Import And Export
2. Click "Export to a file" > Next
3. Click Comma Separated Values (Windows) > Next
4. Select Contacts > Next
5. Name the file > Next
6. Map Custom Fields if desired, then click Finish

Copy the file to a floppy or to e-mail (or whatever) and when you get home, do the following:

1. Copy the file to a easy-to-get-to location (such as the desktop)
2. Open Outlook Express and click file > Import > Other address book
3. Click Text File (Comma Separated Values) > Import
4. Browse to the file or type the exact location > Next
5. Select which fields you want imported > Finish

--Submitted by member: Mike M. Please click here to check out Mike’s full response.

For his efforts, we’re sending his choice of any Learning CD.

Check out next week's question:

Lately my PC seems to take forever to boot up. I’m running Windows XP with plenty of RAM. Any ideas?

--Submitted by member: Wendy T., from Randolph, NJ

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