Tips on how to work faster or better are always valuable. Here are a few more tips for Mac OS Address Book to add to your growing list.
• Highlight Groups that a Contact belongs to:
Select a Contact and hold down Option key.
All the Groups that the Contact is a member of will highlight in yellow.
• Chatting with your Contacts
If a Contact of yours is online using iChat, a small green dot will appear next to their picture in Address Book. Clicking on the dot will open iChat, for you to start a conversation with that Contact.
• Spotlighting your Contacts
In Address Book > Select Contact >
Right-Click or Control-Click > Context Menu Appears >
Select Spotlight… >
A new Finder window opens up and shows you all the files on your computer that have this person’s name in them.
• Merge two Contacts
If you end up with two entries for the same person, they can be merged into one card. Select the two > From the Card menu select “Merged Selected Cards”
• Getting Directions
Clicking on the labels in Address Book can give you some nice surprises.
If you hold down your mouse on the label “work” Address Book will give you options to select:
• Large Type (Love this one)
To see a phone number large enough to dial it from across the room >
Click on the phone number label and select “Show in Large Type”