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  #1  
Old March 28th 06, 01:27 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook
BoomerM3
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Default Autocomplete by Address Only?

Lots of people I correspond with do not have email addresses that match
their names. Example: Tom Brown is , etc When I use
autocomplete and type Bro, I never get Tom Brown. I would have to
remember to type Lad... to get autocomplete to work. Why try to
remember an address?

Autocomplete works for John Smith if I type Joh, so it's not that
Outlook is not working on my machine. I understand how autocomplete
works - but I don't see a setting that will allow me to autocomplete
the address based on Name, rather than address. I'm using Outlook
2003 on Windows XP

Have I missed a setting or option?

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Old March 28th 06, 03:25 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook
Vince Averello [MVP-Outlook]
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Default Autocomplete by Address Only?

If you enter "Tom" do you get Tom Brown?

"BoomerM3" wrote in message
oups.com...
Lots of people I correspond with do not have email addresses that match
their names. Example: Tom Brown is , etc When I use
autocomplete and type Bro, I never get Tom Brown. I would have to
remember to type Lad... to get autocomplete to work. Why try to
remember an address?

Autocomplete works for John Smith if I type Joh, so it's not that
Outlook is not working on my machine. I understand how autocomplete
works - but I don't see a setting that will allow me to autocomplete
the address based on Name, rather than address. I'm using Outlook
2003 on Windows XP

Have I missed a setting or option?



  #3  
Old March 29th 06, 10:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook
BoomerM3
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Default Autocomplete by Address Only?

There does not seem to be any consistent result. 2 names in my contact
list work differently (although both are set up the same). However,
typing the first few letters of the email address always works.

Suggestions?


Vince Averello [MVP-Outlook] wrote:
If you enter "Tom" do you get Tom Brown?

"BoomerM3" wrote in message
oups.com...
Lots of people I correspond with do not have email addresses that match
their names. Example: Tom Brown is , etc When I use
autocomplete and type Bro, I never get Tom Brown. I would have to
remember to type Lad... to get autocomplete to work. Why try to
remember an address?

Autocomplete works for John Smith if I type Joh, so it's not that
Outlook is not working on my machine. I understand how autocomplete
works - but I don't see a setting that will allow me to autocomplete
the address based on Name, rather than address. I'm using Outlook
2003 on Windows XP

Have I missed a setting or option?


  #4  
Old March 30th 06, 05:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook
Diane Poremsky [MVP]
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Default Autocomplete by Address Only?

Autocomplete is detached from the contacts list - the full names should be
in autocomplete though, at least for the people you replied.

If you type bro and Ctrl+K, does Tom Brown (or other Bro's) come up?

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"BoomerM3" wrote in message
ups.com...
There does not seem to be any consistent result. 2 names in my contact
list work differently (although both are set up the same). However,
typing the first few letters of the email address always works.

Suggestions?


Vince Averello [MVP-Outlook] wrote:
If you enter "Tom" do you get Tom Brown?

"BoomerM3" wrote in message
oups.com...
Lots of people I correspond with do not have email addresses that match
their names. Example: Tom Brown is , etc When I use
autocomplete and type Bro, I never get Tom Brown. I would have to
remember to type Lad... to get autocomplete to work. Why try to
remember an address?

Autocomplete works for John Smith if I type Joh, so it's not that
Outlook is not working on my machine. I understand how autocomplete
works - but I don't see a setting that will allow me to autocomplete
the address based on Name, rather than address. I'm using Outlook
2003 on Windows XP

Have I missed a setting or option?




  #5  
Old March 30th 06, 10:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook
BoomerM3
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Default Autocomplete by Address Only?

As I type a name, I get whatever is in the NK2 file - apparently first
name. But, I also get actual email addresses that begin with 'T'. In
some cases, I don't see a name, only an email address.

So: if I type 'T' I get Tom (and other names with T)
if I type 'B' I do not get Brown (and other names with B)
if I type 'R' I get (and other names with R)
But if I want Pinky Smith ), I can only get that by
typing 'R'

Hope you can understand the examples.
Thanks.

Diane Poremsky [MVP] wrote:
Autocomplete is detached from the contacts list - the full names should be
in autocomplete though, at least for the people you replied.

If you type bro and Ctrl+K, does Tom Brown (or other Bro's) come up?

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Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Need Help with Common Tasks?
http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/

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"BoomerM3" wrote in message
ups.com...
There does not seem to be any consistent result. 2 names in my contact
list work differently (although both are set up the same). However,
typing the first few letters of the email address always works.

Suggestions?


Vince Averello [MVP-Outlook] wrote:
If you enter "Tom" do you get Tom Brown?

"BoomerM3" wrote in message
oups.com...
Lots of people I correspond with do not have email addresses that match
their names. Example: Tom Brown is , etc When I use
autocomplete and type Bro, I never get Tom Brown. I would have to
remember to type Lad... to get autocomplete to work. Why try to
remember an address?

Autocomplete works for John Smith if I type Joh, so it's not that
Outlook is not working on my machine. I understand how autocomplete
works - but I don't see a setting that will allow me to autocomplete
the address based on Name, rather than address. I'm using Outlook
2003 on Windows XP

Have I missed a setting or option?



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Old March 31st 06, 02:02 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook
Diane Poremsky [MVP]
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Default Autocomplete by Address Only?

what display name does pinky use when he sends you a message that you reply
to?

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Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/

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"BoomerM3" wrote in message
oups.com...
As I type a name, I get whatever is in the NK2 file - apparently first
name. But, I also get actual email addresses that begin with 'T'. In
some cases, I don't see a name, only an email address.

So: if I type 'T' I get Tom (and other names with T)
if I type 'B' I do not get Brown (and other names with B)
if I type 'R' I get
(and other names with R)
But if I want Pinky Smith ), I can only get that by
typing 'R'

Hope you can understand the examples.
Thanks.

Diane Poremsky [MVP] wrote:
Autocomplete is detached from the contacts list - the full names should
be
in autocomplete though, at least for the people you replied.

If you type bro and Ctrl+K, does Tom Brown (or other Bro's) come up?

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Need Help with Common Tasks?
http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/

Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:



"BoomerM3" wrote in message
ups.com...
There does not seem to be any consistent result. 2 names in my contact
list work differently (although both are set up the same). However,
typing the first few letters of the email address always works.

Suggestions?


Vince Averello [MVP-Outlook] wrote:
If you enter "Tom" do you get Tom Brown?

"BoomerM3" wrote in message
oups.com...
Lots of people I correspond with do not have email addresses that
match
their names. Example: Tom Brown is , etc When I
use
autocomplete and type Bro, I never get Tom Brown. I would have to
remember to type Lad... to get autocomplete to work. Why try to
remember an address?

Autocomplete works for John Smith if I type Joh, so it's not that
Outlook is not working on my machine. I understand how autocomplete
works - but I don't see a setting that will allow me to autocomplete
the address based on Name, rather than address. I'm using Outlook
2003 on Windows XP

Have I missed a setting or option?




  #7  
Old March 31st 06, 02:35 AM posted to microsoft.public.outlook
BoomerM3
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Default Autocomplete by Address Only?

None ! Or so it appears.


Diane Poremsky [MVP] wrote:
what display name does pinky use when he sends you a message that you reply
to?

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/

Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:



"BoomerM3" wrote in message
oups.com...
As I type a name, I get whatever is in the NK2 file - apparently first
name. But, I also get actual email addresses that begin with 'T'. In
some cases, I don't see a name, only an email address.

So: if I type 'T' I get Tom (and other names with T)
if I type 'B' I do not get Brown (and other names with B)
if I type 'R' I get
(and other names with R)
But if I want Pinky Smith ), I can only get that by
typing 'R'

Hope you can understand the examples.
Thanks.

Diane Poremsky [MVP] wrote:
Autocomplete is detached from the contacts list - the full names should
be
in autocomplete though, at least for the people you replied.

If you type bro and Ctrl+K, does Tom Brown (or other Bro's) come up?

--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Need Help with Common Tasks?
http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/

Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:



"BoomerM3" wrote in message
ups.com...
There does not seem to be any consistent result. 2 names in my contact
list work differently (although both are set up the same). However,
typing the first few letters of the email address always works.

Suggestions?


Vince Averello [MVP-Outlook] wrote:
If you enter "Tom" do you get Tom Brown?

"BoomerM3" wrote in message
oups.com...
Lots of people I correspond with do not have email addresses that
match
their names. Example: Tom Brown is , etc When I
use
autocomplete and type Bro, I never get Tom Brown. I would have to
remember to type Lad... to get autocomplete to work. Why try to
remember an address?

Autocomplete works for John Smith if I type Joh, so it's not that
Outlook is not working on my machine. I understand how autocomplete
works - but I don't see a setting that will allow me to autocomplete
the address based on Name, rather than address. I'm using Outlook
2003 on Windows XP

Have I missed a setting or option?



  #8  
Old March 31st 06, 02:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.outlook
Brian Tillman
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Default Autocomplete by Address Only?

BoomerM3 wrote:

None ! Or so it appears.


That would be why it's not in the NK2 file, then.
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