Using custom field from Apple Address Book

Alcyone
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Postby Alcyone » December 16th, 2012, 10:39 am

In Apple Address Book, I created a custom field called "Mailing Name". How do I pull in this field to use in an address label? When creating a custom Address Template, it doesn't show up in in the list of fields at the left.

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Postby Nick » December 16th, 2012, 4:18 pm

Hi Alcyone,

How did you add a new field? On Mac OS 10.7.5 I can only add a custom label that is a new name for a standard field. Since it is standard, it is accessible in Labels & Adddresses.

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Postby wolf4jc » December 22nd, 2012, 7:48 pm

Nick, I think Alcyone was referring to a custom Related names label. In my case I've created a similar one and named it "Name block" to account for all the irregularities of name combinations and variations and streamline the process of printing envelopes/labels. (see the attachment). Will L&A support custom fields from the Address Book in the future? http://cl.ly/image/463511083M2l
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Postby Nick » December 24th, 2012, 5:31 am

Hi,

We'll think about this feature. If fact, it's not obvious how to treat a custom data field. Only the user knows what kind of information is in it.

We have made the import from Address Book as simple as possible (with no any dialogs or questions). To import, for instance, from a text file, the user needs to link data fields from this file with internal fields what requires more steps.

Nick
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Postby Fred974Run » January 6th, 2013, 4:58 am

Me I would like to be able to access the photo of my correspondents in Apple adress book.

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Postby Nick » January 6th, 2013, 4:16 pm

Hi Fred974Run,

We'll consider this feature. At the moment, another our program Business Card Composer can import contact information along with a photo from the Address Book.

Nick

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