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Creating "Groups" in Address Book?

by LolaAngell33 / May 24, 2012 12:32 AM PDT

I managed to get two names into a group in my address book, but can't seem to get more. Under my old system, Tiger they were in folders and it was fairly easy to do. Now, I'm frustrated. Can someone tell me how to do it? "Help" is no help at all..... I think I'm doing what it says but the names won't stay when I drag them over.

Thanks, Old Granny Lola

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Re: address book
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 24, 2012 12:36 AM PDT

That hardware isn't so important. But it would be very useful if you told what email program you use.


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I am using the "Mail" program that came from Apple...
by LolaAngell33 / May 24, 2012 4:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: address book

And, I thought someone posted to a previous question that it "would be helpful to know" about my system. I didn't mean to inconvience you. I'm not very computer literate and don't know what I would do without these forums.

Thanks, Old Granny Lola

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Sorry but if THIS LINK does not help, head to Apple (store?)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2012 4:23 AM PDT
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Apple Mail?

"The Counter?" I presume you mean the "experts" at the Apple store? It just happens to be 162 miles (one way) from my home. No thanks, I did not have a great experience with them when I laid out over $2300.00 for this machine. I got 10-15 minutes of instruction when I went in to pick it up. I will try the website you sent. Thanks for trying.

Old Granny Lola

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Try this,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 24, 2012 9:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Apple Mail?

Open Address Book from the Dock
Click the little red bookmark at the top of the page. (it will either have a single bust(individuals) or two busts(groups))
If it has two busts, it takes you to the list of groups in your address book, on the left hand page.
Click on the group you want to add people to
Click the red bookmark, it now has a single bust
Takes you to a new page, click the + sign and put in the details of your contact.
Alternatively, if you already have details in the address book that you would like to add to your group
Go back to the Group page and click ALL CONTACTS.
Click the Green button at the top left of the page. Makes the pages fit the screen top to bottom
Now you should have a list of your contacts on one page and the groups on the other.
Just drag them from the one page into the group of your choice.

Let us know how you get on


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How can I turn the pages in Address Book
by LolaAngell33 / June 7, 2012 7:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Try this,

Well, I must be very dense, but I can't figure out how to turn the pages in my Address Book.

(I'm also not very good at learning country western dancing.)

Thanks, Old Granny Lola

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You don't actually turn the pages in the Address Book,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 7, 2012 8:01 AM PDT

but you can move through your contacts by clicking on one of the contacts in the list, the one on the left, and then using your up and down arrows, on the keyboard, to scroll through the list

That help?


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Son of a Gun
by LolaAngell33 / June 8, 2012 2:54 AM PDT

How easy was that? But, one name at a time???? Is there an easier/quicker way to go from "A" to "W?"

Old Granny Lola

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Default view when opening Address Book
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 8, 2012 10:36 PM PDT
In reply to: Son of a Gun

is "All Contacts" on the left hand page and a single name on the right

Left hand page has a "slider" on the right of it.

Move it up/down for a quick run through all your addresses.

Alternatively, move the Address Book to the top of the screen.
Move the mouse to the bottom right corner of the Address Book where the cursor will change to a two headed diagonal arrow.
Click and drag down.
Now you can see a whole bunch of your contacts


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Right & Left pages
by LolaAngell33 / June 9, 2012 1:41 AM PDT

are the opposite of what you mention, but, the slider is there. I am learning that the
slider is not always visible until I click in the small margin on the right then, like magic, it
appears. I have a single "person" on my "all contacts" list, but on the left page along with my
folders, I have an "all contacts" I can click on to find the whole list. I guess I will get used
to it.

Thanks to all who helped me.

Old Granny Lola

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