I can't help. No mention of the application your contacts are in.
Why omit that clue?
Also, some systems have an Address book and a Contacts section. It's odd and frustruting to deal with such vagarities, but you have to reveal the basics in order to get great help.
I need to transfer an address book from my computer to a friend's Dell Axim, Contacts section. At the moment the address book is in Word processor format (Word Perfect), so presumably I would need to re-type it into something else. Can someone help with advice please? I have already tried typing a couple of contacts into an Excel file, I tried to drag it across to the Axim but it wouldn't have it.