Add and Edit a Contact in Outlook - dummies

By Faithe Wempen

Outlook 2013stores complete contact information about the people you want to keep in touch with. You can store not only mailing addresses but also phone numbers, e-mail addresses, pager numbers, and personal information such as birthdays, spouse names, departments, and professions.

The People area of Outlook stores a contact (also called a record) for each person or business that you want to save for later use. In earlier versions of Outlook, this area was called Contacts.

You may not have any contacts yet in the People area of Outlook. Don’t worry about that, though, because it’s easy to add one. In the following exercise, you create a contact in Outlook.

  1. In Outlook, click the People icon in the lower-left corner of the application window.

    The Contacts pane appears. You may or may not have any contacts in it.

  2. Choose Home→New Contact.

    The Untitled – Contact window opens.

  3. Enter the information shown in the figure.

    The card in the upper-right corner of the contact window shows a preview of how the card will look in the Contacts list.


  4. Choose Contact→Details.

    Additional fields appear.

    Depending on the window width, you might need to click a Show button to open the collapsed group to find the Details button.

  5. Enter the additional information shown in the figure.


  6. Click the Save & Close button on the Ribbon.

    The contact closes, and a card for it appears on the Contacts list, as shown in this figure. If you’ve already entered other contacts, they appear there also.