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    change default field in Contacts form (Office 2007)

    Using Outlook 2003, I learned how to change the default Address from Business to Home. I'd like to do that in my Outlook 2007, but can't. Can someone help me?
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    Re: change default field in Contacts form (Office 2007)

    What did you try? It should be pretty much the same procedure.

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    Re: change default field in Contacts form (Office 2007)

    I thought so, too, but I ran into some problems. I began with Tools>Forms>Design a Form. From there, I chose "Contacts". I am completely lost in how to make the change. I've attached a Screen Shot of the Form Window.
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    Re: change default field in Contacts form (Office 2007)

    Barbara,
    Open the Contact page in Developer form. Right Click on "Business" and choose delete. On the left you should see "Field Chooser" Once you have deleted the "Business" Drag and drop the Home Address into that area. You will see another text box, and on the test I did I just deleted that and drug the drop down arrow back to where is originally was, then saved it and it worked.
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    Re: change default field in Contacts form (Office 2007)

    Thank you, John, so far...so good. I followed your directions and made the changes I wanted in the form. When I saved it, I selected the default >Templates in the Microsoft folder (I also use Vista OS). Now...how do I make that new form my default form? I checked Help but I didn't find any help there. Should I have saved my new form somewhere else?
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    Re: change default field in Contacts form (Office 2007)

    Sorry, I have been out for a few days. I don't use custom forms, so haven't gotten that far yet. Will play with it over the weekend though. you have peaked my curiosity.
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    Re: change default field in Contacts form (Office 2007)

    Thank you. It isn't urgent so don't spend too much time on this...especially over the holidays. As I worked with the new form, I realized that it is in the 2003 Outlook format. The 2007 Contact form is different and has a placeholder for a photograph of the Contact. I really like the 2007 form better and didn't find a way to use that form to make my change from Business to Home Address.

    This is just one of those things that intrigued me and I didn't understand why I couldn't make the change. So, again, don't "strain the brain"; however, if you are also curious, please let me know what you discover.

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