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    Outlook 2010 Contact List Sorting

    I know I have posted on this before, but...

    Either I am not understanding at all, or something strange happens, because:

    I put in a contact using my name. The full name I preceded with a "1", so

    1 Charles Billow

    Then the File As name I did the same thing, but last name first, so

    1 Billow, Charles

    When I went to write an e-mail, it didn't show up when I pressed the "To" button

    BUT

    If I used the advanced find, and just typed in "Billow", it returned

    "Charles Billow" -- with no 1.

    Yet, when I go to Contacts, it is listed exactly as I input it, as "1 Billow, Charles" in the File As, and as 1 Charles Billow" in the full name.

    What gives?

    It made no sense, but I did it three times and got the same results each time, rebooting between times.

    If Outlook wants to be quirky, that's fine, but how do I learn what to put where so that names will file like I want them to and show up in the e-mail "To" as well, filed the same way?

    This is SO strange.

    Chuck Billow
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    The address book dialog probably uses the Display Name for the email address, located toward the right side of a contact editing screen. If you play with that, can you validate/invalidate that theory in Outlook 2010?

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