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    *.VCF (2003)

    Is there a way to print from Access to a *.vcf ?

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    Re: *.VCF (2003)

    I'll bite, what's a .vcf file?

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    Re: *.VCF (2003)

    I don't know what the extension stands for, but it's part of Outlook, "vCard".

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    Re: *.VCF (2003)

    I don't think there is a direct way, but you could control Outlook from Access using Automation, create a contact, and save it as a vCard.

    See Automation 101 on WendellB's website for a general introduction to Automation, and code sample in the Access >>> Outlook section of Helen Feddema's Code Samples.

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    Re: *.VCF (2003)

    As Hans suggests, Automation is about the only way to do this without serious brain damage, and learning the Outlook object model may well have the same affect. I've looked through my sources and don't find anything about automating a vCard, but I'd be surprised if you can't. It won't be a trivial exercise, but you will learn some of the power of automation.
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    Re: *.VCF (2003)

    I guess I don't know what you mean by "automation"

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    Re: *.VCF (2003)

    Automation means that you control one application in code from another application. In your case, you would use VBA code to control Outlook from Access, in order to create a vCard. The link in my previous reply points to Wendell's tutorial on Automation.

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    Re: *.VCF (2003)

    OH... I'll tell you what I was hoping the result would be. I exported some data from Groupwise (document and e-mail management program). I exported the Groupwise address book into Access, got rid of the duplicates (6,000) of them and imported the data into a new program. Now we'd like to create a new Groupwise address book with the imported data. If I'm in Groupwise and I click on "File, Import" my only two options are another Groupwise address book, or outlook "*.VCF". No comma delimited or tab delimited. Anyone have Groupwise experience?

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