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Import Address.app info into Palm Desktop Apps
You can transfer your addresses from the Address Book application to the new Palm Desktop. Open Palm Desktop. Then open the address list (Under View, or Shft-Apple-A). Next open the Address Book application. Drag your address entries from Address Book into the address list in Palm Desktop!

There does not, however, seem to be a way to transfer them back to Address Book.
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The Palm Address Book could be better if ...
Authored by: Anonymous on Dec 28, '01 02:45:11AM
... PALM just used AddressBook.app as the "contacts" portion of the Palm Desktop (Similar to how -I have read- the FaxSTF X application uses the Apple AddressBook.app and the Apple PrintCenter as buildblocks of its functionality.) As described, FaxSTF X sounds like very nice OS integration (in spite of reputation; the FaxSTF group has the right idea here, IMHO.)

The duplication of resources == duplication of effort (and then some) to keep the dual address books 'sync-ed'. For all of the short-comings of the Apple Addressbook.app, I'd still rather have to contend with just 'it' instead of two. I'm optimistic that Apple's AddressBook.app will improve as Apple resources are freed up from 'more pressing' updates.

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The Palm Address Book could be better if ...
Authored by: speechgod on Dec 28, '01 09:43:39PM

Yes, it would be nice if they were integrated, but that would mean that Palm would have to work. They can't do that!



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The Palm Address Book could be better if ...
Authored by: HumanMedia on Dec 29, '01 11:37:46PM

It should actually be LESS work to use the OS X Address Book.

I cant believe they haven't done this, as this is the whole reason I wanted the OS X / Palm Desktop upgrade - to have one Address Book and all applications and Palm to sync to it.



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The Palm Address Book could be better if ...
Authored by: loren_ryter on Dec 31, '01 10:44:29AM

not to mention entourage X, eudora, etc. would be so nice if there were one central database with as many front ends as necessary. problem is they all offer different fields & their own limitations.



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Alternative - Mail.app default DB selection
Authored by: s70r on Jan 11, '02 08:44:06AM

It would be absolutely outstanding if PIMs such as Palm Desktop, Chronos Personal/Group Organizer et al, used the AddressBook.app database as the main repository of contact info. However, an alternative may be Apple adding a feature to Mail.app allowing users to select a default address database whether it be Palm, Personal Organizer, a FileMaker database etc. Don't know what's involved with this technically.

Whatever the solution, Apple's leadership in this is necessary.



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Import Address.app info into Palm Desktop
Authored by: Bugsi on Feb 26, '04 06:13:05PM

You can export Palm addresses back to the Address Book. Export your Palm Desktop as a vCard file. (File => Export => Format = vCard) -Then import the vCard file into AddressBook. (File => Import => vCards...)



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Import Address.app info into Palm Desktop
Authored by: RJE on Mar 07, '06 05:21:03PM

It doesn't work. Uh uh. The Address Book information will not stick in Palm Desktop.



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