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10.4: Find duplicates in Address Book Apps
Tiger only hintThe Tiger address book now has a "Look for Duplicate Entries..." command -- it's on the Card menu. This is a very nice touch, although it would be nicer to be able to see what the duplicates are before the Address Book makes changes.

You can, however, see which records were modified after the merge by looking at the "Last Import" group.
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10.4: Find duplicates in Address Book
Authored by: zedwards on May 03, '05 02:30:28PM

Perfect!
I had duplicate email addresses from going to different programs and now they are gone! This sure beats having to manually remove them.



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10.4: Find duplicates in Address Book
Authored by: zane on May 03, '05 04:58:36PM
This has gotta be the dumbest implementation of duplicate finding I've seen.

"Hi, I've found duplicates in your address book! I'm not going to tell you what or where they are... but would you like me to squish them all together anyway?"

Um, no thanks Tiger, I think I'll just go find them myself since you're not willing to share that info. :/

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10.4: Find duplicates in Address Book
Authored by: kms007 on May 03, '05 08:28:11PM

This hint made my day. I'd been dreading the idea of manually pruning my duplicate address listings in Address Book - but this hint came to the rescue. Thanks!

-Krishna

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Creator of "The PC Weenies" Cartoon



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10.4: Find duplicates in Address Book
Authored by: neodidymos on May 04, '05 01:37:08AM

Useful, but there seems to be a small bug (or not sure if that was an intended feature that didn't make sense to me). Say I have two e-mail addresses listed (home: firstlast@domain.com and work: first.last@domain.com -> not the "." in between), the logic treats this as duplicates, while they quite aren't. Same happens if I use "_" instead of "."



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