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Autofill Country entry in Address Book records Apps
Address Book lets you select address formats for different countries via the drop-down menu next to the address. If the Country field is blank when you select a country (say, Argentina) from the Change Address Format drop-down menu, Address Book will just leave the Country field blank.

However, if you type in any text in the Country field first, Address Book will automatically replace that text with the name of the country once you've chosen it. I'm finding that this is saving me time as I reformat several imported international addresses in my address book.
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Autofill Country entry in Address Book records
Authored by: hamarkus on Sep 10, '08 12:18:06PM

I don't have this 'drop-down menu next to the address', how do I get it?
In the preferences I can select a country but this is a global selection that applies to all entries.



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Autofill Country entry in Address Book records
Authored by: rycardo on Sep 10, '08 07:23:33PM
hamarkus,

First, make sure that your Address Book template has at least one Address field listed:
In Preferences -> Template -> Add Field -> Address
(if you don't see Address in this list, it's already part of your template)

Now when you add a new entry or edit an existing entry in your Address Book, and you click on the label for the Address (home, work, or other), you can click Change Address Format, which will show you a list of country formats to choose from.

Hope this helps,

Rycardo

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Thanks.
Authored by: hamarkus on Sep 11, '08 05:48:18AM

I could have sworn that when I looked at that pop-up list yesterday the last option was not there...
(the only thing I did in between was to check the template in the preferences)



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Autofill Country entry in Address Book records
Authored by: Grant Symon on Sep 11, '08 04:24:06AM

I don't have this menu either. Are you sure it's not a 3rd party plugin?

Whichever ... I'd like to have it.



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Autofill Country entry in Address Book records
Authored by: hct on Sep 16, '08 07:40:20AM

You have to be in "Edit" - mode.



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Autofill Country entry in Address Book records
Authored by: Grant Symon on Sep 11, '08 09:19:08AM

Well ... I'm sure the tip is useful ... but it's not nearly as useful as finding out about the formatting when editing an entry. Excellent. :)



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