Importing and exporting contacts

Contacts of a contact list may be imported from local applications like Microsoft Outlook in the vCard format.

      Select  File    Import (vCard)  and upload a vCard file (*.vcf) from your local computer. BSCW infers the character set of the file automatically from your browser in­for­ma­tion. You may override the suggested character set by selecting a different one.

      Alternatively you can upload one or more vCard files into a contact list using the drag & drop uploader.

Contacts and contact lists may also be exported using the ‘vCard’ format.

      In order to export a single contact as a vCard file, select action  Send to    vCard  in the action menu of the contact and store the file on your local computer.

      You can export several contacts at a time as a vCard file by checking the contact en­tries in the contact list and then clicking vCard export in the multi-selection toolbar.

      You can export a whole contact list as a vCard file using  File    Send to    vCard  in the top menu.

The export of address information contained in user entries of your address book or arbitrary members’ pages is also possible in vCard format using the same actions.

Note: The import of Microsoft Outlook contacts is only possible if they have first been stored in Outlook as a vCard file (*.vcf).

If you are working on a Windows platform locally, you can synchronize your BSCW contact lists with contact folders in MS Outlook. See 13.8 Outlook synchronization for details.

Contacts and contact lists may also be copied into your address book. Contacts and contact lists of your address book may also be used when inviting new members to a work­space.

      Select  File    to Address Book  in the top menu of a contact list, to copy the whole list  into your address book.

      In order to copy single contacts, check the boxes of the contacts to be copied and click on to address book in the multi-selection toolbar.