Cannot alphabetize contacts within Categories in Outlook 2003 Cont

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I apologize if the subject of this seemed very confusing. Here's the

situation:

I'm using Outlook 2003 with an Exchange Server. I have my Contacts set up

to be displayed (sorted?) by Category. For example, let's say I have three

Categories: coworkers, friends, and family. I can get those categories to

display in alphabetical order. The problem I'm having is that the Contacts

within those categories will NOT alphabetize. For instance....

Friends (category)

John Smith

Gayle Anderson

David Thompson

Steve Bollero

I can't figure out how to get the names above to alphabetize (last name,

first name) within the Category (in this case "friends"). I'd appreciate it

if anyone would please shed some light on this matter or offer any

assistance. The one thing I've tried doing is moving the column "File As" to

the left to alphabetize them, but it didn't seem to work. Thank you.
 
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> I'm using Outlook 2003 with an Exchange Server. I have my Contacts set up
> to be displayed (sorted?) by Category.


You cannot sort by categories, only group by them. If you have a contact in

the "Friends" category and the "CoWorkers" category (assuming any of your

friends are also co-workers), the contact will show in both groups.


> For example, let's say I have three
> Categories: coworkers, friends, and family. I can get those categories to
> display in alphabetical order. The problem I'm having is that the Contacts
> within those categories will NOT alphabetize. For instance....

> Friends (category)

> John Smith
> Gayle Anderson
> David Thompson
> Steve Bollero


What is your File As setting? I find that if I first sort the table view by

File As (which is, as far as I can tell, the default for most table views),

then group by the category, the items within the category groups are

alphabetized.

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