Outlook 365 - How to create / copy a new contact from an existing one?

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ofw62

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I would like to create a new contact from an existing one and make minor changes. Most remains the same, but a different mobile phone number and a different 'answerback'. It is meant to display a name (rather than a mobile phonenumber) when a notification thru SMS is being sent from that company received. The phone number is not to be contacted instead it is just an automatic notification system. For contacts a regular phone number should be used).
As a matter of fact, that company uses different mobile phone numbers each having a different purposes for notifications.

Right now I only know to create an Outlook contact from scratch and enter all the details, whereas I wish I could 'copy' the existing one and paste it as a new contact, make some minor changes and that's it.

It would be that this is the only way to go though.

Thanks.
 
Ctrl+C, V to make a copy in place (use any view except People) then edit one copy. Or open the contact and use Save & New > Contact from company.

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Ahum....:oops::oops:

Geee... I feel so stupid.
Haven't asked anything, right?

Didn't think such a simple thing (ctrl-c/v) would work, so I didn't give it a try.
Tried to figure this out using anything in the toolbar, which is looking somewhat different from yours.
(the only common word is "File" )


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You are in the contacts folder, I have the contact open. It works from either...
 
Thank you very much for the detailed explanation!
Really appreciated.
 
  1. Click the first contact in the TechRepublic section and then hold down the [Shift] key while clicking the last to select all the contacts in this group.
Please don't copy and paste from articles on other sites - that is plagiarism.
 
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