Address Book: Export to Outlook
There are several
articles on how to export MAC Address Book contacts into CSV format but
none of those articles address one
issue you may run into when attempting to import the CSV file into Outlook 2003
(The problem probably extends to any P.C. based application)
This article deals primarily with the freeware utility Address
Book to CSV Exporter.
Although there are alternative export programs (see links
the Address Book to CSV exporter utility and copying the CSV file to
your Microsoft Windows computer running Outlook you may encounter the
"Translation" error when trying to import your contacts into
"A file error has occurred in the Comma
Separated Values (Dos/Windows) translator while initializing
a translator to build a field map."
because the formatting is incorrect for MS Outlook. The
simplest way to fix this is to do the following:
the exported CSV in a plain text editor such as Notepad.
(It may take several seconds to load depending on size)
Change the encoding from "Unicode big endian" to
displays the encoding of the CSV file as
"Unicode big endian"
the file and try your import again.
to CSV Exporter 1.3a
Address book from OSX to Outlook (Describes export proccess)
Book Exporter (An alternative export utility. Have not tested