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Office 2008 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies® by Jim Gordon, Geetesh Bajaj

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Chapter V.5. Personalizing Your PIM

In This Chapter

  • Looking over the Address Book

  • Creating the Me contact

  • Working with your contacts

  • Addressing messages

  • Using directory services

In Entourage, PIM stands for Personal Information Manager. PIM is the feature that lets you keep track of the people and organizations that are most important in your life. Entourage calls its PIM application the Entourage Address Book. Other programs call it Contacts or Contact Manager. In the Address Book, you keep personal information about people and businesses, and store the kind of private information about contacts that doesn't appear on their Facebook, LinkedIn, or MySpace pages, such as phone numbers and what you gave them on their birthday.

Perusing the Address Book Interface

To get to the Entourage Address Book, just click the Address Book button on the Standard toolbar while you're using any Entourage application. The Address Book layout is similar to the layout of the Entourage Mail application (which we talk about in Chapter 3 of this minibook), as shown in Figure 5-1. Menus appear across the top, and each window has its own toolbar. The main view has a pane on the left that lets you choose from your Address Book, LDAP (we talk about LDAP in the section, "Using LDAP Directory Services," later in this chapter), customized mail views, and the handy little calendar. You can resize the panes by dragging the dividers that separate them.

Figure V.5.1. Visiting your Address Book.

Meeting Yourself

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