Phone/Address Book FAQ's

  1. How do I add a phone or address record?
  2. How do I insert a picture in a phone/address record ?
  3. How do I look up a phone/address record ?
  4. How do I use the search engine?

How do I add a phone or address record ?

To add a phone or address record, go into entry details in the phone book.  In this page click the "add button" on the bottom part of the page.  Now you are ready to fill out the fields you desire.  When completed, click the save button to save your record. 

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How do I insert a picture ?

To insert a picture to your phone/address record, click on the picture file location field twice.  This will let you insert a picture from any file on your computer.   Note:  When you insert a picture, you are actually not inserting it but associating it to the picture file it is located in.  Lets say I have a picture of Bob in one of my phone records.  Bob's picture is located in a folder called People.  If I remove Bob from the folder People and put him in a different folder called Friends, now PackRat will not be able to bring up Bob's picture in the phone record.  In the phone record you must recall up the new folder that Bob's picture is in, which in this case would be Friends.

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How do I look up a phone or address record ?

Go to the look up an entry page.  Click on the last name heading, then in the first entry in that column enter the first few letters of the last name and it will come up. (Be aware - this will be case sensitive.) You would use the same procedure for first name and company columns. Be sure to click on the heading of which you wish to search and click on the first entry. Then enter the first few letters (any portion) of the name you are looking up. You will then see a display of names that begin with those letters, and you can drill down to the entry you are looking for.

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How do I use the search engine?

Go into the search phone notes page and type in a key word in the box.  The search engine will now search the records looking for that word in the note field. It will not look for this key word in any other field but the note field.

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