Join Christopher Breen for an in-depth discussion in this video Changing the contact template, part of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks.
When you configure a new contact, by pressing Cmd+N, and creating that contact,…you see a lot of fields below. Now perhaps you're overwhelmed with so…many fields or conversely, you wish you had more.…This is possible on both counts by changing the contact template.…Here's how to do it. Contact > Preferences, go to Template, and…here is our template. If you'd like to remove a field, lets say…you don't need to put URLs in your contacts, just click on the minus button…and it's gone. And if you want to add a field, for…example, I like to have a couple of phone fields, just click on the appropriate Plus…button next to that entry. So, in this case, I'd leave mobile, but…I'd also like to have their work phone. So let's close this and see what's happened.…
I'll create a new contact and note that the URL field is no where to be seen.…And now I have two phone fields, mobile and work, because I've changed the template.…Now, it's important to remember that if you remove a field from a template Those…entries don't disappear from existing contacts.…
- Creating smarter Smart Mailboxes
- Sharing and delegating calendars
- Syncing Google contacts
- Discovering hidden tricks within contact headings
- Scheduling startup and shutdown
- Copying files via Bluetooth
- Using a remote disc
- Creating password-protected archives
- Creating a bootable installer drive
- Repairing your keychain
- Resetting your login password
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Mail Tips
2. Calendar Tips
3. Contact Tips
4. System Preference Tips
5. Finder Tips
6. Tips for Troubleshooters
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