JAWS Topic: Adding Contacts in Outlook

Outlook Contacts

In Outlook, we have a couple options for adding new contacts. Options 1 and 2 assume you either have all the information in your head or in front of you as you’ll be keying everything in. Option 3 will let you create a contact off an email you received

Method 1 – From the Address Book

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + B
  2. Press Alt to move your focus to the toolbar
  3. Press down arrow to open the file menu and then press enter to activate the option for New Entry…
  4. Press enter on new contact
  5. Use tab and shift tab to navigate through the new contact form
  6. Use Alt + S to save

Method 2 – From Contacts

  1. Press Ctrl + 3 to open Contacts
  2. Press Ctrl + N to create a new contact
  3. Use tab and shift tab to navigate through the new contact form
  4. Use Alt + S to save
  5. Use Ctrl + 1 to move back to Mail

A Note About the New Contact Form

The new contact form can seem overwhelming. There are a lot of fields. You by no means need to fill them all out. In fact, the only piece of information that needs to be filled out before you can save the form is the name.

Method 3 – From an Email

  1. Open an email from a sender you’d like to add to contacts
  2. Use Shift + Tab to move your focus up to the recipients email address and make sure your cursor is to the left of their email
  3. Open the context menu with Shift + F10
  4. On the context menu, choose add to Outlook contacts
  5. Use tab and shift tab to navigate through the contact info
  6. Use Alt + S to save

 

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