3589 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 16, 2008 6:03 AM by simplify
I don't have a script, but I have a relatively painless work-around.
Use Address Book on your Macbook Pro. (Note: Make an address book archive first using File->Export->Address Book Archive in case we screw up.)
Select the Group in the left column you want to edit (All is a group). Go to File->Export->export group v card. Save the file on your desktop for ease of use. Control click on the vCards file and open with TextEdit. Note that all phone numbers are preceded by a colon (:).
Use the Edit->Find command to search your file for : and replace with :1-
Then reimport the file into Address Book.
I worked through this and it requires a little amendment. There are a lot of ":" colons in the vCards file, so:
Find "" and replace with ": 1(" .... I don't know how to shut of the emoticons, but that first Find quote is supposed to be "colon - open parenthesis" not unhappy face
No need to delete all the vCards in the group. Just double click the vCards icon (for the file you just saved) on the desktop and Address Book with tell you that all the cards are duplicates that will be updated rather than added as duplicates.