how to sort contacts by a mix of first name and last nameSupport


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  1. kgkg

    kgkg Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Some of my contacts are first name last, and others are first name first. Is there anyway to show this in Droid X? I can do this in Google and HTC Incredible, but do not know how to do it in DX.

    John Smith
    Yao Ming
    ....

    Thanks a lot!
     

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  2. mxsjw

    mxsjw Well-Known Member

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    Along the same lines...
    I could do it in excel, anyone know if the contacts can be exported out of the phone?
     
  3. kgkg

    kgkg Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Can anyone help? Thanks!
     
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    mxsjw Well-Known Member

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    Might not be the answer you are looking for but...

    Get into Gmail from a PC, go to contacts, click "more actions", click "export", select all and Outlook CSV, click Export and save the file. Do it again but save a Google CSV as a back up just in case.
    Open outlook file with excel and manipulate.
    save with a new name to preserve the original...again, just in case.
    delete all contacts from gmail
    import new file
    re-sync to phone
     
  5. Lars

    Lars Well-Known Member

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    I believe contacts sort based on the fileas field in outlook.
     
  6. kgkg

    kgkg Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I do not use outlook. My gmail has "file as", but after sync with gmail, my DX still sorts by last name.
     

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