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

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kgkg, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. kgkg

    kgkg Newbie
    Thread Starter

    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 Android Expert

    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 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Can anyone help? Thanks!
     
  4. mxsjw

    mxsjw Android Expert

    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 Android Expert

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

    kgkg Newbie
    Thread Starter

    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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