Display Name Format

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    • #3571
      micksulley
      Participant

      I am new to CardBook.  This seems a simple question but I cannot find the answer.  Display name is currently Firstname Surname, how do I change it to Surname Firstname?

      Thanks

      Mick

    • #3573
      Chris
      Keymaster

      Right-click your addressbook and chose Edit

      Under “Miscellaneous” you can configure the Display name to whatever you desire 🙂

    • #3574
      micksulley
      Participant

      Thanks for the reply.  I have now set it to   ({{4}} |)({{2}} |)({{3}} |)  which displays as I want, but it only applies for new or modified entries.  Is there any way to apply it to all existing entries?  I have tried sync and reboot but the display order has not updated

      Cheers

      Mick

    • #3578
      CardBook
      Keymaster

      right click on your address book and choose “Tools/Generate Display Names”

    • #3579
      micksulley
      Participant

      Thanks, that works!

      It has raised another question though.  Having run that I now see some entries as normal text and some as bold, they were all normal previously.  I can’t see any obvious distinction between them, what does it mean?

      Thanks

      Mick

    • #3580
      Chris
      Keymaster

      As far as I can tell from my own experience, the bold entries of an addressbook haven’t yet synced successfully with the server … you can try launching the sync manually, or wait for the regular sync (depending your own settings).

    • #3581
      micksulley
      Participant

      OK Thanks.  Really like CardBook, just trying to consolidate all my contacts from various sources so I will work through them.

      Thanks for your help

      Mick

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