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  • in reply to: Upgrade vcard v3 to v4 #2954
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    Another work-around is to move the faulty contacts into a newly created v 3.0 book, delete the “undefined” from the fields, as there are visible in v 3.0, then re-import the fixed contacts into the v 4.0 cardbook.

    Again, why do you recommend using the older 3.0 version over 4.0?

    in reply to: Upgrade vcard v3 to v4 #2952
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    Tks keymaster this works.

    Two suggestions:

    • Sanity check should happen the moment a contact is imported, not only when it is saved.
    • The input mask that enforces a correct format for Birthday could be used for all dates.

    Why do you recommend 3.0 over 4.0?

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by AvatarChristiann. Reason: typo
    in reply to: Upgrade vcard v3 to v4 #2949
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    I have upgraded my contacts from 3.0 to 4.0 because NEXTCLOUD is using the 4.0 standard. I am happy to report that all but 10/1000 contacts synch fine.

    Upgrade was done by copy/paste the 3.0 contacts into a new 4.0 cardbook.

    The 10 contacts that have issues with contain

    ANNIVERSARY:undefined
    DEATHDATE:undefined

    I have no idea why these 10 contacts have their fields filled with “undefined”, already present in 3.0.

    These corrupt contacts annot be fixed with the cardbook GUI and any save results in
    Date field value (undefined) does not match the date format of the address book (4.0)
    Here is my test case:

    WORKS ++++++++++

    BEGIN:VCARD
    VERSION:4.0
    PRODID:-//Thunderbird.org/NONSGML Thunderbird CardBook V23.4//EN
    CATEGORIES:sharp
    FN:First Last
    N:Last;First;;;
    BIRTHPLACE:undefined
    DEATHPLACE:undefined
    ORG:Company
    REV:20200616T195810Z
    X-THUNDERBIRD-MODIFICATION:CREATED
    X-THUNDERBIRD-ETAG:0
    END:VCARD

     

    FAILS ++++++++++++

    BEGIN:VCARD
    VERSION:4.0
    PRODID:-//Thunderbird.org/NONSGML Thunderbird CardBook V23.4//EN
    CATEGORIES:sharp
    FN:First Last
    N:Last;First;;;
    BIRTHPLACE:undefined
    ANNIVERSARY:undefined
    DEATHDATE:undefined
    DEATHPLACE:undefined
    ORG:Company
    REV:20200616T195810Z
    X-THUNDERBIRD-MODIFICATION:CREATED
    X-THUNDERBIRD-ETAG:0
    END:VCARD

     

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by AvatarChristiann.
    in reply to: Contact list in main window re-sorts – can this be changed? #2493
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    This is a very useful request. The solution would make maintaining large books a lot easier.

     

    in reply to: Calling a phone number #1948
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    Maybe related to my previous post:

    When clicking on a phone number VIBER pops open, but the number is not transmitted.

    Ideally, I would like to be able to dial a phone number while reading the mail, RM over the address and “Dial with Cardbook” – that would be close to heaven.

     

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    You fixed it, excellent thank you!

    I confirm that with version 26.7a there is only a single editing window per contact.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by AvatarChristiann.
    in reply to: Displayed name question #1613
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    A bit of testing reveals that “5” is the suffix, 7 does not exist 😉

    DisplayPref

     

    in reply to: Interaction with standard Thunderbird Address Book #1598
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    Cardbook respects VCard standards, the standard ABook does not – so you will likely run into big problems with syncing standard ABook, I did…

    Cardbook is so much better than ABook in many ways, move and don’t look back!

    Your questions:

    1. Cardbook offers to copy your ABook contacts upon installation. This has worked well for me on Win and Ubuntu. You can of course also export/import.
    2. Why would you want to sync? To me everything is so much better thought through in Cardbook. Move and forget ABook.
    3. Mailmerge works well with Cardbook. One great advantage to me is that I can send mails to contact categories, like “family”. No need to assemble and update ABook lists any longer. Just categorize your contacts, and mail to the categories from the compose window.

    No experience with Google contacts. I am using nextcloud.

    The support on this list, especially from the creators, is fantastic.

     

     

     

    in reply to: [Solved] Export to CSV makes special characters unreadable #1584
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    LibreOffice loads the file perfectly. EXCEL needs to be forced to “65001 UTF (UTF-8)” in the import wizard, as you had pointed out.

    I will stick with LibreOffice 😉  Many tks!

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by AvatarChristiann.
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    Cardbook 26.0, Thunderbird 52.5.2 32 bit, Windows 10

    in reply to: [Solved] Mystery category created across all books #1540
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    Thank you for your lightning fast reply. I must have renamed the “Uncategorized” category by accident.

    Can I create a second “special” category with these cross-book properties? I think this could be useful, for example as a mailing list.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by AvatarChristiann.
    in reply to: [Solved] Current V25.4 without formatting the display name #1524
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    While it may be desirable to have different display names for each book, this change forces me to change the setting for each new book, unless I am happy with the default.

    Please consider letting me set the global default. Tks.

    in reply to: Performance issue #952
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    With all AddOns disabled on CardBook 21.1. :

    1. Starting TB with 1600 contacts in 5 AB takes 80 secs until the CPU load is back to normal. Message on the bottom is “loaded This Person from Cache (IndexDB)”
      Starting TB with CardBook disabled takes 15 seconds.
    2. Selecting 600 contacts in one AB freezes TB for 5 minutes.

    I can live with the added startup time. But when I accidentally hit CTRL-A then I need to brew a coffee… Is there a log file that I can send you?

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 3 months ago by AvatarChristiann.
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