Here is a picture of the primary KAddressBook user interface before any address data have been entered. The first thing you may want to do is create an address book. Note that the“Personal Contacts” address book is present by default.
The remaining options in the dialog (Personal Contacts, vCard Directory, and vCard File) all create data sets that are saved on a local storage device. Each one of
these options uses the same data format (
.vcf, or Virtual Card Format), the only difference being in which particular directory the data
are saved. The “Personal Contacts” and “vCard Directory” options
create a separate file for each named contact you save; the “vCard File” option puts all the data into one file.
It's probably easiest to start with the pre-defined “Personal Contacts” address book. You will not need more
address books unless you have extensive contact lists you would like to keep separate.
Enter your login credentials as illustrated above and say OK. Voila! Your cloud-based contact list is now integrated into KAddressBook.
As the preceding screenshot indicates, once you have registered KAddressBook as a trusted resource, you can view and edit your gmail contacts using KAddressBook. Of course, you may also continue to maintain your contacts by using a web browser, if you wish.
Make any modifications you deem necessary in the “Personal Contacts” dialog, then click . A new address book will appear in the main KAddressBook interface window, as shown below.
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