The KAddressBook Handbook

The KAddressBook Handbook

David C. Bryant

Revision 5.10.3 (Applications 18.12.3) (2019-07-20)

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KAddressBook is part of the KDE suite of personal information management (PIM) programs.KAddressBook is primarily an email address manager, but it can also help you keep track of your friends' and associates' telephone numbers, web sites, social media connections, snail-mail addresses, and more, besides. It's your one-stop shop for keeping track of all the people you know.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Getting Started
How to Add a New Address Book
How to Add a New Contact
3. Integration With Other KDE Programs
Integration Overview -- KMail
Starting KAddressBook from KMail's Tools Menu
Querying KAddressBook from KMail's Message Composition Window
KMail's Recipient Selection Dialog
KMail's New Contact Creation Interface
KAddressBook's Interface with KOrganizer
4. Adding or Editing Contact Data
The Basics
The Contact Tab
The Location Tab
The Business, Personal, and Notes Tabs
The Tricky Stuff
The Custom Fields Tab
The Crypto Settings Tab
5. Command Reference
The Menu Bar
The File Menu
The Edit Menu
The View Menu
The Action Menu
The Tools Menu
The Settings Menu
The Help Menu
The Tool Bar
The Context Menus
The Address Book Context Menu
The List of Contacts Context Menu
The Individual Contact Context Menu


Appendix: KAddressBook Advanced Features Reference Section
The New Group Dialog
The Print-Preview Dialog
The Configure LDAP Dialog
The Import CSV File Function
The Export CSV File Function
The Change Number of Columns Function
The Configure Shortcuts Option
The Configure Toolbars Option
The Configure KAddressBook Option
Credits and Licenses