4. Exporting Pegasus Address book

Open Pegasus and go to your address book. Click on one of your contacts and then press <Ctrl-A> to select all your contacts.

Shows the Export item on the Pegasus menu when you are viewing contacts
Figure 5. Export Pegasus Address book

Choose [Addressbook/Export to tab-delimited file...].

File location dialog screen. In this example, the filename "AddressBook.txt" is
            specified and the folder "My Documents" is chosen.
Figure 6. Choose filename and location

Select a location and filename for your addressbook, using the filename extension ".txt", like in the image above (Figure 6, Choose filename and location). Then click the Save button to complete the export.

You will now need to edit the exported file slightly so that other programs will recognise it. Open the file in a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice Calc. To open the file you will need to start the spreadsheet program, choose [File/Open], and then tell it to look for files of any type (Files of Type: All files (*.*) in Excel). The following instructions are based on Microsoft Excel, but the same principles are applicable to other spreadsheet programs such as OpenOffice Calc.

Excel import wizard step 1
Figure 7. Text Import Wizard

When you open the file, you will see the "Text Import Wizard". Choose file type Delimited and click Next.

Excel import Wizard step 2
Figure 8. Text Import Wizard 2

Choose Delimiters: Tab and click Next.

Excel import Wizard step 3
Figure 9. Text Import Wizard 3

Click Finish to open the file.

Now delete the contents of the first line, which contains the text * Pegasus Mail Addressbook and the date and time of the export. Instead, enter the column headings: Name, E-mail, Keywords, Department, Primary Phone, Business Fax, Home Address, Other Address, Notes. If you use these exact labels then Outlook should import all your data. Otherwise, you may lose some of the information stored in Pegasus.

An example of a correctly converted address book file
Figure 10. Converted file

Once you have finished, the file should look something like Figure 10, Converted file. Now you need to save it as a comma-separated values file. Choose [File/Save As...] and select a location for the file.

Shows the file type CSV selected, and a filename entered
Figure 11. Save As dialog

Set the file type to be CSV (comma delimited) (*.csv) and choose a suitable name, then click Save. You will probably see an error now, just click on OK to ignore it.

The file that you just saved can now be imported to your Nexus account, via Outlook or Entourage.

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