Edit Contact Details
Open Contacts supports unlimited data fields for storing contact data. Data
fields of each contacts are organized by section. For fast input of contact
data, Open Contacts provides a set of handy functions as described below:
For each personal contact, Open Contacts store full name, surname, given
name and middle name, even if under some settings the surname fields and the
given name field may be hidden.
When inserting a new individual contact, after you fill in the Full Name field,
then the Surname field, the Given name field and the Middle Name
field will be filled in automatically. When you modify these name fields, the
change will be reflected back to the Full Name filed.
However, when you modify a saved record, changes on these name fields will
not be reflected back to the Full Name field.
- Options -> View -> Displayed name fields
- Options -> View -> Compact UI
- Options -> View -> Sort by surname when listing people
To add a field as the first field of a section, place the focus in the
section name, then press Ctrl+F. Then key-in the desired field name or
select one from the drop down list. And then press the Tab key to move to
the edit box of the new field.
To add a field below the other field, place the focus in the other field,
then press Ctrl+F.
- Predefined fields
- Options -> General -> Auto-complete with some fields
- Options -> General -> Tab stop at field names
- Options -> General -> Date
- Options -> New Contact
- Predefined labels
Place the focus in the field name, either key-in field name or pick up
one from the drop down list.
To delete a field, simply clear the value of the field. After saving the
record, data fields with empty value will be removed.
Move field up or down
To move a field up or down, place the focus on either the field name or
the value of the field, then press "Ctrl+U" or "Ctrl+D".
Simply type in a section name you want. Please do not define two sections
with the same name.
To add a new empty section, you may press "Ctrl+ G".
Alternatively, you could create a predefined section by selecting one from the
Predefined Section List.
To add a section before current section, place the focus on current section name then
run "Add Section".
To add a section after current section, just place the focus on any field of current
section then run "Add Section".
If there is no current section selected, new section will be added as the
To delete a section, simply clear the section name. When you save the record,
data fields of the section will be all removed as well. In addition, if the values of
all data fields of the section are empty, the section will be deleted after
saving the record.
Move section up or down
To move a section up or down, select the section by placing the focus on
the section name or a field within the section, then press "Alt+U" or
Each section could have a Notes field to store multiple lines of text. To
define the notes of a section, place the focus on the section and press "Ctrl + M". To get a larger window
for editing a notes field, place the focus on
the notes field, and press shortcut "Alt + M".
When you save the record, if the content of the notes field is empty, the
notes field will be removed.