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Migrating Corel® Address Books into WordPerfect®

 

This article walks you though migrating an old Corel® Address Book into a current version of WordPerfect®.

You will need to export your address books from your previous version of WordPerfect® to a .ABX (version 8) or .TXT file format. In your current version of WordPerfect you will need to create a empty address book and import in the .ABX or .TXT file.

Exporting a WordPerfect Address Book (version 9 or higher)

NOTE: These steps have to be performed in the old version of WordPerfect, where you are migrating from.

  • Open the address book
  • Go to File, Import/Export
  • Select Export, In Export To select .CSV or .TXT file, click next
  • In Export From select your address book
    NOTE: You can only export one address book at a time. These steps must be repeated for each address book you have.
  • In Export To select the location you want to save it to
  • Enter in a filename, click next
  • Do not change any of the text file options just click next
  • Click on the add button until all address book fields show up in the mapped section then click next
  • Click on finish

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Exporting a WordPerfect 8 Address Book

NOTE: These steps have to be performed in WordPerfect 8.

  • Open the address book
  • Go to Book, Export, click on Entire Address Book
  • Enter in a filename, select what folder you want to save it to
    NOTE: You can only export one address book at a time. These steps must be repeated for each address book tab you have.
  • Click Ok

Importing your TXT or ABX file into WordPerfect (version 11 or higher)

  • Go to Tools, Address book
  • Go to File, New and create a CorelCENTRAL™ Address book 
    NOTE: Since you can only import one address book at a time, you may want to create an address book for each address book you exported in the previous step.
    NOTE: If are using WordPerfect 11 or higher and you do not see the option for File, New you may have Outlook Integration enabled.  To disable it, please follow this article:  
  • Go to File, Import/Export Expert 
  • Select Import, In Import From select Text File (Versions 9 or higher) or Corel Address Book 8 (Version 8) and click next
  • In Import From select the TXT or ABX file that you exported
  • In Import To Select the Address book that you created, click on next 
  • Do not change any of the text file options just click next
  • In the Field Mapping screen just click next
  • Click on Finish