Copy2Contact Tips #1

How Do I Access Copy2Contact?

Hold your mouse over the Copy2Contact icon to see Copy2Contact’s setup (missing?).

In this example, Control-c-c is the shortcut key you can use anywhere to capture an item to Microsoft Outlook.

First, highlight text describing a contact or appointment in a document or email.

Then activate Copy2Contact by pressing and holding the Control key, then pressing the ‘c’ key twice quickly. It’s like copying text but with an extra ‘c’.

Tip: Be sure to hit the shortcut key immediately after highlighting the text you want. Clicking somewhere else first will de-activate the highlighted text and prevent Copy2Contact from finding it.

Top Use: Email Signatures

We often receive email messages from people who include their contact information at the end of each message in an “email signature”.

With Copy2Contact you can instantly capture this contact info without retyping.

Highlight the contact info in the signature block only, then press Copy2Contact’s shortcut key to capture the new contact. Voila!

Highlight Only The Text You Need

Copy2Contact is really smart. But you have to help it out a little bit by highlighting only the text that should appear in a new contact or appointment item. For example:

Here's my new address:
Jeff Falkner
945 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02134

Don't forget to write me!

The text above and below the address should not be highlighted before activating Copy2Contact since it might confuse it. Try it!


Try using Copy2Contact to capture these examples (see more). Be sure to highlight only the text of the contact you want to grab.

Bill Clinton
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
phn. 202-456-1111
mob. 202-456-1212

James Cameron
Dreamtime Studios, Inc.
100 Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 176-5754 (ofc)
(310) 194-2458 (cell)


In the next tips, we’ll show you some ways to fine-tune Copy2Contact and how to work with events.

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