I'm trying to import several thousand contacts into Outlook 2011 for Mac. Everything is working well except the Notes field as I cannot figure out how to get new lines / carriage returns into it.
There is no documentation for the exact format that Outlook supports. After searching the web and experimenting I have tried:
- Creating a single contact in Outlook with Notes containing several lines of text. I then export the contact to a csv, deleting the contact in Outlook, then re-import. All lines in Notes merge together :-/
- Following tips I found such as containing new lines around quotes. e.g. http://creativyst.com/Doc/Articles/CSV/CSV01.htm (search for line-break)
- Switching the CSV format from DOS to Unix, experimenting using manually injected ctrl-characters such as ^M etc.
I would include an example export/import but unfortunately the the new breaks included do not work well in a SU code block.