Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Is it possible to have 'Full Name' list as First Middle Last? Because no matter how many times I change the setting in outlook, when I add a new contact they show Last First without fail. To be clear I am talking about the FULL NAME not file-as (which is, and should be, Last, First, note the comma), and it doesn't matter if I used the full name dialog box or just type it right in the field.

This is INSANE. I have spent 30 minutes trying to resolve this with absolutely no luck. I've never been more sure I was right to totally delete all traces of Office in 2007... now if only I could convince my employer to do the same.

I am sorry to rant but I can't get over this... there is not a man alive (at least using the Roman alphabet) who uses Last First as their standard name order, so why is that the (unchangeable) default for office?

share|improve this question
    
@GKoe: A version tag for Outlook exists above. –  Karan Mar 14 '13 at 2:39

1 Answer 1

up vote 0 down vote accepted

Well, I have somehow solved this; I changed the default Full Name Order setting, and WITHOUT changing or adding any contacts first, I exited Outlook properly and did a restart.

On restart, I added a new contact. Again I had the same problem, but about 2 seconds after I added the contact, Outlook automatically switched it to the correct First Last order.

When I did the same thing but made changes in Outlook without restarting it apparently switched my setting back and added the new contact the wrong way.

I don't know what is going on with this, it seems like Office just gets sloppier and sloppier and sloppier.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.