Exporting Address Book to a spreadsheet

Christopher Breen
30 October, 2008
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If you’d like to export your contacts from Address Book into an Excel or Numbers spreadsheet, you’re on your own; Apple doesn’t provide a built-in way to make it happen, even though you’d think there would be an easy way to do it.

There is, but that easy way isn’t built into Address Book, which lets you export contacts only as vCards and Address Book archives. That easier way is David Martin’s free (though a donation would be welcome) Address Book Exporter.

It’s a simple utility that takes selected groups of contacts and exports them as a single tab-delimited plain text file. This file will open beautifully in any spreadsheet application you throw it at.

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