How do I import my Gmail contacts into Address Book?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Gary King, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. Gary King macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    #1
    How do I import my Gmail contacts into Address Book? I tried exporting to both formats that Gmail supports and importing into Address Book, but Address Book is not able to import either of them.
     
  2. opusthe2nd macrumors 6502

    opusthe2nd

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2005
    #2
    It will as a text file. Export it both forms and then import as a text file. I forget which one worked, I think it was the Outlook one. Either way, you only have 2 shots at it.
     
  3. Gary King thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    #3
    I tried the Outlook one. It did not work. I already said that I tried both.
     
  4. opusthe2nd macrumors 6502

    opusthe2nd

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2005
    #4
    Does it give you anything? Sorry, it worked just fine for me. Well, not perfect, I had to edit a few things that I chose to import, nothing big though.
     
  5. Gary King thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    #5
    Here is what I get:

     
  6. opusthe2nd macrumors 6502

    opusthe2nd

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2005
    #6
    Open the .csv file in OO or NeoOffice, or whatever you use. Show me a line or two of it, so I can see the formatting.
     
  7. POHeerwig macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2006
    #7
    I just tried it and it worked fine. I saved it as an Outlook CSV file, downloaded it to my desktop & imported it through a text file to the address book. Note, however, that on import you need to select which fields to import since the default is "do not import". Good luck.
     
  8. opusthe2nd macrumors 6502

    opusthe2nd

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2005
  9. Gary King thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    #9
    I've isolated the problem - it is multi-line fields that cause the problem.
     
  10. opusthe2nd macrumors 6502

    opusthe2nd

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2005
  11. cheese cordial macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    #11
    Some years later this task is quick & easy

    Just did this myself, took around 15 seconds in total.
    Open gmail, contacts, more options (above contacts), export, vcard format (the same as how I uploaded contacts from my other mac), export.
    The next thing I knew, my macbook wanted to know if I wanted to import the vcard to address book.
    Actually the whole thing may have taken 10 seconds.
    Easy peasy.

    Bernie
     
  12. maclaptop macrumors 65816

    maclaptop

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2011
    Location:
    Western Hemisphere
    #12
    I use this method when helping friends and family, works every time.

    The only problem I have is that Bernie can do it in 10, it takes me 11 seconds.. ha..ha..ha..ha..
     
  13. cerote macrumors 6502a

    cerote

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    #13
    Lion address book to synchronize with google in address book.
     

Share This Page