help- need to change 1000s of address book entries!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by andycandy, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. andycandy macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2008
    all of the entries in my address book have the first AND last name listed under the "first name" box and the last name box is empty (how it got this way is a long and irrelevant story, just trust me on this one)

    ie: if the name was Joe Smith
    first name: Joe Smith
    last name: [blank]

    it is absolutely imperative that i fix this, so that it looks like this:
    first name: Joe
    last name: Smith

    HOWEVER, i have 1000s of contacts, so this isnt exactly something i can do manually one by one!!! :eek:

    maybe some sort of applescript would do the trick...? (i know nothing about applescript, of course... so convenient.)

    i hope this isnt as impossible as i think it is!
    if you cant help me, might you be able suggest any other forums that i could ask on? (i dont know if this is the right place to ask this type of question)

  2. Watabou macrumors 68040


    Feb 10, 2008
    United States
    Did you maybe find the solution to this? I am looking for one too.

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