Sharing & importing contacts with Dolphin GuideConnect, tutorial

One of the excellent features of GuideConnect, is the ability to share contact cards from your address book as attachments on emails. It is also possible to import contact cards that have been sent to you as attachments on emails to your address book. These features enable you to share and import contacts in the same way that other computer users can.

This tutorial shows you how to share a contact card from your GuideConnect address book as an attachment on an email. It then shows you how to import a contact card you have received as an attachment on an email to your GuideConnect address book.

Sharing a contact card.

To share a contact card from your GuideConnect address book as an attachment on an email, do the following.

Step 1: Go to your GuideConnect Address Book and navigate to the contact card of the person you wish to share as an attachment.

Step 2: Press the F2 key to open the actions menu. Then, use the down arrow key to find the, Send Details As Attachment option and press Enter on it. Two options will be displayed.

Step 3: Option 1 allows you to type in the email address of the person you wish to send the email to. If you press enter on this option, a text box will open so you can type in the email address. Once you have done so, press Enter. A text box will open to allow you to type or dictate a subject for the email.

The second option allows you to choose a person from your Address Book. If you press Enter on this option, your Address Book will be opened. Navigate to the person in the list who you wish to send the email to, then press Enter on it. A text box will open to allow you to type or dictate a subject for the email.

Step 4: Type or dictate a subject for the email, then press Enter. A text box will open to allow you to type or dictate your email message.

Step 5: Once you’ve finished typing or dictating your email, press the F2 key to open the actions menu. The GuideConnect focus will automatically be on the, Send option. Press Enter on it and your email will be sent.

Step 6: GuideConnect will tell you when your email has been sent successfully and will say okay. Press Enter to confirm and clear the announcement. You will then be returned to your list of contacts in your GuideConnect Address Book.

Importing a contact.

To import a contact card that has been sent to you as an attachment on an email, do the following.

Step 1: Open the email with the attachment on it as usual, then press the F2 key to open the actions menu.

Step 2: Use the down arrow key to find the, View Attachments option and press Enter on it. A list of the files that are attached to the email will be displayed.

Step 3: Use the up and down arrow keys to find the contact card file. A contact card file is called a VCF file. Typically, it will be displayed as the person’s name followed by VCF. For example, Bob Jones VCF. Press Enter on the VCF file. GuideConnect will say, “Contacts”, followed by the name on the contact card followed by VCF. For example, “Contacts, Bob Jones VCF”. It will also tell you that actions are available.

Step 4: Press the F2 key to open the actions menu. Then, press Enter on the, Import selected contact option. GuideConnect will ask you if you are sure you want to import the contact. Simply press Enter on the Yes option to go ahead and import the contact. Alternatively, use the down arrow key to navigate to the No option and press Enter on it to cancel the import and return to the list of attachments.

Step 5: GuideConnect will tell you that the contact has been imported successfully and will say, Okay. Press Enter to confirm and clear the announcement. You can then use the Escape key to get back to your email inbox and continue using email.

This document was written by James Goldsworthy of Alternate Visions Coaching. James is an accredited Dolphin GuideConnect trainer and Certified Software Specialist. He lost his sight in 2005 and has worked with the visually impaired since 2006. He started his training and coaching business Alternate Visions Coaching in January 2014.

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