Apply Business Card template

I’ve modified the Business Card template for a contact and I would like to use for my own contact card as well as several other contacts.

As I have a lot of details filled out for my contact already, I’m not looking forward to recreate it entirely.

How can I apply this template to my exisitng contact item?

Business Card buttonThere is a small simple trick to apply a business card template without needing to recreate the entire contact item.

  1. Save the contact for which you’ve modified the Business Card template outside of Outlook as an msg-file.
  2. Open the downloaded saved msg-file.
  3. Remove all the already filled out details from the form.
  4. Fill in the Full Name field of the contact that you wish to update.
  5. Now when you press the “Copy to My Contacts” command button, you’ll get a prompt asking if you want to update the existing contact or add it as a new contact. Select the Update option to apply your Business Card template to the existing contact.

Note: If you use a Business Card in your E-mail Signature, then you’ll need to update your signature by removing the Business Card image from your signature and then add it again via the Business Card button. For more details about Outlook signatures see; Creating, using and managing Signatures

You can apply a Business Card template to an existing contact by only filling out the name field.
You can apply a Business Card template to an existing contact by only filling out the name field.