First and Last name are reversed in Outlook
Posted by Swift Admin, Last modified by Jim Beveridge on 29 May 2011 02:57 PM
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Symptom: After importing addresses into Outlook, the first and last name are reversed when you click the Full Name button on a contact to view the first and last name. You see the same behavior if you manually add a new contact.
 
Cause: You have configured Outlook to interpret names as Last Name First Name instead of First Name Last Name.
 
Solution: In Outlook, open the Tools menu and choose Options. Click the Contact Options button on the Preferences page. Change the Default "Full Name" order to be First (Middle) Last instead of Last First. Note that this only affects new contacts, it doesn't affect existing contacts, so you will need to re-import the data.
 
See also
Sorting by Last Name, First Name in Outlook
 
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