Import iCal or Address Book items into Outlook

Do any of the following:

ShowImport Apple iCal events and to-do items

Outlook can import events and to-do items from iCal. In Outlook, the to-do items appear as tasks.

  1. In iCal, on the File menu, point to Export, and then click Export.

 Note   Outlook can only import iCal events that are saved in the Export (.ics) format. Outlook can't import events saved in the iCal Archive (.icbu) format.

  1. In the Save As box, type a name for the exported file.
  2. On the Where pop-up menu, select a location on your hard disk to save the file, and then click Export.
  3. In Outlook for Mac, at the bottom of the navigation pane (navigation pane: The left pane of the Document Connection for Mac window that displays saved locations and files.), click Calendar Calendar view button.
  4. In the Finder, locate the .ics file, and drag the .ics file to the Outlook Calendar grid or list.

ShowImport Apple Address Book contacts

You can export contacts from the Apple Address Book as a vCard (vCard: Abbreviation for Virtual Business Card (.vcf file), a standard for creating and sharing contact information over the Internet. You can send a contact to another person in vCard format. The recipient can then open the vCard in a personal information manager program that supports vCards, such as Outlook, and add the contact to an Address Book.), and then drag the vCard file into Outlook to import your contacts.

 Tip   As an alternative to importing contacts from the Apple Address Book, you can turn on Sync Services for your Outlook contacts. Turning on Sync Services syncs your Outlook contacts with the Apple Address Book, MobileMe, and other applications or devices that you set up in Apple iSync.

  1. In the Apple Address Book, select the contacts that you want to export, and then drag the selection to the desktop.

The contacts are saved as a vCard file that contains all the contacts.

  1. In Outlook for Mac, at the bottom of the navigation pane (navigation pane: The left pane of the Document Connection for Mac window that displays saved locations and files.), click Contacts Contacts view button.
  2. Drag the vCard file from the desktop to the Contacts item list (item list: In the main Outlook window, the list of messages, contacts, tasks, or other items. By default, the item list is displayed vertically between the navigation pane and the reading pane.).

 Note   Contact groups in the Apple Address Book are converted to categories in Outlook.

See also

Add an Exchange account

Sync Outlook with iCal and Apple Mail on your Mac

Import information into Outlook

Export or manually archive Outlook items

 
 
Applies to:
Outlook for Mac 2011