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    Showing Contacts with last name first

    Can anyone tell me if there is a way to display the contents of the contacts list with last name first? I've looked at all the menu items and I don't see one that controls that characteristic.

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    The setting that you seek is in Display Options. It's called "Sort List by"
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    Quote Originally Posted by turpindm View Post
    The setting that you seek is in Display Options. It's called "Sort List by"
    I don't have such an option. Are you sure you're referring to the Droid X?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slothead View Post
    Can anyone tell me if there is a way to display the contents of the contacts list with last name first? I've looked at all the menu items and I don't see one that controls that characteristic.

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    Reference my post about that in this link. I was told that there isn't a way to do it with the DX a this time, other than my solution.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...-contacts.html
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    Yeah, easiest thing is to export them, edit them with Excel or another editor, and import them back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LtKen View Post
    Yeah, easiest thing is to export them, edit them with Excel or another editor, and import them back.
    That's what I used, Excel. It's easy to switch the columns.
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    Changing contact sort order

    I'm using a Droid 1. To change the sort order to last name: open the contacts application, press the menu key and select Display Options (shown below), Select Sort List By, and select Last name. Your contact list will now be sorted by last name. HOWEVER, if your contacts were never entered with last and first names as separate fields, then this won't help much :-( If that's the case, I'd recommend either editing your contacts via a computer in gmail or exporting them to excel, editing them, and upload. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turpindm View Post
    I'm using a Droid 1. To change the sort order to last name: open the contacts application, press the menu key and select Display Options (shown below), Select Sort List By, and select Last name. Your contact list will now be sorted by last name. HOWEVER, if your contacts were never entered with last and first names as separate fields, then this won't help much :-( If that's the case, I'd recommend either editing your contacts via a computer in gmail or exporting them to excel, editing them, and upload. Good luck.
    Well played -- I guess you do learn something every day. Thanks.
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    Isnt this the Droid X list? Glad to hear that works on the Droid 1.
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    My X, 2.2, doesn't have Display Options, but I wish it did. It only has Display Group.
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