Contacts editor?

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    Is there a way to edit the contacts on the droid?
    I have seen reference to a edit mode in contacts, but cannot find it.
    Is it possible to remove contacts, rename some of contacts, etc.?
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    Go into contacts, click on the contact you want, menu > edit contact

    to delete long press on the contact, then delete

    to rename edit the contact then edit the name of the contact
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    Thank you for your help
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    What also is nice, if you're synced with Google of course, is the ability to edit the contacts on your PC using the Google Contacts page which can be found here http://google.com/contacts
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    i can't find a 'menu' tab after i have clicked on the contact
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    Really?
    Its the second soft key from the left on the bottom of the phone.
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    Just "press and hold" the contact ... then the menu will open will all the options.

    "Press and Hold" is just like "Right Clicking" in Windows.

    Craig
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    pressing and holding on a contact does nothing. i take it by menu tab you mean the button icon that looks like a ledger or list? in a contact, that does nothing. i am aware i can edit from google but i want also to be able to do it from my phone. thanks for the help.
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    i'm also having trouble with renaming. i have changed the name on a contact at least 15 times and it remains the old name in my contacts list. this is driving me batty!
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    Go into your contacts list by opening the app draw and clicking Contacts.
    Long press on a contact brings up a menu with
    "View Contact
    Call contact
    Text contact
    Add to favorites
    Edit contact
    Delete Contact"

    Click Edit Contact and do what you need to.

    Or click the contact, hit the menu button, and click edit contact.

    I just used both methods to confirm I'm not seeing things and the changes went through immediately (make sure you click the "Done" button when you're done)
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    Try editing contacts in Gmail from a PC. Maybe you have duplicates or something. Tip: If you add contact addresses then you can Navigate to a contact with voice -- very cool.
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    i've done that over and over and over...i think it has something to do with synching to facebook...arg.
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    yeah im having the same Prob.
    I synced my concasts through Facebook
    and i can't go back in and edit any of them, to add numbers and such that Arent already on facebook... .anyone have any ideas..?
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    That actually would make sense. If you edit a Facebook contact you're not going to update their info (on Facebook) so if you could edit the contact locally it would be constantly out of sync. Though it seems like there should be some sort of middle ground. You might need to unjoin the contact to edit. I can't say for certain as I specifically did not want Facebook sync.
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    facebook is a parasite. ;-p

    I had my facebook synced on my BlackBerry and it was nothing but trouble. Destroyed my calenders, massacred my contacts, made my life hell. Even after uninstalling the facebook app, changing all my sync settings, reinstalling the OS, there were still problems.

    After that I stay away from syncing with facebook. Google plays very nice with my info. Facebook seemed to want to take over.
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