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Default How do you sort contact list using FIRST NAME first?

Currently it defaults to sorting by last name first. This screws up most of the listings in my phone book as I always had them sorted by first name first on all my other phones.

I tried in settings, there is no options So I am wondering is there a registry edit I could do to sort by first name first?

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Not sure if this will work on your device, but source code is available and the idea should be universal.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/view...ght=first+name

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Not sure if this will work on your device, but source code is available and the idea should be universal.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/view...ght=first+name

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Thanks, but the software doesn't work on my device
I am using Outlook 2003 and QTEK 8310/I-mate SP5.

Below is a solution that I found online that does work for my configuration.
 
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For outlook 2003 I found a solution on how to re-sort by FIRST, LAST for tornado (SP5/QTEK 8310)

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On the File menu, point to New, and then click Mail Message to
open a new e-mail message.

2. On the Tools menu of the new e-mail message, point to Forms, and
then click Design This Form.

3. Insert five Command buttons on the new form. To do this:a. Click
the (P.2) tab to go to a blank page on the form.
b. On the Form menu, click Control Toolbox, click CommandButton, and
then drag the button to the blank form page.
c. Right-click the new button, click Properties, and then type
cmdLastFirst in the Name box.
d. In the Caption box, type Last, First, and then click OK.
e. In the Toolbox dialog box, click CommandButton, and then drag a
second button to the blank form page.
f. Right-click the new button, click Properties, and then type
cmdFirstLast in the Name box.
g. In the Caption box, type First Last, and then click OK.
h. In the Toolbox dialog box, click CommandButton, and then drag a
third button to the blank form page.
i. Right-click the new button, click Properties, and then type
cmdCompany in the Name box.
j. In the Caption box, type Company, and then click OK.
k. In the Toolbox dialog box, click CommandButton, and then drag a
fourth button to the blank form page.
l. Right-click the new button, click Properties, and then type
cmdLastFirstCompany in the Name box.
m. In the Caption box, type Last, First (Company), and then click OK.
n. In the Toolbox dialog box, click CommandButton, and then drag a
fifth button to the blank form page.
o. Right-click the new button, click Properties, and then type
cmdCompanyLastFirst in the Name box.
p. In the Caption box, type Company (Last, First), and then click OK.
4. Type the following Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) code.
To do this:a. On the Form menu, click View Code to open the Script
Editor.
b. In the Script Editor, type or copy the following code:eek:ption
Explicit
Dim strSortBy

Sub cmdLastFirst_Click()
strSortBy = "LastFirst"
UpdateContacts
End Sub

Sub cmdFirstLast_Click()
strSortBy = "FirstLast"
UpdateContacts
End Sub

Sub cmdCompany_Click()
strSortBy = "Company"
UpdateContacts
End Sub

Sub cmdLastFirstCompany_Click()
strSortBy = "Last, First (Company)"
UpdateContacts
End Sub

Sub cmdCompanyLastFirst_Click()
strSortBy = "Company (Last, First)"
UpdateContacts
End Sub

Sub UpdateContacts()

Dim CurFolder
Dim MyItems
Dim MyItem
Dim NumItems, i

' Use whichever folder is currently selected
Set CurFolder = Application.ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder

' Make sure it's a contact folder
If CurFolder.DefaultItemType = 2 Then
MsgBox "This process may take some time. You will be " & _
"notified when complete.", , "Contact Tools Message"
Set MyItems = CurFolder.Items
NumItems = MyItems.Count
For i = 1 to NumItems
Set MyItem = MyItems.Item(i)
' Make sure it's not a distribution list in the folder
' (really only applies to OL98 and OL2000)
If TypeName(MyItem) = "ContactItem" Then
Select Case strSortBy
Case "LastFirst"
If MyItem.LastNameandFirstName <> "" Then
MyItem.FileAs = MyItem.LastNameandFirstName
Else
MyItem.FileAs = MyItem.CompanyName
End IF
Case "FirstLast"
If MyItem.Subject <> "" Then
MyItem.FileAs = MyItem.Subject
Else
MyItem.FileAs = MyItem.CompanyName
End IF
Case "Company"
If MyItem.CompanyName <> "" Then
MyItem.FileAs = MyItem.CompanyName
Else
MyItem.FileAs = MyItem.LastNameandFirstName
End IF
Case "Last, First (Company)"
MyItem.FileAs = MyItem.LastNameAndFirstName
If MyItem.CompanyName <> "" Then
If MyItem.FileAs <> "" Then
MyItem.FileAs = MyItem.FileAs & " (" & _
MyItem.CompanyName & ")"
Else
MyItem.FileAs = MyItem.FileAs & _
MyItem.CompanyName
End If
End If
Case "Company (Last, First)"
MyItem.FileAs = MyItem.CompanyName
If MyItem.LastNameandFirstName <> "" Then
If MyItem.FileAs <> "" Then
MyItem.FileAs = MyItem.FileAs & " (" & _
MyItem.LastNameAndFirstName & ")"
Else
MyItem.FileAs = MyItem.FileAs & _
MyItem.LastNameAndFirstName
End If
End If
End Select
MyItem.Save
End If ' check TypeName
Next
MsgBox "Finished updating contacts."
Else
MsgBox "The current folder must be a contacts folder."
End If ' check contacts folder

Set MyItem = Nothing
Set MyItems = Nothing
Set CurFolder = Nothing

End Sub


c. On the File menu in Script Editor, click Close to return to the
form.

d. Click the Message page of the form.

e. On the Form menu, click Display This Page. This hides the form
page so that it does not appear when the form is used.

5. Publish the form. To do this:a. On the Tools menu, point to Forms,
and then click Publish Form As.
b. Verify that next to the Look in button you see Personal Forms
Library.
c. In the Display name box, type a discriptive name for your new form
(such as, Change File As fields), and then click Publish.
d. When you are prompted to save the form definition with the item,
click No.
e. Close the message without saving it.


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How to Use the Custom Form
To use your new form: 1. Locate the Contact folder that you want to
re-sequence.
2. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Choose Form.
3. Change the Look in box to Personal Forms Library, click your new
form, and then click OK.
4. Click the appropriate button to update the File As field.
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