How to Create a New Contact List in Outlook 2007

By Brendan O'Brien

Microsoft Outlook 2007 is part of the Microsoft Office suite that also contains Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote. Outlook provides users with an email program, a contact manager, a task organizer and a calendar function to organize appointments and meetings. Through Outlook, you can create separate contact lists, or distribution lists, to send email messages to business groups or a groups of friend.

Step 1

Launch Outlook 2007, click the "File" menu, choose "New" and select "Distribution List."

Step 2

Type the name of the new contact list in the Name field.

Step 3

Click the "Distribution List" tab and select "Members."

Step 4

From the drop-down menu, choose the address book that contains the members you want to add to the distribution list.

Step 5

Type the name of a contact in the Search field, select that name when it appears and then click "Members." Repeat the search for each person you would like to add. When you are finished, click "OK."