We’ve updated the directory export feature to include four output options. Group admins are now able to export complete member contact information, members’ custom profile fields, member mailing addresses, and parent mailing addresses.
The most exciting part of this new feature is exporting mailing labels. Both members mailing addresses and parent mailing addresses can be exported. There are two format types for exporting mailing addresses: CSV and PDF. CSV files can be used with Microsoft Word or another word processor for a mail merge. PDF files are formatted to print on Avery 5160 or 8160 address labels. Sending out printed newsletters just got a whole lot easier!
Member contact information can be exported in two formats: CSV and vCard. CSV files are useful for importing contacts into Microsoft Outlook, GMail, or any other program that accepts CSV imports (which is most of them). Furthermore, you can open up a CSV file in Microsoft Excel, or another spreadsheet program, and have a local copy of your entire group’s directory. vCard format can be used for Apple’s OS X Address Book.
Exporting custom profile fields is helpful when you need a list of every members student id number, big brother, initiation number, or another piece of data that your group considers important. This data is exported to a CSV file that can be opened in Microsoft Excel or another spreadsheet program.
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