How to Convert an Address Book VCF File to Excel on a Mac

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How to Convert an Address Book VCF File to Excel on a Mac
You can use the Numbers program to create an Excel spreadsheet from a VCF file. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

VCF files, also known as vCards, contain contact data and are used by applications like Apple Address Book and Microsoft Outlook. Although the Apple Address Book program does not have the native ability to convert a VCF file into an Excel spreadsheet, you can achieve that goal by using the Numbers program from the iWork suite. After you have created a Numbers spreadsheet with the VCF file data, you can export it as an Excel document.

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Things you need

  • Mac running OS X 10.5 or later
  • iWork '08 or later

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  1. 1

    Launch the Address Book program on your Mac computer.

  2. 2

    Go to "File" in the top menubar, and choose "Import."

  3. 3

    Highlight the VCF file you want to convert, and press the "Open" button.

  4. 4

    Launch the Numbers application, and create a blank spreadsheet document.

  5. 5

    Go back to Address Book, hold down the "shift" key on your keyboard, and click on each of the entries from the VCF file.

  6. 6

    Drag and drop the VCF entries into the upper-left corner of the blank Numbers spreadsheet to paste the data.

  7. 7

    Open the "File" menu, and choose "Export."

  8. 8

    Go to the "Excel" tab at the top of the pop-up window, and press the "Next" button.

  9. 9

    Enter a name for the Excel file, navigate to the location where you want to save it, then press "Export" to convert the VCF data to an Excel spreadsheet.

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