It's actually quite useful software if you want to maintain your addresses in an electronic format, but you also want them printed out to go in to your Filofax.
Previously I used to maintain my addresses and contacts in Microsoft Outlook. I had about 150 contacts recorded, but I'm now realising that there should be more if I include the number of people I only have email addresses for.
So to get started on using the Filofax software as my central database I exported my contact list from within Microsoft Outlook. Then importing the file in to the Filofax software.
Once imported I have been able to edit the information very easily. You can sort the list in several different ways. The software can handle business and home address, phone and email details. Details such as birthdays and anniversaries are also included.
You can then print out you list in many different ways. You can use the Filofax Computer paper in Pocket, Personal and A5 formats. Additionally there is a Paper File option which will allow you to print on any size paper that your printer can handle. Additionally it can print on envelopes and mailing labels, useful for your Christmas card list!
For each size there are a selection of page styles which give you a choice of how detailed to make your printed entries. The print preview mode allows you to see your contacts on a simulated page and switching between styles allows you to see how much detail is included.
You can also filter your contacts to include or exclude work, personal or a text based filters. This proves quite powerful if you are setting up your contacts exclusively for your work Filofax.
In the options you can add and control A-Z tabs and the way alphabetical ordering is handled, the number of contacts per page. You can also select which fields to print, which allows you to cram more contacts to as few a pages as possible. You have control over the field headings, font sizes etc.
Here are examples of the eight different print styles available each is previewed on the screen before you print out your address list. They vary from a simple Name and Telephone list to a full contact and address entry for each record.