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How do I search my Outlook 2013 directory for staff members only (Windows)?

By default, Outlook is configured to search the entire Global Address List (address book) when looking for an email contact. The Global Address List contains all staff and students currently at Deakin University, a student being distinguished by the use of capital letters.

You can configure Outlook to search for Deakin staff members only, by following the below steps.

  1. Click on the Home tab.

    Highlights the Home tab within Outlook.
  2. In the menu bar, click Address Book.

    Highlights the Address Book button within Outlook.
  3. In the Address Book window, click Tools > then Options.

    Shows the Tools tab within the Address Book window.
  4. In the Addressing window, under When opening the address book, show this address list first - use the drop-down menu to select All Staff.

    Highlights the drop-down menu within the Addressing window.
  5. Click OK.

The next time you open the Address Book, you will notice that All Staff will be the default search list. You can repeat these steps to change it back to the Global Address List (All Contacts).

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