How to Batch Export Multiple Outlook Contact Groups as Word Documents

At times, some users may want to export multiple contact groups as separate Word documents. By the means introduced in this article, it can be achieved in bulk.

Outlook doesn’t provide a native function for exporting a contact group as a Word document, not to mention exporting multiple groups. Therefore, if you would like to save many contact groups as separate Word documents in one go, you can use the following way. It is using VBA, which is pretty easy and convenient.

Batch Export Multiple Outlook Contact Groups as Word Documents

Batch Export Multiple Contact Groups as Word Documents

  1. At the very outset, start your Outlook application.
  2. Then, in Outlook main window, tap on “Alt + F11” key buttons to access VBA editor.
  3. Subsequently, put the following VBA code into an unused module.
Sub ExportMultipleContactGroupsIntoWordDocuments()
    Dim objSelection As Outlook.Selection
    Dim objShell, objWindowsFolder As Object
    Dim objItem As Object
    Dim objContactGroup As Outlook.DistListItem
    Dim strFilePath As String
    'Get selected contact groups
    Set objSelection = Outlook.Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection
    If Not objSelection Is Nothing Then
       'Select a Windows folder
       Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
       Set objWindowsFolder = objShell.BrowseForFolder(0, "Select a folder to save the contact groups:", 0, "")
       If Not objWindowsFolder Is Nothing Then
          For Each objItem In objSelection
              If TypeOf objItem Is DistListItem Then
                 Set objContactGroup = objItem
                 'Save the contact group as word document
                 strFilePath = objWindowsFolder.self.Path & "\" & objContactGroup.DLName & ".doc"
                 objContactGroup.SaveAs strFilePath, olDoc
              End If
       End If
    End If
End Sub

VBA Code - Batch Export Multiple Contact Groups as Word Documents

  1. After that, close the “Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications” window.
  2. Later, for convenience, you had better add the macro to Quick Access Toolbar. As for the steps, you can refer to the article – “How to Run VBA Code in Your Outlook”.
  3. Finally, you can take a shot:
  • At first, select all the contact groups to be exported.
  • Then, run the macro by clicking the button in Quick Access Toolbar.Run Macro on Selected Contact Groups
  • Afterwards, in the popup dialog box, you need to select a Windows folder to save the exported Word documents and click “OK”.Select Windows Folder
  • Ultimately, when the macro completes, you can go to the target Windows folder. All the exported groups in Word documents are over there.Exported Word Documents

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