Address Book

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This is an application for managing data lists and printing labels.


  • Free definition of the fields
  • Possibility of printing only the selected rows
  • Free setting of the label format
  • Copy/Paste addresses from other programs (Excel and Word)


The Address Book presents three tables:

  • Groups
  • Contacts
  • Diary


In the Groups table, one can define for each row, in the Id column, an identification code for a Group and enter the corresponding description in the Description column (es. cli - Clients, sup - Suppliers, col - Colleagues, etc.)


The table presents the columns where the addresses can be entered.

The columns

There are different columns. The biggest part of the columns is invisble. The Colums setup command has to be used in order to:

  • Display the columns
  • Change the order of the displayed columns
  • Add other columns
The name is based on the VCard standard.
  • Id is the contact number.
    This is needed when you want to connect a contact to the diary, to the loans or to another table.
    While being on that column and pressing F6, there is an automatic progressive numbering.
  • Prefix: you can enter "Mr", "Mrs", etc.
  • Family or Company name (if it concerns a company).
    If the contact is a contact person for a company, you can enter the company or entity to which the contact belongs in the Organisation column.
    When pressing F6 on the Name or Family Name column, the program separates or inverts the name and last name.
    If there are more than two names, this feature is not able to distinguish which one are the names or family (last) names.
  • LetterStart: is the greeting that is being used at the beginning of a letter. This is being used for a mail merge.
    For example: Dear John or Dear Mr Smith.
    The program suggests possible texts according to the contents that have already been entered into the columns.

The views

There are different views available and each view distinguishes itself from another one through the presence of specific columns; in this example (Address Book file), we have the Base, Name, Address2, Archive and Complete views. In the Complete view, all the columns are visible.


In the Diary table, you can record all kind of notes, day after day and refer to the entered contacts.

Synchronize the data with Google

Manages your own Address book with the Google contacts.

When clicking on the Synchronize with Google (Download) command of the Utilities1 menu, a window appears that displays a Chrome browser page integrated in Banana and that asks for your Google login.

  • Enter your email address and the password of your own Google account.
  • Banana saves only the email corresponding with the Google account.
    The session's data and the password are not being saved in Banana, but are being managed by Google chrome.


This feature takes the contact data from Google into Banana, or updates the Banana contacts.

  • In the Groups table, the groups that are present in Google are being resumed.
  • In case there are already data in the table, the program merges the different data.


Sends the modified data to Google, or updates the Google contacts.

  • If in the "GoogleNotSynchronized" column "Yes" is being indicated, the contact is not being synchronized with Google.
  • In order to send the data, these have to be downloaded earlier.
    If you have edited the data on your telephone, you need to first download the data and then press Send.


For the technical details referring to the connection made, please consult the Google Api documentation.

Printing Addresses/labels

Information on printing addresses/labels can be found on the following web page Print label.


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