Software & Apps MS Office How to Use Address Book in Microsoft Word Insert contact information into a document by James Marshall Writer James Marshall is a pro journalist who covers technology and computer troubleshooting. He is also skilled with Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, and other word processors. our editorial process James Marshall Updated on March 04, 2020 Raw Pixel / pxhere MS Office Word Excel Powerpoint Outlook Tweet Share Email Microsoft Word offers multiple ways to insert contact information into a document from your address book. You can use a wizard to go step-by-step through a mail merge or to create a letter. However, one of the quickest and easiest ways is to use the Insert Address button. The automated wizards included in Word sometimes impose specific formatting options on a document that you may not want. There are ways to get around these wizards. Bypass the Letter Wizard, for example, and save time if you insert contact information in a document that isn’t a letter. Instructions in this article apply to Word for Microsoft 365, Word 2019, Word 2016, Word 2013, and Word 2010 with Outlook for Microsoft 365, Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, or Outlook 2010. Add an Address Book Button to Quick Access Toolbar Adding the Insert Address button to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) on the ribbon provides quick access to your Outlook contact information. Go to the Quick Access Toolbar and select the Customize Quick Access Toolbar drop-down arrow. Select More Commands. In the Word Options dialog box, select the Choose commands from drop-down arrow and choose Commands Not in the Ribbon. In the list of commands, select Address Book. Select Add to move the Address Book command to the Quick Access Toolbar list. Select OK to add the Address Book button to the Quick Access Toolbar. Insert a Contact From Your Address Book The Address Book icon now appears in the Quick Access Toolbar. Use it to access your Microsoft Outlook address book. The button is called Insert Address in its tooltip. Place the cursor in the location where you want to insert the contact information. Select Insert Address. In the Select Name dialog box, select the Address Book drop-down arrow, then select the address book you want to use. Contact names from that book appear in the list. Choose a contact name. Select OK to insert the contact information in the document.