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I have many contacts in Google Contacts with more than one email address, and I'd prefer to order them in a certain manner. Short of copy and pasting all of them, is there a drag-and-drop feature of some sort to change the list of contacts?

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I don't think this exists yet, but I've run into the same thing; it would be a great feature. –  John Weldon Jul 6 '10 at 18:28
    
Good question, I'd love this. I've found that copy-paste doesn't work in the way I want either - no matter what order I put multiple email addresses into a contact, I get the same order listed in Gmail... –  x3ja Jul 7 '10 at 0:36
    
Are these emails entered as distinct addresses for a single contact, or as different contacts? –  Herb Caudill Aug 9 '10 at 22:12
    
@Herb Distinct address for a single contact –  waiwai933 Aug 16 '10 at 22:05
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There is no such thing yet, but in order to speed up the process you can do the following.

For example if you have 5 e-mails for one contact.

  1. Add 5 new empty e-mail fields
  2. Click on the first e-mail and then press Ctrl+A to select all and Ctrl+X to cut the selection
  3. Click on the first empty field and Ctrl+V to paste
  4. Continue with the rest
  5. Don't delete the empty fields, they will be removed automatically once you hit the save button

(If you are on a mac use Cmd instead of Ctrl)

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Another solution would be to export and import:

  1. Move the contacts into a temporary group.
  2. Export only this group of contacts as csv
  3. Delete the contacts in the group
  4. Modify the csv file
  5. Import the contacts

This isn't really practical, but if you have hundreds of contacts to modify, it would be much easier to automate it using a csv file rather than copy/paste.

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If you remove your contacts and add them again, you'll have to invite them to chat again!! So be careful with it.. –  Lipis Jul 22 '10 at 10:47
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