Forum Question: Allow Applications Access To My Contacts

How can I allow Keynote and Numbers access to my contacts?
For Mountain Lion in System Preferences under Security & Privacy and then in the Privacy Tab there is a section “Contacts” which says “Allow the apps below to access you contacts”. It has Pages in there but not Keynote and Numbers.

Comments: 5 Responses to “Allow Applications Access To My Contacts”

    2/26/13 @ 8:11 pm

    If an app isn’t there, then it is because you have never tried to access your contacts in that app. The first time you do, it will ask your permission. Then it will appear in the list.
    For instance, it is rare that someone uses Numbers to access contacts. But in I show you why you might want to. And right in the video you can see what happens the first time I try.
    Before that, Numbers was not in System Preferences, Security & Privacy, Privacy. But after that it is listed — so you can turn it off.
    I’m not sure what you can do with contacts in Keynote — perhaps nothing.

    2/26/13 @ 9:30 pm

    Thanks, Gary. It worked for Numbers but is it possible for it to work for Keynote as well? Also, what about iMail?

      2/26/13 @ 9:57 pm

      What, exactly, do you want to work? The setting in System Preferences allows you to deny access to your contacts once you have granted it. But if Keynote doesn’t have any function that accesses your contacts, then it doesn’t make any sense.
      The Mail app, on the other hand, works so intimately with Contacts that it probably doesn’t have a setting because so much of Mail wouldn’t work without it.
      Why would you want to deny access to Contacts from Mail?
      What is it you are trying to do? What’s the purpose behind your question?

    2/26/13 @ 10:27 pm

    No, no. I am not trying to deny access to Keynote and Mail. In fact, I want them to access my contacts. The reason for Keynote is that I am creating Powerpoint type of presentations for my company but in Keynote and want to access my contacts to add that info to it as well as Mail.

      2/27/13 @ 6:21 am

      I think you are confusing this security switch with some sort of feature. There is no “feature” that will let Keynote use contacts. The reason there is no switch in System Preferences is that there is no command in Keynote that uses contacts. See what I mean?
      If you want to put an address into a text field in a slide on Keynote, then just type it in. Or copy and paste. I’m not really sure what you are trying to do.
      As for Mail — isn’t it accessing your contacts already? If in Mail, you go to Window, Address Panel, don’t you see your contacts?

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