David wants to know how he can print out the contact list from his iPhone. Rich says that the best way to do this would be to export his contacts as a CSV (comma separated values) file, and then he can open it into a spreadsheet like Excel. There may be an app that will do it for him, but if he uses Google contacts, he can export them from there.
Dale uses a database program called Steel. It's being killed off and he can't get the data out of it. Leo says he'll have to be able to export it somehow in the 'save as' option. Dale says he can save it as a text file. He should look for 'comma separated values' or 'tab separated values.'
Dale should download TextWrangler from Bare Bones software. It has a setting called 'show invisible' and with luck, there will be structure to it that he can take advantage of and import it into a spreadsheet.
Bill has a really old database written in Q&A and it has a lot of data in it. It's 35 years old, and he's concerned that he'll lose it all. Leo says that backup is vital, but the real issue is to be sure Bill guards that program. He has to make an "export" that's readable by other databases. CSV is probably the best option. It would allow him to export it into Excel or other programs. Leo says it's time to modernize the database itself. Leo suggests hiring a consultant who can do it.
Phyllis has iGoogle as her home page and it's about to be shut down. She wants to know how she can back everything up before it's too late. Leo says to look for an "export" function in each gadget. Or there may be a way to export everything at the bottom of the iGoogle page.
He should be able to export out from Blackberry and into Google. Check out this link for tips on how. Once he has everything in Google, he can then sync down the data to his new Android phone. Leo recommends using Evernote for memos is a better option that works on everything no matter the platform.