Bug in AutoCorrect annoys multilingual users

It is not always easy being a multilingual user of computer software, a point which is made clear by a highly annoying bug that has always been present in Entourage and has not been fixed in 2008 (yet).

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Cleaning up duplicated events

(reposting a post from Cortig.net)

Jolly Roger posted a very useful script on microsoft.public.mac.office.entourage. The script finds and deletes duplicated events in the calendar (not discriminating what calendar they are from).You can install this script in your Entourage Script folder. Download

You can find delete duplicate scripts for messages, events and contacts here: Delete Duplicates Page

[Note added: Use iCal Dupe Deleter. It’s much faster! Make sure Sync Services is enabled while you run iCal . . .

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Warning: Syncing with Entourage 2008

You can sync your Entourage data to mostly anything you want. Entourage>Preferences>SyncServices allows you to enable syncing to SyncServices. Thanks to that, your contacts, calendar events and notes will sync with the same repository used by the System Address Book, iCal, and then iSync, iTunes and .Mac syncing.

In theory, this setup allows you to sync your Entourage data to a regular cell phone, iPhone, iPod, .Mac, and with the help of products like The . . .

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IT Pros – view the latest Admin Guide

IT Pros can find the current Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Administrator’s Guide, by clicking on IT Pros in the upper right corner of Mactopia’s new site.

Currently, there is not a PDF version for download. It is only available online at this time. MacBU is moving to a continuous publishing model where they will be updating the Admin Guide as well as Help continuously.

Permissions when installing Office Mac 2008 on multi user computer

Currently, Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 incorrectly assigns full read and write access to a nonadministrative user if the Mac is set up with multiple accounts. Depending on your environment, this could be a security problem. This will be corrected in a future update.

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Speak out for format=flowed

Entourage 2008 does not contain “format=flowed”. The item keeps getting bumped by things Microsoft considers higher priority (more people asking for it). Some users (but apparently not enough of us) have been clamoring for this addition for years, and it is definitely on MacBU’s radar…so possibly, if you and whoever else who reads this and wants this capability would use the Help menu’s “Send feedback” option to request it directly from Microsoft, we might generate . . .

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My Day menu bar fix requires change to application permissions

Entourage 2008’s kid brother called My Day has a preference to either show its icon in the Dock or to show its icon in the Mac OS menu bar. Multiple posters in the microsoft.public.mac.office.entourage newsgroup and elsewhere have reported problems with making the change from Dock to menu bar. A MacBU developer for Entourage provided the fix.

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Mac Office Installation Failure (Leopard Users) for some Far Eastern Languages

If you are a Leopard user and Office for Mac 2008 has failed to install, try this workaround using a custom install.

“ISSUE: Installation fails when the OS is Leopard (10.5.x) and the language is set to some Far East Languages (Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Tibetan)”

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Calendar synching between Entourage and iCal

Entourage’s support of Sync Services keeps confusing many users: while the contacts in Entourage show up just fine in Address Book, a number of problems appear with Entourage’s calendar and iCal. A number of users have been creating their calendar entries in iCal and are surprised to discover that, even though they have enabled calendar syncing in Entourage’s preferences, nothing seems to be happening. However, this is not the case; Entourage’s calendar does sync to . . .

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Alert sounds in Entourage 2008 break on Leopard

One of the hottest topics in the Microsoft public groups since Entourage 2008’s release on Tuesday is broken sounds. Customers are reporting that after the startup chime, sounds no longer alert them to new mail, errors and other activity.

The problem has been narrowed down to Entourage 2008 running on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and is not related to the Mac’s Alert volume or Output volume settings. Clicking on the speaker icon next to . . .

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