FireFox ‘Insert URLs’ script updated

Barry Wainwright’s AppleScript “Insert FireFox URLs” is updated to work around shortcomings of the newly released FireFox v3 . . .

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Date bug in Entourage 2008 causes birthday information loss

Microsoft Entourage newsgroup poster Jean Frédéric raised this question:

Each time I try to enter a birthday date in the contact, it is rewritten.

Example: when I enter 12/06/1942, it turns to 12/06/39 The range of date concerned goes from 1940 to 1950.

In addition, when it syncs with iSync, there is a conflict between Address Book and Entourage that can only be solved by overwriting the Address Book data with Entourage’s. Both problems made . . .

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12.1.1 updater woes- a version of the software required not found

Several users are reporting this error:

This same error was fixed in a previous update with a workaround described here. However, this can be caused by user error (downloading the wrong updater or wrong language), but most likely it’s caused by modifying files as described here. This includes modifying Office files as well as your OS file like removing languages. running Monolingual or Safari fix. [Added Sept 2010: For the latest info on this . . .

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Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.0 Update

Finally, a combo updater for Office 2004. This update includes all the improvements that were released in previous Office 2004 updates. It comes in at a whopping .dmg file size of 59mb.

The Office 2004 for Mac 11.5.0 Update is also available from Microsoft AutoUpdate. AutoUpdate is a program that automatically keeps Microsoft software up to date. To use AutoUpdate, start an Office program, and then click Check for Updates on the Help menu.

Improvements . . .

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Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac 12.1.1 Update

The Office 12.1.1 update is now up on MacTopia. The 12.1.1 update is not yet available through auto-update. MacBU seems to have set a pattern of releasing via direct download only prior to releasing via AutoUpdate. In the past this has resulted in some changes to make the updater more reliable. It’s too early to say yet if this update will be problematic.

If you are concerned about updating, archive (zip) your Office for Mac . . .

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Sync Services still causing problems for some users after SP1

Some customers still see problem with Entourage’s Sync Service after upgrading to SP1. For example, they see frequent crashes in Entourage’s sync service and constantly see conflicts for the same set of contacts and events in the sync alert dialog although they have resolved the conflicts previously.

Solution: Reset sync service in Entourage and the sync service in the OS. Until you clean up your data stored in the truth (a special database that stores . . .

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E-mail message as attachment is unreadable in Exchange Server 2007 environment

Entourage 2004 and 2008 users are unable to receive e-mails that contain other e-mails as an attachment if their email server is Exchange 2007 SP1. The solution is to Install RU2 directly on Exchange server. Links and details follow.

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Client Certificate-based Authentication in Entourage 2008

Recently Microsoft released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Office 2008 for Mac. There are some new features in SP1 for Entourage 2008 users, one of them is ‘Client Certificate-based Authentication’. Be sure to check out Amir Haque’s blog article Client Certificate-based Authentication in Entourage 2008. Amir will walk you thru the setup on server & client sides so that it will be helpful to those who want to use this feature in Entourage.

Antidote updated to work with Office 2008

Antidote RX est un correcteur orthographique et grammatical pour la langue française qui s’intègre à de nombreuses applications. Druide (la maison mère) vient de mettre en ligne une mise à jour GRATUITE permettant l’intégration à Office 2008. Le mode de fonctionnement de cette application et son intégration à Entourage ont été présentés dans l’article précédent Spell-checking done right.

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MacBU reproducing new Exchange and SP1 certificate error

A contact of mine at the Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU) of Microsoft has verified that they have reproduced a problem first seen in the release of SP1 for Office 2008 where a new certificate message may appear at start-up with no apparent means of disabling it.

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