Basics: Folders On My Computer

With the new unified Inbox option in Outlook that groups your Inboxes, Drafts, Deleted Items and Junk folders, some users are confused over mail that is downloaded to their computer or mail that is on the server. More info on the unified Inbox.

What are folders “On My Computer”?

Messages that are in folders under “On My Computer” are stored on your computer. Exchange users often archive messages from their Exchange account to “On My . . .

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Use Outlook for Mac’s advanced logging for Exchange troubleshooting

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My friend Rich Kmieciak at Microsoft pointed me to an obscure article on their website about filtering log information when troubleshooting Exchange connectivity with Outlook for Mac. I’ve taken the article and added a few details of my own to create a new page that explains how to enable some advanced logging features and how to read the log files.

The new page should be of use to administrators and support personnel who have users . . .

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Advanced Find and Replace shortcut for Word 2011

If you miss the dialog box and the quick switch to search and replace in Word 2011 fortunately, it is still there as Advanced Search.

Here is how to recreate the old default Key Shortcut Command-F:

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Feature change in Word 2011 prevents printing pictures

Microsoft Word users who have upgraded to Office for Mac 2011 may notice that suddenly they are unable to print pictures they’ve inserted or pasted into their Word documents. Or they may notice that files that they created and printed just fine in Word 2008 no longer print with their pictures when opened in Word 2011. Text doesn’t seem affected.

This problem is the result of an undocumented feature change in Word 2011. Although Word . . .

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Create a shortcut to move files in Finder

This tip isn’t specifically for Microsoft Office but it is very useful for moving files we create with Office. This tip requires Snow Leopard and uses Automator.app that comes with OSX. I had trouble with the shortcut Command+Control+M conflicting so I changed mine to Command+Control+Option+M. (See screenshot below.) I also found that if you save to the root Services folder you’ll need to change permissions on the file. Saving to the User’s Library/Services works . . .

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Sync FAQs for Outlook 2011

[Jun 12, 2015 Since this article was written, Sync Services have been depreciated. The following info would only be useful if you are running an older version of OS X. Outlook will only sync via Exchange. There is no sync for local contacts and calendars. Office 2016 Preview does not offer sync to CalDAV and CardDAV needed to sync to Apple’s iCloud or Google Contacts and Calendars.]

Sync Services continues to be a hot topic . . .

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