Confused over what syncs in Outlook 2011?

Mail sync is determined by the type of account (POP, IMAP, Exchange) you have. Sync for contacts and calendars is not an option for POP or IMAP accounts.

Apple has deprecated Sync Services in Mountain Lion and it no longer works reliably.

[Added Nov 17, 2013- Sync Services is no longer supported on Mavericks. Syncing with an iPhone via iTunes is not supported in Mavericks.]

You can no longer sync with an iPhone or iPad . . .

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PowerPoint Slide Missing Text

If you have a PowerPoint slide that has missing text, use Font Book to check for a bad font.

Use Font Book to validate your fonts Open Font Book in your Applications folder. Click in the list of fonts and select all (Edit > Select All). Under File in the Menu bar, select Validate Fonts. Duplicate fonts will be marked with either the yellow badge or a black dot. You will get a red badge . . .

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Recover corrupt Microsoft Word documents using a different application

Earlier today I worked with a customer whose Microsoft Word document was corrupt. She explained she’d been having problems with some large documents and she’d been using Word’s Track Changes feature heavily. She was eager to recover her file even if it meant losing the tracked information.

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Use AppleScript to instantly view a date in Outlook for Mac’s Calendar

In an earlier blog post I provided an undocumented tip for quickly scrolling to a date in Outlook for Mac’s Calendar. Now, using the following AppleScript a user can navigate instantly to a specific date.

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Unleash new uses for keyboard commands in Outlook for Mac

Oh, no! Not another post about using Apple’s keyboard shortcuts feature! Wait—keep reading.

Custom keyboard shortcuts aren’t just for the menus at the top of your screen and they’re not just for built-in menu commands. They also work in most any other location in Outlook for Mac where a drop-down menu appears such as the ribbon, shortcut menus and Outlook Preferences. More importantly, you can apply them to menu commands created by customizing Outlook. Knowing . . .

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