Control sending read receipts in Outlook for Mac 14.3.9

Microsoft quietly added the ability for Outlook for Mac users to control whether they send read receipts in its recent 14.3.9 update. However, this new feature is not a full implementation of the read receipts standard described in RFC 2298 and later documents.

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Mavericks resolves issue with Outlook 2011 and contractions

Outlook for Mac 2011 has had issues with contractions since early November 2012 after Apple released v 6.0.2 Safari webkit update. The fix was released recently in the version of webkit included with Mavericks.

I’m having a problem whenever I try to use contractions that begin with “I” – such as I’m, I’ll, etc. When I type “I’m”, I get “I’ M” followed by a beep. Same thing with “I’ll” – Outlook will type it . . .

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Office 2008 apps open with new window after upgrading to Mavericks

Office 2008 applications will open with a new window after the upgrade to Mavericks. While it’s not a show stopper to close the window, it seems to greatly annoy some users.

The fix is NOT to launch from the Dock. Launch directly from Applications or use a launcher. You can even put an alias on your Desktop to launch.

Launchers: Spotlight search can be used to launch your applications or try one of these third . . .

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Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 14.3.9 Update

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.3.9 Update. (113.3 MB) Installation requires first installing the cumulative 14.1.0 (SP1) update. According to the new update’s description it fixes stability issues with Outlook and Word and adds new functionality.

Fixes include:

OutlookDefaults Yahoo! Mail and Outlook.com accounts to use IMAP instead of POP when adding accounts. Outlook – Enables Exchange account users to decide whether to send read receipts. Applies to Exchange . . .

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Issues with Mavericks and Office for Mac – How to troubleshoot

Office for Mac 2008 and 2011 are both compatible with OS X 10.9.0 Mavericks. Some users have no issues while others are having minor issues and a few users are having major issues. If you have not upgraded, I suggest you wait until 10.9.1 or 10.9.2 is released.

Be sure to backup first and read Apple Discussions for all the latest news. Mavericks has had serious issues with hardware especially Western Digital drives. Some printers . . .

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Office 2011 Font Management with Mavericks

Dealing with Duplicates

Currently, the Office 2011 installer removes some Apple duplicate fonts and moves them to Fonts Disabled folder in the main Library. This helps with the duplicate font issue, but they don’t remove all duplicates.

In addition to the fonts that were disabled by the installer, you also need to disable the following duplicate fonts from the Library/Fonts/Microsoft folder. A newer version TrueType font is available in the Library/Fonts folder.

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