Two weeks ago I posted an undocumented tip for quickly scrolling to a specific date from the Microsoft Answers forum. Today, another forum poster provided a great undocumented tip for using the keyboard to quickly delete unwanted email addresses from most recently used (MRU) list.
As Outlook for Mac sends and receives mail it stores the most recently used 200 email addresses in the MRU. You see the MRU at work every time you address a . . .
Continue Reading: Undocumented tip: Use the keyboard to delete unwanted recent addresses
Update: Beginning with the Office for Mac 14.2.0 Update (SP2) Microsoft added week numbers to Outlook for Mac. Enable them first under Outlook menu –> Preferences… –> Calendar. They appear in either Week or Work week view next to the date range above the calendar.
Three years ago I posted a script to add week numbers to Entourage. I’ve updated that script for Outlook for Mac and made some improvements based on the comments I . . .
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I am moving to Outlook 2011 from Entourage 2008. A bunch of my calendar items have reminders that are more than 2 weeks in advance, because in Entourage I could specify however many days I wanted. But in Outlook, there is only a dropdown menu and it only goes to 2 weeks. Is there any way to specify more than 2 weeks, and if not, does it still properly understand how (when) to . . .
Continue Reading: From the Outlook forum: ‘More than 2 week reminders?’
Yesterday, Microsoft released the Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac SP1 (14.1.0) Update. Outlook garnered a fair number of bug fixes and new features, some of which had been missing since Entourage. Under the hood it received a healthy dose of new commands, classes and properties in its AppleScript dictionary as well.
Compared to Excel, PowerPoint and Word, the amount of additional AppleScript support added with the 14.1.0 update is more than ten-fold their combined total, much . . .
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Our contacts often share the same information. For example, we may know two or more people who work for the same company and share the same address, phone number and website. Invariably, as we add contacts, though, we sometimes enter slightly different information for each one. The first contact record may list a company name of “Microsoft” while a second lists “Microsoft Corporation”.
Using Outlook’s AppleScript capabilities, we can standardize this information in our contacts. . . .
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Use this link to download Barry Wainwright’s Outlook 2011 scripts: Barry’s AppleScripts Page.
For some reason, Mobile Me capitalised the site name (Scripts), and it won’t change back. Mobile Me is case sensitive.
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Continue Reading: Updated link for Barry’s AppleScripts for Office 2011
Using a shell script and an AppleScript that can be run automatically by the Mac OS X/Unix system utility, cron, these scripts run without any intervention on your part and keep your Entourage data safely backed up. . . .
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I’ve just posted an update to my Entourage Exchange Setup scripts on the Entourage Help Page. Entourage Exchange Setup 3.0 is a much improved version of my earlier scripts that Macintosh administrators can customize to assist their users with connecting Entourage to Exchange Server.
New features include a simplified experience for the Entourage user and the ability for the administrator to fully customize all preferences, rules, schedules, signatures, custom views, default views, etc. Version 3.0 . . .
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John C Welch has written a set of scripts to send Pages & Keynote files as Entourage attachments, just like Word & PowerPoint! . . .
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