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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Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 14.3.5 Update

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.3.5 Update. (113 MB) Installation requires first installing the 14.1.0 (SP1) update. According to the update’s description it addresses one security issue and a bug fix.

The update addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook for Mac that could allow remote code execution by creating specially crafted Office files to elevate privileges on a computer. It also includes a fix for an appearance issue for missing flags . . .

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Flagged messages in Outlook revert to unflagged after Office for Mac 14.3.4 update

The Microsoft Office for Mac 14.3.4 Update introduced a bug into Outlook causing flagged messages to appear unflagged. The bug affects IMAP accounts only and occurs after flagging a message and then allowing the account to sync with the server.

This is an appearance issue only. Although the flags may disappear from the messages in Outlook they are still visible when viewed online, viewed in another mail application or viewed on a mobile device . . .

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Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 14.3.2 Update

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.3.2 Update. (113 MB) Installation requires first installing the 14.3.1 update. According to the update’s description it addresses one security issue and includes multiple bug fixes.

The update addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook for Mac that could allow Internet-based images to be downloaded without the customer’s consent. This would allow the site to know the message has been received and viewed.

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Problems when using contractions

ISSUE: When typing contractions in Outlook you will see them show as misspelled along with other odd behavior like beeping, window losing focus and not being able to enter any new characters. These are two separate issues: 1) auto capitalization, changing I’ll into I’Ll and 2) false spell check underline.

The recent Mac Office 14.2.5 release did not contain a fix for these issues. The following was posted by Scott_MSFT on the Microsoft Forums on . . .

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Possible solution for messages showing up a .eml files

Possible solution for emails and events appearing as a folder.eml for Entourage 2008 Exchange users. . . .

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Hot Topics for Entourage 2008

Let’s catch up on what’s been going on since the release of Office 2008. As usual, after an update the disappointments seem to overshadow the positives. User disappointment in features still missing continue to raise high concern that after 4 years, features (especially for Exchange Support) are still missing. Many concerns have solutions that will be addressed in an update. Some features might not come until the next version of Office. I can say that . . .

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Bug in AutoCorrect annoys multilingual users

It is not always easy being a multilingual user of computer software, a point which is made clear by a highly annoying bug that has always been present in Entourage and has not been fixed in 2008 (yet).

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Are you there Microsoft? It’s me, your customer.

“Who is on the other end getting that feedback? Is someone on the other end getting that feedback? Or does it just go to File 13?”

[This is Part II in a three part series about Microsoft and customer feedback.

Part I: The best methods to send Microsoft feedback. Part II: What happens to customer feedback? Part III: Criticism of how Microsoft responds to customer feedback.] Is Microsoft really listening to its customers? . . .

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