Microsoft revamps features for Outlook for Mac 15

Outlook 15

Microsoft released Outlook for Mac 15, departing from its history of bundling the application with its Office for Mac suite. Also new was that the release was targeted exclusively at Office 365 customers and not made available as a standalone product. It required activation via online subscription and offered no method for entering a serial number for perpetual use of the product.

The application was referenced in Office Blogs simply as “Outlook for Mac”. It . . .

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Using PST files in Outlook for Mac 2011

Confused over using PST files in Outlook for Mac 2011?

Outlook for Mac 2011 can import Outlook Data Files (.pst) that are created in Outlook for Windows. This is a one way transfer of information from a Windows-based computer to a Macintosh computer.

You can NOT export or save to a pst file in Outlook for Mac. When you import a pst file into Outlook for Mac, it will show up in the navigation . . .

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Insert Picture for PowerPoint 2011 Add-in now available for purchase

Jim Gordon, Mac MVP has announced a PowerPoint 2011 Add-in that lets you import a folder’s worth of pictures into PowerPoint. The Add-in is $20.

InsertPicture add-in for PowerPoint 2011 has the following features:

Insert, scale, and add an entry animation to a picture. Insert and scale an entire folder’s pictures, one per slide, or pile the folder’s pictures onto a single slide. Shortcut to the Visual Basic Editor. Shortcut to the Action Settings . . .

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Do your .pst files need a little magic?

Outlook 2011 can import .pst files, but some users are reporting problems importing. I have tested some .pst files submitted by users that brought over no messages using Outlook import, but using Emailchemy I was able to bring over the data easily. I know Microsoft is looking into this issue, but in the mean time you might want to try the demo and see if will help with the transition to Outlook.

Emailchemy can convert . . .

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Backup individual items

How to backup Microsoft Entourage Mail, Contacts, Calendar Events, Notes and Tasks as individual items using different file formats. . . .

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Switch from Mail to Entourage

Are you using Apple Mail, but want to make the switch to Microsoft Entourage? Confused over the differences and how to get started? See Switch from Apple Mail to Entourage to answer your questions and get you started.

This article focuses on Mail 3 (part of Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard”) and Entourage 2008. Most statements made in this article are true for Mail 2 and Entourage 2004, but some newer features are only available . . .

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Use an empty Exchange profile to open PST files in Outlook 2001

If you’ve tried the PST Import Tool for Entourage 2004, and found that it won’t import your Outlook for Windows PST files, Diane recently posted Amir Haque’s method for migrating Outlook 2003 and 2007 PST files to Entourage 2004. However, if you don’t have an Exchange Server then you can’t use Outlook 2001 at home. Or can you?

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Importing from Outlook for Windows based PST to Entourage

If you are looking for a way to import data from an Outlook for Windows based PST to Entourage then here is something you can use. Bad news is it uses Outlook 2001 which is a Classic application. MacIntel users can forget about this unless they have access to an older computer.

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