The Database Utility is used to create, delete, set default identity and rebuild an identity. To access the Database Utility, hold down the Option key when launching Outlook. You can also find the Database Utility in the Microsoft Office 2011 folder in the Office folder.
/Applications/Microsoft Office 2011/Office/Microsoft Database Utility.app
Rebuilding should be avoided unless there is database corruption. If your Identity will open, rather than rebuild, try exporting your data and move to a . . .
Continue Reading: Basics for a Successful Rebuild
I’ve used Outlook for Mac since it was released in Fall 2010 and love learning new tricks for how to use it. A reader in the Microsoft Answers forums posted this undocumented Outlook tip for quickly scrolling to a specific date in the distant past or far future.
Outlook for Mac has no go-to-date feature in its calendar that lets you specify and go to a date such as “March 16, 1950”. Your only option . . .
Continue Reading: Undocumented tip: Quickly scroll to a specific date in Outlook for Mac
You might have seen the directions to quit Safari before installing or updating Office 2011. If you are wondering why…. Office 2011 installs Internet Plugins ( SharePointBrowserPlugin.plugin SharePointWebKitPlugin.webplugin). Outlook also uses the Safari WebKit for rendering HTML so if Safari is left open when installing this could result in problems.
The installer only looks for the three most popular browsers (Safari, Chrome, and Firefox) to quit. If you are running another browser be sure to . . .
Continue Reading: Quit Safari to install or update Office 2011
Troubleshoot Office for Mac on Snow Leopard. Tips and steps to get Office running under Snow Leopard. . . .
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Unless you know where to find them, you’ll never take advantage of some of the handy features in Entourage that could save you time or effort.
Features & Functionality
Go To: Views (select the easy way for you) You can open Entourage views (Mail, Address Book, Calendar, Notes, Tasks, Project Center) by selecting the icons in the toolbar. In case you haven’t noticed, if you click and hold on the icons, . . .
Continue Reading: Open new windows in the Views you want
When you open notes in Entourage at the right end of the toolbar that offers font selection etc, there is an icon that represents the date and time, click that and you have an instant date and time stamp at the top of your notes.
Confusion is rampant over (1) updating the AutoUpdater (MAU), (2) the updater for Office 2008 12.0.1 not showing up in the MAU, and (3) Entourage still showing as 12.0.0 after updating.
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Continue Reading: Color me confused over updates
A recent Entourage newsgroup member asked this question:
When I double-click a word to bold or underline, the space after it gets selected as well. Except for Word, no other program on the Mac does this! How do I get double-click to select just the word like every other program on Mac?
Command + click the word. Not as nice as being able to double-click but you’ll get the results you’re after.
(Answer provided by . . .
Continue Reading: Double-Click…How does it work?