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  • Office custom dictionary

    One of my greatest irritants with spell checkers is how they default to US English. I happen to be born and bred in Singapore, a former British colony, so I prefer to spell words properly thank you. ;-) So it is pretty annoying to be informed over and over again on five different computers of Microsoft Word or PowerPoint that I should not be ...
    Posted to Software (Forum) by icelava on May 12, 2009
  • Just how much usability testing does the Outlook team conduct?

    Apparently not much when it comes to letting people organise their mail display in a neater way. Moral of the story: It is not just users disliking horizontal scrolling, even developers don't like to program some functionality for that too. Flatten everything you have in your hierarchy, long live the scroll wheel.
    Posted to Software (Forum) by icelava on January 11, 2007
  • Outlook signatures: reply != new mail

    And so today came an imperial edict from our marketing daimyo to add a new fancy tagline to our company signatures. Simple enough, i thought. Just pop open Outlook's Options dialog, switch to the Mail Format tab, modify that single signature I had designated for ''new messages'' plus ''replies and forwards''. This was done using Frontpage via ...
    Posted to Software (Forum) by icelava on September 7, 2006
  • Waiting for Outlook to wait for Hotmail

    You'd think in this world of multi-threading computing you can expect a world class program like Outlook 2003 to support you steadily through the many tasks it accomplishes for you on a daily basis. But when it comes to perusing your mailbox in Hotmail, everything screeches to a halt of unrefreshable graphical mess should the Hotmail service go ...
    Posted to Software (Forum) by icelava on August 11, 2005
  • Why can't you trim your Outlook pst?

    Any seasoned Outlook user should be aware of the Auto-archive feature, that moves aged items (largely your emails) over to an alternative archive.pst so your working outlook.pst remains a managable size. Have you ever peeked backwards to check that Autoarchive did its job? Well you may be surprised to find that nothing, despite its age, gets ...
    Posted to Software (Forum) by icelava on January 7, 2005
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