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Stupid MS: Outlook 2007

Discussion in 'Software' started by Fergal1982, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. Fergal1982

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    I recently upgraded to Office 2007, and I have to say that a few things annoy the hell out of me.

    Firstly, OL2003 allowed you to use MS Word as your email editor. Perfect for me since I have a macro that applies pinyin accents for chinese. In 2007, it uses a separate editor (and wont allow you to use word). So you have to modify the macro, and it doesnt seem to like the keyboard shortcuts for them.

    But the main annoyance with it, is notifications. When a mail arrives, it displays the popup, the sound, and the mail received icon in the systray right? All gravy... until you apply a rule that moves emails to another folder. Then (by design apparently) it doesnt. How bloody stupid and shortsighted is that? Just because I want my CF emails in another folder, doesnt mean i dont want to know they arrived does it? morons!

    So now, I've had to create a rule that plays the sound, and shows the notification whenever the emails arrive, and run this before the other rules fire. Downright stupidity.
     
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  2. DevilsAdvocate

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    I never liked OL2007. It always felt so slow and sluggish compared to 2003.

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    and don't get me started od Access 2007 :)

    what happened to easy access to tables, queries etc??

    I've noticed that people that are used to olnder versions of office are far from lovin Office 2007.
    but it sure works for less experienced users.


    both of them...
     
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  4. Tinus1959

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    I think this is due to the fact that the sounds and warnings are connected to 'mails recieved in the in-box'. The rules to move an incoming mail run just a bit earlier. This speeds things up. A message is not stored first, then screened if they stick to certain rules and after that moved.
    I agree that the warning should work on all messages, not only the ones in the inbox.
     
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  5. ThomasMc

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    :oops: I like Office 2007 (Excel/Access/Outlook)
     
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    Yes, 07 is a lot different than 03, and it also runs a bit slower, but I haven't had any issues with my rules not working.
     
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    Me too. That makes the both users you and me.:cheers
     
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  8. Fergal1982

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    The problem isnt the rules not working, its that the rules override the basic notification processes, so you dont get the notification sound/popup/systray icon.
     
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    Not sure if it works for 2007, but I would have thought so
    Linky
     
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  10. Fergal1982

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    yeah it works, thats what i meant by needing to use a rule for it. its unfortunate that the rule cant also apply the systray icon though.
     
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  11. BosonMichael
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    It does seem to take a while to start up and begin downloading e-mails.
     
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    So, much like XP, was a fine OS and Vista really doesnt give you much more except a few headaches, it seems Office 2007 is in the same category. Do we really need it, one wonders?

    What are the *benefits* of Office 2007?
     
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    It hides all the buttons that I'm used to seeing, or moves them to different locations. :thumbleft

    Oh, wait... that might not be a benefit... er... hm.
     
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  14. Bluerinse
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    LOL, i think shuffeling icons and menus around *is* Microsoft's method of re-marketing the same old product.

    I have to confess, apart from using Outlook and Exchange more over the last few years, i dont do any more in Word, Excel, Publisher et al, than i did in Office 95 :biggrin
     
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    This is off-topic, but I wonder what would happen around here if I captioned a topic like this: Stupid MS.
     
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  16. Sparky
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    Office 2007 is the first product I haven’t had to sell at work, people actually want it. Yes I was shocked as well! :biggrin

    Miles better than Office 2003 IMO. 8)
     
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  17. Bluerinse
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    Ok Sparky, i believe you but can you please tell us 'why' you think it's miles better?
     
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  18. Sparky
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    The interface.

    Also I get £££ for “Office upgrade” projects. :biggrin
     
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    Ah, gotta love the vested interest :twisted:
     
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  20. Sparky
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    It pays the bills..... 8)
     
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