[outlook-users] Outlook for Mac

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Cathy Allington

Hi:

May seem a novice question, but I am not familiar with Macs. Entourage for Mac is different from Mail for Macs? I'm guessing kind of like OL Express vs Outlook? How does someone go about getting Entourage for their Mac as against just using Mac Mial? Does it come with Office?

Cheers

Cathy

Cathy Allington

You Grow Pty Ltd

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Jim McGarvie

I don't believe Entourage is available now that MS has Outlook 2011 for Mac.. You can also run Outlook for Windows if you run a Windows virtual machine on your Mac.

I switched to a Mac a little over a year ago and bumbled along with Outlook 'cuz I've been a pretty heavy user of it for many years. But just recently I have switched to the progr… er, I mean, apps that come with Macs: Mail, iCal and Address Book. The transition has been a little traumatic but so far I am very pleased.

On Jan 12, 2012, at 2:00 PM, Cathy Allington wrote:


> Hi:

> May seem a novice question, but I am not familiar with Macs. Entourage for Mac is different from Mail for Macs? I'm guessing kind of like OL Express vs Outlook? How does someone go about getting Entourage for their Mac as against just using Mac Mial? Does it come with Office?

> Cheers
> Cathy

> Cathy Allington
> You Grow Pty Ltd

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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Cathy Allington

Thank you Jim - really appreciated!! So you need to go to "Address Book"? I'm looking for a way to store contact info and use Categories

Cheers

Cathy

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Jim McGarvie

The nearest I have found to "Categories" in Address Book is "Groups." I made extensive use of Categories for years in Outlook, and Groups in Address Book seem to suffice equally well. Maybe not quite as easy to use, however.

On Jan 12, 2012, at 2:09 PM, Cathy Allington wrote:


> Thank you Jim - really appreciated!! So you need to go to "Address Book"? I'm looking for a way to store contact info and use Categories

> Cheers
> Cathy

> Please note our new address and landline as below - thank you

> Cathy Allington
> Managing Director
> You Grow Pty Ltd
> PO Box 886 Millicent. SA. 5280
> T: 08-87331885
> M: 0416203966
> E: Cathy.Allington (AT) yougrow (DOT) com.au
> W: www.yougrow.com.au

> "Blessed are the cracked, for they are the ones who let in the light"

>
 
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Cathy Allington

Thanks Jim - can you also do mail merge to email on Groups?

Cheers

Cathy

Please note our new address and landline as below - thank you

Cathy Allington

You Grow Pty Ltd
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
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Office 365 Exchange
That's not really categories.... but now I know where Hotmail got it from - they use the same term for their DL's.
 
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Cathy Allington

Thanks Diane and Richard:

I feel like a klunz asking such basic questions about Outlook! I worked with Entourage some years ago, and it was very similar to OL for the PC with Contacts Folder etc - a couple of limitations, but just trying to help a nephew out who runs a recruitment business. He has all his contacts on paper and no database!!!

Cheers

Cathy

Cathy Allington

You Grow Pty Ltd

From: outlook-users (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:eek:utlook-users (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com] On Behalf Of Diane Poremsky

Sent: Friday, 13 January 2012 8:49 AM

To: outlook-users (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com

Subject: RE: [outlook-users] Outlook for Mac

That's not really categories.... but now I know where Hotmail got it from - they use the same term for their DL's.
 
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Jim McGarvie

I'm afraid I haven't gotten quite that far yet, Cathy. Also a mail merge for labels etc. Worst case I'm pretty certain you can export the desired contacts to a csv file and merge from there.

On Jan 12, 2012, at 2:16 PM, Cathy Allington wrote:


> Thanks Jim - can you also do mail merge to email on Groups?

> Cheers
> Cathy

> Please note our new address and landline as below - thank you

> Cathy Allington
> You Grow Pty Ltd

>
 
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Jim McGarvie

Well, the good news about his situation is you are starting with a clean slate and can use any system you want!

On Jan 12, 2012, at 2:23 PM, Cathy Allington wrote:


> Thanks Diane and Richard:

> I feel like a klunz asking such basic questions about Outlook! I worked with Entourage some years ago, and it was very similar to OL for the PC with Contacts Folder etc - a couple of limitations, but just trying to help a nephew out who runs a recruitment business. He has all his contacts on paper and no database!!!

> Cheers
> Cathy

> Cathy Allington
> You Grow Pty Ltd

> From: outlook-users (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:eek:utlook-users (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com] On Behalf Of Diane Poremsky
> Sent: Friday, 13 January 2012 8:49 AM
> To: outlook-users (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com
> Subject: RE: [outlook-users] Outlook for Mac

> That's not really categories.... but now I know where Hotmail got it from - they use the same term for their DL's.

>
 
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Cathy Allington

Love your positive thinking!! :)

Cheers

Cathy

Please note our new address and landline as below - thank you

Cathy Allington

You Grow Pty Ltd
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
I liked entourage for that reason - an outlook expert could ask stupid questions and nobody blinked an eye because it wasn't outlook. <lol> Macs do have a learning curve... and I'm mostly still learning. My biggest complaint is the buttons are on the left (close, min, max) and even after like 8 years of (light) use, I still often move right before I realize they are on the left. And I'm always using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V, or trying to anyway...

I have tried mail merge on it - maybe I will if I stop procrastinating and get my project done so I can play. :)
 
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Cathy Allington

Thanks Diane - appreciated!! :)

Cheers

Cathy

Cathy Allington

You Grow Pty Ltd

From: outlook-users (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:eek:utlook-users (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com] On Behalf Of Diane Poremsky

Sent: Friday, 13 January 2012 9:04 AM

To: outlook-users (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com

Subject: RE: [outlook-users] Outlook for Mac

I liked entourage for that reason - an outlook expert could ask stupid questions and nobody blinked an eye because it wasn't outlook. <lol> Macs do have a learning curve... and I'm mostly still learning. My biggest complaint is the buttons are on the left (close, min, max) and even after like 8 years of (light) use, I still often move right before I realize they are on the left. And I'm always using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V, or trying to anyway...

I have tried mail merge on it - maybe I will if I stop procrastinating and get my project done so I can play. :)
 
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Ron Hoffman

Outlook for MAC has been a nightmare for me.

I went to a MAC last Fall after my daughter raved about hers and my wife got a sleek and beautiful MacBook Air. As a longtime OFFICE user, I was apprehensive, but the Apple store assured me that OFFICE for Mac was great. I bought a MACBOOK pro.

For excel, powerpoint and word the transition is reasonable, but the efficiency is lower in excel as some functions are much slower. This is workable.

OUTLOOK is another story. I tried to used Outlook for e-mail and contacts but had terrible difficulty. I ran Plaxo as a back-up for my address book and calendar. Outlook feeds to the iCal which eventually did not function with Plaxo and neither Plaxo or Apple could tell me why, so I gave up on calendar back-up to Plaxo. Getting Outlook to sync with the MAC address book was extremely difficult. And when I tried to make an entry by double clicking on the Outlook calendar, it would take over a minute for the calendar entry to come up - very aggravating.

All of the contacts in the MAC address book show as "On my MAC," and contacts in the MAC address book show as in the cloud. The cloud entries back up to the cloud, but the "on my MAC entries do not. The Genius Bar could not fix the constant beach-balls with Outlook. They had me back-up and reinstall, then we erased my hard drive and recopied everything back (Time machine had been corrupted). Then they replaced the wiring to the hard drive, then the hard drive, the the entire MACBOOK.

After numerous attempts to get outlook contacts to work on the MAC and after having my contacts duplicated four time over, I gave up on Outlook and moved to MAC's Mail, ical and address book. Massive amounts of time were spent trying to make outlook work. My recommendation is to not even try. Either stay on a PC or go to the MAC functions that replace Outlook.

The most significant loss from Outlook functionality is that you cannot tell what categories each of your contact entries belong to. You have to highlight the entry then scroll through the categories to see which ones are highlighted (and the highlighting is barely visible. The outlook feature that allowed you to see all of the categories of an individual in one entry is lost. I used categories extensively to track the "characteristics" of contact entries, so this is a big loss. Any suggestions on how to tell what groups an entry belongs to would be appreciated.

I also find that when I add a contact to my address book from an e-mail, I have to do two steps 1)add the entry, then 2)open contact card for me to be able to slide the entry into a category. Very cumbersome. Then I get a beach-ball for about thirty seconds when I go back to mail. Apparently mail is talking to the address book and takes some time to recover.

In short, forget about Outlook on the MAC.

Ron

Ron Hoffman

ronhoffman (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

On Jan 12, 2012, at 3:23 PM, Cathy Allington wrote:


> Thanks Diane and Richard:

> I feel like a klunz asking such basic questions about Outlook! I worked with Entourage some years ago, and it was very similar to OL for the PC with Contacts Folder etc - a couple of limitations, but just trying to help a nephew out who runs a recruitment business. He has all his contacts on paper and no database!!!

> Cheers
> Cathy

> Cathy Allington
> You Grow Pty Ltd

> From: outlook-users (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com [mailto:eek:utlook-users (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com] On Behalf Of Diane Poremsky
> Sent: Friday, 13 January 2012 8:49 AM
> To: outlook-users (AT) yahoogroups (DOT) com
> Subject: RE: [outlook-users] Outlook for Mac

> That's not really categories.... but now I know where Hotmail got it from - they use the same term for their DL's.

>
 
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Cathy Allington

Hmm - thank you for your feedback Ron - I really appreciate it - although the outcome is not so good! :)

Cheers

Cathy

Please note our new address and landline as below - thank you

Cathy Allington

You Grow Pty Ltd
 
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