Issues with MS Outlook 2007

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Marts

I've just installed MS Outlook 2007 as a part of the Office 07 package onto a
new computer running Windows 7 64b Home Premium. It's a change for me going from
Outlook 2003.

I have a few questions if someone can answer them for me.

1. When I print a monthly calendar, only the first couple of words or say, 10
characters of an event's description is printed. And not all events on any date
that has say, 2 or more events are printed out.

What can I do to get Outlook to print all events that appear on any specific
day? It used to work fine with Outlook 03.

2. I also use Outlook at work. When I create a new calendar entry at work I use
the function "invite attendees" to send the new event to my home email address
and for Outlook at home to import the calendar event.

I do this as a way to "sync' my work and home calendars.

On Outlook O7 the event will appear as such:

Marts: Dentist appt

I cannot change the description, either. I have to delete the event and redo it.

I'd like it so that my name, which to OL is the name of the organiser of the
event, isn't displayed. OL 03 doesn't do this.

Any way around this, other than to delete the imported event?

3. I download a utility from MS to allow an ActiveSync conduit as Win7 no longer
supports Windows Mobile devices natively. Are there any other utils out there
that can do this? I think that this one is a tad flaky as for a while, when I
first sync'ed the PDA with OL 07 it was creating double entries in both the PDA
and in Outlook. It took some time editing and deleting events before it sorted
itself out.

My view of Office 2007 is that it looks flashier than its predecessor.
Unfortuneately, looking "flashy" does not a perfectly functioning application
make.

But for now I'm stuck with it as O3 won't work on the new PC. I presume that
it's a Win32/Win7 64b conflict problem.
 

Diane Poremsky

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1. Try the calendar printing assistant, it works a little better.
Otherwise, how much you see depends on the space available - you'll see more
appt in portrait but more text in landscape. http://www.slipstick.com/addins/calendar-tools-addins/calendar-printing-tools-for-outlook/
has links to the calendar printing assistant and other utilities. The Word
templates do a good job too.

2. Outlook 2007 shows the organizers name, this can't be changed.

3. if you previously synced the pda and have the tool set to sync both ways,
it will duplicate events on the first sync as it copies events back and
forth. After the first sync, things should be ok. If you even need to
re-establish the partnership. you should clear the device first.

"Marts" <marts@ymail.com> wrote in message
news:qlpio5502miard2d9ajf3if2ahfbnhvgpv@ymail.com...
> I've just installed MS Outlook 2007 as a part of the Office 07 package
> onto a
> new computer running Windows 7 64b Home Premium. It's a change for me
> going from
> Outlook 2003.
>
> I have a few questions if someone can answer them for me.
>
> 1. When I print a monthly calendar, only the first couple of words or say,
> 10
> characters of an event's description is printed. And not all events on any
> date
> that has say, 2 or more events are printed out.
>
> What can I do to get Outlook to print all events that appear on any
> specific
> day? It used to work fine with Outlook 03.
>
> 2. I also use Outlook at work. When I create a new calendar entry at work
> I use
> the function "invite attendees" to send the new event to my home email
> address
> and for Outlook at home to import the calendar event.
>
> I do this as a way to "sync' my work and home calendars.
>
> On Outlook O7 the event will appear as such:
>
> Marts: Dentist appt
>
> I cannot change the description, either. I have to delete the event and
> redo it.
>
> I'd like it so that my name, which to OL is the name of the organiser of
> the
> event, isn't displayed. OL 03 doesn't do this.
>
> Any way around this, other than to delete the imported event?
>
> 3. I download a utility from MS to allow an ActiveSync conduit as Win7 no
> longer
> supports Windows Mobile devices natively. Are there any other utils out
> there
> that can do this? I think that this one is a tad flaky as for a while,
> when I
> first sync'ed the PDA with OL 07 it was creating double entries in both
> the PDA
> and in Outlook. It took some time editing and deleting events before it
> sorted
> itself out.
>
> My view of Office 2007 is that it looks flashier than its predecessor.
> Unfortuneately, looking "flashy" does not a perfectly functioning
> application
> make.
>
> But for now I'm stuck with it as O3 won't work on the new PC. I presume
> that
> it's a Win32/Win7 64b conflict problem.


 
M

Marts

Thanks for the help, Diane.

I'll have a play with it when I get the chance.

Diane Poremsky [MVP] wrote...

> 1. Try the calendar printing assistant, it works a little better.
> Otherwise, how much you see depends on the space available - you'll see more
> appt in portrait but more text in landscape. http://www.slipstick.com/addins/calendar-tools-addins/calendar-printing-tools-for-outlook/
> has links to the calendar printing assistant and other utilities. The Word
> templates do a good job too.
>
> 2. Outlook 2007 shows the organizers name, this can't be changed.
>
> 3. if you previously synced the pda and have the tool set to sync both ways,
> it will duplicate events on the first sync as it copies events back and
> forth. After the first sync, things should be ok. If you even need to
> re-establish the partnership. you should clear the device first.

 
M

Marts

Diane Poremsky [MVP] wrote...

> 1. Try the calendar printing assistant, it works a little better.
> Otherwise, how much you see depends on the space available - you'll see more
> appt in portrait but more text in landscape. http://www.slipstick.com/addins/calendar-tools-addins/calendar-printing-tools-for-outlook/
> has links to the calendar printing assistant and other utilities. The Word
> templates do a good job too.


I've just downloaded and installed Calendar Printing Assistant. Thanks for those
links.

I find it ironic that Microsoft is providing tools to make Outlook function
better. Why not release a service pack or something so that the program can
function how people want it to function without the need for 3rd Party apps?

It seems to print all of the data now. But there are a few issues that I have
with it.

1. Weekday starts on Monday. While it doesn't bother me my wife prefers the
calendar format where the week starts on a Sunday. I can't seem to find where
this is changed. Outlook has it set correct.

2. The events per date are left justified and go across about half of the cell
for each day. So, all the appts. appear to be bunched up and looks weird,
particularly when the start/end times are included for events that aren't "all
day".

Eg:

5:00PM -
8:00PM Philip's
Birthday (Bistro
Lounge)

It'd be good if it displayed thus:

5:00PM - 8:00PM Philip's Birthday
(Bistro Lounge)

Or however many characters can fit on one line in each day cell.

3. Difficult to figure out how to change font size, but I'm working on it.

I have a calendar printed from Outlook 07 in front of me. Tomorrow is Friday. On
that date there is one event which starts at 5pm and goes through to 8pm.

It looks like this:

5:00pm 8:00pm Philip's b

In OL 03 it would have had the full title:

"Philip's Birthday".

So, it appears to put timed events as one line per date.

Oh, the event appears the same within Outlook itself. But I can hover the mouse
over it to get the full details. That, unsurprisingly, doesn't work on a piece
of paper...

Ps. for those still reading and who may be curious, I only went to Outlook 07
because I cannot get 03 to run under Windows 7 64b.
 
M

Marts

Diane Poremsky [MVP] wrote...

> 1. Try the calendar printing assistant, it works a little better.


I've had a play with the Cal Ass. I've decided to have a further play with
Outlook itself.

There's an option when you right click the calendar to change the view. In there
you can alter settings for what info gets displayed.

I've set it so the start time only is displayed. This, for some reason, shows
the start time for all day events as 12:00AM. So, there is another option under
"Other settings", called "month" where you can set font size. There is a box
called "Show end time" which I unticked (or unchecked).

With this format, I can now see more of an event's text. It now only shows the
event's Start time, which is all that's necessary for the purpose of the
calendar. And now the all day events don't have start times associated with
them.

It ain't perfect but it's better than when I started.

You know, you'd expect a program's functionaly and performance to improve with
successive upgrades. But in the case of Outlook, or indeed, Office in general,
this doesn't seem to be the case.

If it wasn't for compatibility, increasing irrelevance and lack of modern
features I'd probably be still running a PalmOS PDA and using Palm Desktop. Its
calendar printing feature worked a treat.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who has given me advice. It's appreciated.

 
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