Showing posts with label Office 2010. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Office 2010. Show all posts

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Outlook not Moving Messages Solution

Problem: I had problem in Microsoft Outlook 2010 that not all selected emails were moved using either Quick Steps or Move.

Typically I reply to an email and mark it to be followed up and then select both the one in the Inbox and the one in Sent Items and move them to another folder. I either select the emails by expanding the conversation or through a search. Drag and drop is no problem but using Move or Quick Steps from the Ribbon does not work.

Solution: I wondered if it was some bug moving multiple emails but eventually found that “Don’t move flagged messages” in Outlook Options under the heading Conversation Clean Up was checked. When I unchecked it I got the emails moved as expected, problem solved.

Don’t move flagged messages

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Solution to the problem with PayPal emails in Outlook

Problem:

Problem with PayPal emails locking up (Not Responding) Outlook?

You may see a message about contacting: \\102.112.207.net\b\ss\paypalglobal\1\G.4-NS

Microsoft Outlook 2010 and probably older versions stops responding, freezes or hangs for quite a while.

Solution:

One solution is to wait.

Another is to turn off the reading pane or just show it as plain text.

A better solution is to add a new line to the host file: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
127.0.0.1 102.112.2o7.net

Hopefully PayPal will fix this issue with their emails soon.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Asset tracking - JTB FlexReport 6.3 released

JTB FlexReport is an asset management software that can create reports of network license usage and other software usage. JTB FlexReport helps to make purchase decisions with more confidence knowing historically how much your applications have been used.

JTB FlexReport is a report tool for license statistics monitoring of applications using the FlexNet / FLEXlm (flexlm license manager), IBM LUM (IBM License Use Management), SPLM (Intergraph SmartPlant License Manager), SLM/Sentinel LM/Sentinel RMS, LM-X, Solidworks SNL License Manager, Licman, Primavera from Oracle or 12D software licensing as well as any Windows application like Microsoft Office, MS Project, single licensed AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT.

JTB World’s JTB FlexReport has been updated to version 6.3 and adds among other things support for the license system Licman. For more details on the news and fixed bugs see the revision history.

Example of a report showing unique users that on a daily basis are using AutoCAD.

Existing customers with current maintenance (includes support and upgrades) are encouraged to install this new version.

Are you a IT manager, Software manager, IT assets manager, CAD manager or in the position of handling software licenses?

Make your network license management easier, request a free trial of JTB FlexReport. Contact us for a license to activate the time limited fully functional version for a few weeks.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Office 2010 Service Pack 1 Error 0x8024002D

Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available and when I installed it via Windows Update I got the error 0x8024002D. First time it just failed to install. I then tried again and got a dialog box asking for an MSI file so I browsed for it. Still it didn’t work so I tried again and got asked about another MSI file. After a few tries it finally worked out. Problem solved.

(Checking the log file in %TEMP% I saw this: Error 1706. Setup cannot find the required files.  Check your connection to the network, or CD-ROM drive.    For other potential solutions to this problem, see SETUP.CHM.")

Strange that the files could not be found because they were available. I had them on an external hard drive, maybe that confused the installer.

This KB article might otherwise help.

On the topic I found that I had to rebuild the whole Index, something I’m not so happy about.

Here are some highlights of SP1:

Excel 2010 SP1 Improves the overall stability, performance and backward compatibility with earlier versions by addressing bugs that affect lots of users.

Outlook 2010 SP1 includes Office 365 support.

Outlook 2010 SP1 can be set to always use the default sending account.

Outlook 2010 SP1 Fixes an issue in which the snooze time does not between appointments.

PowerPoint 2010 SP1 The default behavior for the Use Presenter View option is changed to display the slide show on the secondary monitor, and display the notes on the primary monitor.

For complete list of improvements see this KB article including details for Word 2010 SP1 and OneNote 2010 SP1.

Friday, March 4, 2011

How to Force Outlook PST files to another location

By default Outlook saves PST files in this folder %localappdata%\Microsoft\Outlook\ when running Vista or Windows 7 (%appdata%\Microsoft\Outlook\ for Windows XP).

When it comes to Hotmail and Gmail there is no way from within Outlook to relocate the PST files.

If you for some reason want to move these files Outlook will just recreate them and start downloading your emails again.

But there is a registry hack to force the PST Path. This can either be done before you add the account to Outlook or if you need to move existing PST files. In the later case you need to move the PST files from the default location to the new location as well.

Close Outlook and Locate Outlook in the registry (regedit.exe).

Outlook 2003: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\

Outlook 2007: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Outlook\

Outlook 2010: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\

Then create a new Expandable String Value named ForcePSTPath and as value enter the path where you want the PST files to be.

Now start Outlook and the new path should be used.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Excel 2010 and Excel found unreadable content bug

I have got Excel reports from Share-it that I had no problem to open before. Now when I use Excel 2010 I just cannot open them.

Excel found unreadable content in 'document.xls'. Do you want to recover the contents of this workbook? If you trust the source of this workbook, click Yes.

If I click on Yes I get this message.

Excel was able to open the file by repairing or removing the unreadable content. Excel recovered your formulas and cell values, but some data may have been lost.

But still after that the spreadsheet is empty just three sheets named UnknownSheet1, UnknownSheet2 and UnknownSheet3.

Seems to be a bug in Excel 2010 version 14.0.4760.1000 (32-bit).

If you know the solution or if I find it I will update this blog post.

Update: Share-it has fixed the problem on their end so files created by them now work. Now it’s up to Microsoft to fix so that these files can be opened in Excel 2010 as they can be opened in earlier versions.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Access Database Engine Redistributable 2010

This is great news as it makes it possible to make add-in programs for example for AutoCAD 64-bit to access MS Access databases. Among JTB World’s software I plan on implementing this for ACAD_db and ACA_db. If there is a need for it JTB FlexReport could be supported as a native 64-bit application and still have the option to support MS Access databases, not sure if there is any pressing need for it though.

Formerly known as Office Connectivity Component, Access Database Engine 2010 is now available in both 32-bit and 64-bit. It is available in 9 languages. You can download it here.

This download will install a set of components that can be used by non-Microsoft Office applications to read data from and write data to Office 2010 system files such as Microsoft Access 2010 (mdb and accdb) files and Microsoft Excel 2010 (xls, xlsx, and xlsb) files.

  • If you are an application developer using OLEDB, set the Provider argument of the ConnectionString property to “Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.14.0”
  • If you are connecting to Microsoft Office Excel data, add “Excel 14.0” to the Extended Properties of the OLEDB connection string.
  • If you are application developer using ODBC to connect to Microsoft Office Access data, set the Connection String to “Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb, *.accdb)};DBQ=path to mdb/accdb file”
  • If you are application developer using ODBC to connect to Microsoft Office Excel data, set the Connection String to “Driver={Microsoft Excel Driver (*.xls, *.xlsx, *.xlsm, *.xlsb)};DBQ=path to xls/xlsx/xlsm/xlsb file”

Friday, May 14, 2010

VBA 7 for AutoCAD 2012?

VBA is having 7 lives it seems.

Office 2010 is now available in a pure 64-bit version. How about VBA then? This document mentions that with the introduction of the new 64-bit version of Microsoft Office 2010, a new version of Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), known as Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications 7.0 (VBA 7), is being released to work with both 32-bit and 64-bit applications.

VBA 7 is a new code base, replacing the earlier version of VBA. VBA 7 exists for both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Office 2010.

This is an old quote from Microsoft. “We understand that VBA is a critical capability for large numbers of our customers; accordingly, there is no plan to remove VBA from future versions of Excel.”

Autodesk is having plans to remove support for VBA in AutoCAD 2012 and have prepared for that by having VBA as an optional installer. Now that Microsoft officially keep supporting VBA will Autodesk follow along and make use of VBA 7?

See also Learn how to migrate from VBA to .NET for AutoCAD.


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