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dellsweig
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[OS X] MS Office for Mac - questions

Just got a copy of MS Office 2011 for Mac

Well - the first issue I have come across is it appears the Office Calendar does not sync with ANYTHING - iCal, google cal - anything.

Has anyone been able to get it to sync with google cal??

Secondly, it looks like the contact list is also a stand-alone thing.

Is this supposed to work in a seamless, integrated fashion like everything else on the Mac??
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How do I sync Outlook 2011 and Google Calendar?

»apple.stackexchange.com/question···calendar



dellsweig
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said by haroldo:

How do I sync Outlook 2011 and Google Calendar?

»apple.stackexchange.com/question···calendar

Hahaha If I wanted kludge solutions - I would have stayed with Windowz

Hopefully a future release of office will fix this issue
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said by dellsweig:

said by haroldo:

How do I sync Outlook 2011 and Google Calendar?

»apple.stackexchange.com/question···calendar

Hahaha If I wanted kludge solutions - I would have stayed with Windowz

Hopefully a future release of office will fix this issue

Probably not.
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I gave up on trying to synch with Google Calendar from Mac Outlook to use with our iPhones last summer and was able to convince my wife, who was practically married to Outlook, to completely move over and use Google Calendar natively. The key was having and being able to use the Tasks feature. Since iPhone does not have a native app for it, I found an app called gtasks that allows her to create and synch tasks into Google Calendar either way. It is so nice now that we can both see each other's calendars and add and complete tasks from anywhere on both our phones. Google Apps is slowly maturing into Outlook in the cloud. Forget synch services. It is a nightmare trying to synch to iCal from Outlook and then synch from iCal to Google Calendar. I got it to kind of work in one direction but my wife had so much crap in her calendar that it actually choked up iCal. Reverse synching just didn't happen. Unless M$ decides to natively support CalDAV synching/import/export with Outlook it is a lost cause. I wouldn't waste your time.
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dellsweig
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said by rolande:

I gave up on trying to synch with Google Calendar from Mac Outlook to use with our iPhones last summer and was able to convince my wife, who was practically married to Outlook, to completely move over and use Google Calendar natively. The key was having and being able to use the Tasks feature. Since iPhone does not have a native app for it, I found an app called gtasks that allows her to create and synch tasks into Google Calendar either way. It is so nice now that we can both see each other's calendars and add and complete tasks from anywhere on both our phones. Google Apps is slowly maturing into Outlook in the cloud. Forget synch services. It is a nightmare trying to synch to iCal from Outlook and then synch from iCal to Google Calendar. I got it to kind of work in one direction but my wife had so much crap in her calendar that it actually choked up iCal. Reverse synching just didn't happen. Unless M$ decides to natively support CalDAV synching/import/export with Outlook it is a lost cause. I wouldn't waste your time.

Thanks - I see that now

I will keep the default iCal and iMail apps for now as the default tools - they provide seamless syncing.....

It is nice to have word, excel and pp on the mac though - now if someone would just come up with Visio for the Mac
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said by dellsweig:

It is nice to have word, excel and pp on the mac though - now if someone would just come up with Visio for the Mac

I use Omnigraffle Pro ($200 in the app store) as a sub for Visio. The Pro version offers Visio support (imports of VSD and import export of VDX). From the omnigroup website you can download a 2 week free trial before actually pulling the trigger on 2 Benjamins.


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I use the latest version of Omnigraffle Pro on my work Macbook. It is ok. Many Visio created files don't display entirely accurately as there is some sort of issue with stencil/shape rendering. It is a fairly big memory hog, as well. But, it is an option and it is marginally functional for the task.
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I agree with everyone visio has to be added but this will only help me 65%. I use net zoom when handing diagrams to my customers. Its a great program and i have resorted to boot camp for my needs. Yes i have tried omni graffle and concept draw its ok but with netzoom and visio all my diagrams are awesome...