Episode 60 – We Do Math

This week we discuss the struggles and lack there of faced by Instagram, Evernote and Patreon. We also touched on the Apple TV Developer Kit round 2. We discuss the new paradigm in interacting with the Apple TV. We discuss Microsofts new Surface Book and Display Dock. Developers made need to pay tax to Japanese govt. Picks: Apple Developer Search, Paintcode 2, Starbucks and iOS 9 By Tutorials

Japanese Tax email

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Office 2011 for Mac shipping in October

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, will be available at the end of October. Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 will come in two editions; Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 and Office for Mac Home and Business 2011. For better alignment across platforms, the Office 2011 pricing and edition options map closer with Office for the Windows operating system.

Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 will cost around $129 and can be installed on one Mac. A Family Pack, which includes 3 licenses will sell for approx. $159. Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 will cost around $250 and will include a single Mac license. A Multi-Pack will also be available for $349 if you want to install the license on two Macs (for the same user.) Also available is Microsoft Office for Mac Academic 2011 for $99 USD but it will only be available at academic stores or from Microsoft directly. [prices in Canadian dollars]

All versions will include Word for Mac, PowerPoint for Mac, Excel for Mac and Messenger for Mac.

If you bought Office For Mac 2008 after Aug 1, 2010 you can claim an upgrade to Office For Mac 2011 at no additional cost here.

Qualifying purchase details. Office 2008 for Mac must be purchased between Aug. 1, 2010, and Nov. 30, 2010, at Microsoft or an authorized reseller.
Program registration. Customers can register for the program online at http://www.microsoft.com/mac/techg. Qualifying registrants must fill out the form and submit their product key(s) and dated sales receipt for Office 2008 for Mac by Dec. 31, 2010.

Manage auto-mail lists

Q. Using Microsoft Outlook I send email to everyone in my “Office” with a list. I start typing the name of the list and Outlook automatically fills it in. However I cannot edit the “Office” list after we upgraded my Outlook to add or remove addresses. I also cannot find the original list in my Contacts.

A. One of the things that email clients like Microsoft Outlook, Entourage and Apple’s Mail do is cache your email addresses. They store your addresses this way s that you can quickly address a message. The cache stores addresses of people and list that you send to and address from messages you have received. You can add addresses to your Address Book or Contacts by right-clicking on the addresses. However you cannot easily edit the cached addresses.

After you upgraded your Outlook your application migrated the cache file (called “Outlook.NK2” on Windows) so that your ability to quickly access addresses is maintained. The only way to regain the ability to edit the list is to recreate it. In Microsoft Outlook, click on Contacts and choose “New Distribution List” from the File menu. Give it a name like “Office 2” and add the addresses you need in the list. Your Contacts will maintain your list for future additions and deletions.

You can select and auto completed email and press the Down Arrow and Delete where it appears. The more extreme method is to delete the Outlook.NK2 file but you will lose all the cached addresses. With Apple’s Mail you can edit “Previous Recipients” under the Window menu.

Mail text becomes attachment

Q. We continue to get complaints from PC users that we send email to using Apple’s Mail application. They get the message as an attachment and don’t see that the attached files. Often they end up running the wrong file in our ad because they miss the instructions in our e-mail. How can we avoid this?

A. E-mail messages are encoded so they can survive transport over the Internet. The messages are also segmented automatically, so that the servers and mail clients that handle them can determine what makes up the message. Generally email consists of “plain text” and/or “html text” as well as attached files. As a rule file attachments should also always have a “file extension” in the filename.

Some email clients such as Outlook and Outlook Express have trouble deciphering the elements of a mail message – especially if they originate from Apple’s Mail. So some receivers may get a partial message or a blank message with the content for the message as attachments. The safest way to send email is in “plain text” with files properly encoded and attached.

In Apple Mail choose “Attachments” from the “Edit” menu, before you create a message and make sure the following are checked:
“Always Send Windows-Friendly Attachments”
“Always Insert Attachments at the End of the Message.”
Otherwise the parts of the message may get misinterpreted but receiver’s email client application.

Also get in the habit of pressing the “Attachment” icon. If you Drag and Drop the attachment goes in the mail message – inline – with the text. If you use the set up mentioned above – attachments should drop to the end of the email and appear as attached by receiver.

When sending files to a publication you should always use a “zip” archive. Like a Stuffit “.sit” archive, it should contain the required ad elements. You can create a ZIP in the Finder by selecting files or folders and choosing Compress “Folder-name” from the contextual menu (Right-click or Control-Click on the item). The Finder will create an “Archive.zip” file – which you can rename.