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Monday, 15 March 2010

Outlook 2007 - Delete Auto-complete Email Addresses

Ever been haunted by an incorrect email address after having been entered/typed manually in the ‘To’ field? i.e. a typo?

Even after you have corrected a wrong email address in your contacts, the old email will continue to bug you when outlook tries to autocomplete addresses for you.

Microsoft outlook stores any email address you type into the “To” field–wrong or right. For example, if I type in “mom@blag.com” instead of “mom@blah.com”, outlook will try to autocomplete the error address into the email field. No matter where you try to correct this, the error email address will always be remembered.

Likewise, the bigger the cache of email addresses gets, the slower and more useless it becomes.

If you are lucky enough to trigger the autocompletion box, you can press the down arrow until the error email address is selected and then hit DELETE. Often, however, the autocompletion box will not be displayed.

The easiest thing to do is to blitz the whole file. The file lives here where your-profile is unique to your installation: “C:\Documents and Settings\your-profile\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook”

Delete or rename all *.nk2 files at this location.

If you need a detailed, walk-through you can find it here:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=287623

Friday, 5 March 2010

EPM2007 – Issue with Home Page layout? Here is the fix!

Are you experiencing page layout issue on the PWA Home Page? See example in fig below. This issue would affect you more if you have added other webparts on the Home Page for example Project Centre Webpart.

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This issue can easily be fixed by setting the appropriate width of the webpart(s). The general steps are as follows;

1) From Site Actions, select Edit Page

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2) From Edit option, for the affected Webpart, select Modify Share Web Part.

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3) From within the Web Part Task Pane update and fix the width that is most appropriate for all users i.e. based on screen resolution.

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4) At the bottom of the Web Part Task Pane,click Apply

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5) The webpart will now have been resized. Try another width dimension as required and apply.

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Once you are happy with the layout, select Exit Edit Mode at the top of the Web Part Task Pane.

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That’s it. Job done!.

Please be mindful of the fact the user access rights to edit PWA page Themes, layouts and Webpart. Refer to my earlier post regarding this.