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417 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 24, 2012 11:40 AM by Barney-15E RSS
Michigan One Fly Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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Nov 18, 2012 1:33 PM

We are moving from Entourage for email, calebdar and address list.  I can't seem to find any user guide or manul to help us with this transion.  I can only find some vague help in the iPad users manual.

 

My biggest issues right now are with Contacts (address book ).  I am not finding much hep in dealing with groups.

Can anyone point me in the direction of some online help with this?

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,275 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 6:38 PM (in response to Michigan One Fly)

    Besides not being able to use the help file, what questions do you have?

    I don't think I've ever used a help file except to see if there was any information in it that I could point to helping out here.

     

    Just open it up and use it. Try out stuff. Experiment with Smart Groups. Poke around and little and see what happens.

     

    If a card doesn't have the fields you are looking for, go to the Card menu and Add Field. Besides Groups (and Smart Groups) there isn't much to it.

     

    As you found out, the option key provides some options. However, Contacts being very basic, doesn't have much beyond what you found.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,275 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 8:01 PM (in response to Michigan One Fly)

    Try deleting com.apple.helpviewer.plist and com.apple.help.plist from your user Library/Preferences folder.

    To get to the user Library, hold down the Option key and select Library from the Go menu in Finder, then open the Preferences folder.

    While it is a very basic piece of software, it would be a very long time before I stumbled on to something like the option key highlighting groups.

    I agree that it is not very well-known, but if you understand the Mac OS, you know that the Option key provides "options." Whenever a new version of the software is released, I pretty much go through every menu and toggle the option key to see what is available. Same for programs, dialog boxes, etc. That's how I stumbled upon it.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,275 points)
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    Nov 23, 2012 9:35 PM (in response to Michigan One Fly)

    No problem here,

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  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,275 points)
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    Nov 24, 2012 11:40 AM (in response to Michigan One Fly)

    No problems with that, either:

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