Archive for the ‘Office 2007’ Category

Outlook Shortcut Keys

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Activity Shortcut Keys
Open an e-mail message CTRL+SHIFT+M
Open the address book CTRL+SHIFT+B
Open an appointment CTRL+SHIFT+A
Open a contact CTRL+SHIFT+C
Open a meeting request CTRL+SHIFT+Q
Open a task CTRL+SHIFT+K
Make the Find a Contact box active F11
Switch to Inbox CTRL+SHIFT+I
Switch to Outbox CTRL+SHIFT+O
Check for new mail F5 or CTRL+M
Open the Advanced Find dialog box CTRL+SHIFT+F
Mark an e-mail message as read CTRL+Q
Delete an e-mail message, contact, calendar item, or task CTRL+D
Delete a word CTRL+BACKSPACE
Select all CTRL+A
Paste CTRL+V
Print CTRL+P

Slipstream Office 2007 with SP2

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

While Microsoft made big promises for Windows Vista slipstreaming (and then failed mightily), it really came through with Office 2007: All you need to do is extract the updates from the service pack and then copy them to the Updates folder in the Office install folder structure. (And then optionally burn it to disc, though I just keep it up on a network share.) And because Office service packs are cumulative, you only need the latest service pack.

Here’s how you slipstream, or integrate, Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2).

1. Download the standalone installer (290 MB). The filename is office2007sp2-kb953195-fullfile-en-us.exe in the US.

2. Create two folders in the root of your C: drive (or wherever) called Extract (C:\Extract) and Updates (C:\Updates).

3. Move the Office 2007 SP2 installer to the Extract folder.

4. Open a command line window (CMD) and type the following:

CD C:\Extract

office2007sp2-kb953195-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract:C:\Updates

5. Agree to the EULA and then close the Installer when completed.

6. Move the contents of the C:\Updates folder to the Updates folder in your Office 2007 install folder structure.

7. Optionally, burn it to disc.

When I originally installed SP2 it was on a machine that already had Office 2007, SP1, and a number of post-SP1 updates installed. So I just tested it on a clean Windows 7 RC machine to make sure the slipstreamed folder structure worked and that the resulting application version number matched what I saw with the version of Office + SP2 I previously installed. Seems to work just fine.