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Jun 26

If you frequently receive email that needs to be followed-up with a meeting, here’s a Microsoft Entourage calendaring shortcut you’ll love – Create Event from Message.

The built-in Entourage script, Create Event from Message, creates a new calendar event (meeting invitation) using the subject and body of the currently open mail message (or the mail message that is currently focused on). So, whether you have a particular piece of mail open in its own window or have one highlighted, press Control+E (otherwise written as ^E) to activate the Create Event from Message script.

Let’s run through an example. Continue reading »

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Jun 19

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Windows Explorer - Send to Mail Recipient

Windows Explorer - Send to Mail Recipient

Are you a Windows-convert and miss the ability to right-click on a file and choose “Send to Mail Recipient”? Look no further, Automator is here. I can’t recall just how often I made use of Windows Explorer’s context menu selection “Send Mail to Recipient”, but know that it was enough to leave me wanting after switching to Mac OS X.

This article applies to OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and OS X 10.5 (Leopard), not OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

Here’s how you can use an Automator workflow to create this same functionality in OS X Finder’s context menu. Continue reading »

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Jun 08

While some folks may find the Grab application handy, I prefer to use keyboard shortcuts to take pictures of the screen in Mac OS X. There are a few ways to snapshot your desktop… Continue reading »

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