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I've been using outlook 2013 a day now and I'm ...
20th November 2012, 03:13 PM #16
Is there any way to make the theme go darker?
I've been using outlook 2013 a day now and I'm literally blinded by the whiteness of it all. Its actually giving me a headache!
EDIT: Found it! under Options >> General >> Dark Grey Theme
Thank god for that. Its not that much better though
Last edited by zag; 20th November 2012 at 03:15 PM.
20th November 2012, 11:53 PM #17
you can change the background as well. I now have octopus and fish all over my word and excel. It looks very business like and professional.
Originally Posted by zag
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21st November 2012, 01:00 AM #18
Feck. it sounds as bad as the kids google mail
Originally Posted by RabbieBurns
21st November 2012, 03:32 AM #19
Worse, at least Gmail doesn't shout at you.
Originally Posted by CyberNerd
I don't find the white too bad but I guess it depends on your screen and how its setup.
21st November 2012, 09:33 AM #20
Been having a play and keep getting pop auth boxes for various related MS servers for online services along the lines of "Connecting to proxy server office15client.microsoft.com. Please enter your credentials". Clicking cancel a few times gets rid of it and can use the programs but stuff is missing like templates from Word, which it appears to need to connect to the Internet to download.
Haven't really looked into it yet but guess its down to interaction with our proxy server?
Any ideas before I hit Google?
21st November 2012, 09:49 AM #21
Ok going through an authenticating proxy screws it up here :/
Edit: Ok read this post: Office 2013 displays a LOT of credential prompts with Smoothwall on NTLM - we are using NTLM auth so guess this is the issue.
Last edited by sparkeh; 21st November 2012 at 10:10 AM.
21st November 2012, 10:30 AM #22
Yep, that's it exactly. Switching to Kerberos worked for us, but it's not something you can just change over to and it instantly works. Key gotchas are:
- Once you set up Kerberos on the Smoothwall (i.e. when you link to your AD usaing the new, non-legacy method), all users must log off and back on before their Kerberos token will be recognised by Smoothwall. Any users logged on before you link to AD will fail to auth.
- Any user-specific policies will need to be edited to reflect that the username will be reported as firstname.lastname@example.org instead of just user
- The current Kerberos implementation on the Smoothwall does not correctly process usernames with spaces in. I beleive this has been raised for a future patch, but for now, the only workaround at present is to rename user accounts so tey have no space (luckily we only had 22 affected accounts).
- Local users on the workstation (such as the local admin account) will not be able to authenticate at all using Kerberos, and will have to use different proxy settings if you need access.
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Jollity (3rd March 2013), OverWorked (27th November 2012), sparkeh (21st November 2012), zag (21st November 2012)
21st November 2012, 10:49 AM #23
Been using it for a week and a bit now and I really like it, some of the little touches like the alignment boxes that come up in PowerPoint, Word etc are very useful.
Almost getting to the point where the shouty menus don't bother me as much, think I'm beginning to filter them out of my line of vision like adverts in webpages
28th November 2012, 01:11 PM #24
The PDF handling is poor, it doesn't let you edit PDFs, it will however very slowly automatically convert a PDF for you into something editable. It's a shame that the sibling love childs result is so hideously dissimilar from the original.
28th November 2012, 01:19 PM #25
I used it yesterday to convert a PDF into an excel file through the word importer. It actually worked really well. First time I've been able to do that so quite a cool feature.
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