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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    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
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    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.
    Feck. it sounds as bad as the kids google mail

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    Feck. it sounds as bad as the kids google mail
    Worse, at least Gmail doesn't shout at you.

    I don't find the white too bad but I guess it depends on your screen and how its setup.

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    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?

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    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.
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    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 user@domain.whatever 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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    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazzy2501 View Post
    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.
    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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