[macvoiceover] Re: Mac Newbie Questions: 1 Mail/was:RE: Re: Introduction

Save your contacts from outlook into ldif format, then they will import directly into addressbook/mail with no further tweaking on your part. On the other hand, if your version of windows mail reader doesn't support ldif format, then you'll need to use csv (comma delimited data files) and then (as I've only just discovered a day or two ago) you'll need to reorganize the csv file into the proper format for mail to handle it properly. Once I figure out exactly what needs organized where, I'll write an automated tool to do the conversion. However, if you just try importing the csv file directly into address book, it will work, but nothing will show up in your address book, because all the fields will be all screwed up.

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On Dec 10, 2008, at 7:53 AM, Jacob Schmude wrote:

Hi
My responses are under your questions.

On Dec 10, 2008, at 08:28, Chris Hofstader wrote:
Mail:

1. How does one turn off the thing Outlook on Windows calls the "preview pane," as when I review new messages in the message table, they get marked as read and moved to the Trash folder. I like to move around in the table to decide what I care to read in what order (if Fruchterman or Vanderheiden writes, I read immediately; if a friend is looking for lunch, I may wait). So, how do I keep these messages from being marked as read just because they appeared in the preview panel for a couple of seconds, how do I turn the preview panel off altogether and how can I keep read messages in my Inbox so
I can return to them later?

Make sure you are in the inbox window. Navigate with the voiceover cursor down to where the Preview pain is, it will say "message content scroll area," or possibly "html content." Now, navigate to the left until you here "horizontal splitter." Press ctrl+option +command+f5 to route your mouse to this splitter, then do a double- click (ctrl+option+shift+space twice). This will turn off the preview pain. This is one of those areas on the Macintosh that is different in coming from Windows. Doubleclicking on the splitter between one area and another usually hides the area under the splitter, this is standard Mac behavior but pretty much nonexistent on Windows.

2. How does one navigate up and down through the Message table quickly? I often have hundreds of messages but PAGE-UP and PAGE-DOWN, HOME and END do not seem to have any effect in tables in general and the Messages table
specifically.

There's a couple things you can do here. One is to have mail thread your messages, I find this an unbelievable help. From the view menu, check the organize by thread option. When on a thread, you can press right arrow to expand it and left arrow to collapse it. This makes the table much smaller if you have a lot of threads. The way to move through a table quickly, I find, is to hold the VO up or VO down combination. It scrolls very quickly, it's not like holding keys down on Windows where you get a lot of repeated speech you can't control. You're correct about page up/page down not working the way they do in Windows, these keys are looked at differently from a Mac perspective, and don't behave at all like they do on other systems.

I'm not sure about importing Outlook contacts, and I don't use voice recognition at all. HOpefully someone else knows these answers.

hth


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