OS X 10.10.3 Public Beta

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Re: OS X 10.10.3 Public Beta

Post by Richard Serkes » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:32 pm

If memory serves (and it' s been getting a little sketchy lately) I think I've saved contacts as vCards and then drag-and-dropped them into Outlook. It it's been a long time. Actually, it must have been Entourage.

I shouldn't have to do this. Office for Mac ain't cheap and the Microsoft programmers could easily have built in a mini-program to seamlessly move data from Contacts to Outlook.
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Re: OS X 10.10.3 Public Beta

Post by Ray Bentsen » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:31 pm

Richard Serkes wrote:If memory serves (and it' s been getting a little sketchy lately) I think i've saved contacts as vCards and then drag-and-dropped them into Outlook.
Wow. That actually worked. Dragging a vCard into the People sidebar added contact data ... including the photo. Cool.

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Re: OS X 10.10.3 Public Beta

Post by Richard Serkes » Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:43 am

Ray Bentsen wrote:
Richard Serkes wrote:If memory serves (and it' s been getting a little sketchy lately) I think i've saved contacts as vCards and then drag-and-dropped them into Outlook.
Wow. That actually worked. Dragging a vCard into the People sidebar added contact data ... including the photo. Cool.

:)
Well, whodathunkit? I wonder if you save your entire set of contacts as one humongous vCard if you could just drag that or if you have to do each one separately? But it would still be a lot easier if Microsoft had created an import option.
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Re: OS X 10.10.3 Public Beta

Post by Ray Bentsen » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:41 am

Richard Serkes wrote: I wonder if you save your entire set of contacts as one humongous vCard if you could just drag that ...
Yes, that works also ... so it only takes a few seconds to migrate all contact info from your Mac Contacts app to Microsoft Outlook for Mac.
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Re: OS X 10.10.3 Public Beta

Post by Richard Serkes » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:11 am

Ray Bentsen wrote:
Richard Serkes wrote: I wonder if you save your entire set of contacts as one humongous vCard if you could just drag that ...
Yes, that works also ... so it only takes a few seconds to migrate all contact info from your Mac Contacts app to Microsoft Outlook for Mac.
;)
Thanks for doing the heavy lifting, Ray. I may rethink this beta.
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Re: OS X 10.10.3 Public Beta

Post by Ray Bentsen » Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:51 pm

One more successful Outlook experiment:

I discovered that when calendar event groupings are exported from BusyCal, an ICS file is created. That file's icon can then be dragged to the Outlook Calendar window to import all of the events belonging to that grouping.

Double-clicking on any event in Outlook Calendar displays a dialog box similar to that of BusyCal (see screenshot).

Cool.

;)

P.S. I am reminded that I have to edit that event to Tuesdays!
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Re: OS X 10.10.3 Public Beta

Post by Stephen Hart » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:31 pm

Stephen Hart wrote:One more question, Ray.
Is text in the caption or description field preserved when you import an Aperture library to Photos?
The answer, for the release version of Photos is yes.
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