Dan Crevier's Blog

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April, 2004

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    FaceIds on Office toolbar buttons

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    When creating custom Office toolbar buttons (aka command bars), you can set the FaceId to some icon. But, where do you figure out what values you can use? I found an article on MSDN that helps out: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url...
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    Chris Pratley on Word

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    Chris Pratley posted a very interesting history of Word . As someone much more involved with the Mac at the time, it's something I didn't know that much about. I actually spent the summer of '91 in Japan doing an internship at Sumitomo Electronics. I...
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    The complications of installing Outlook COM Add-ins

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    Omar has a post on the complications of installing Outlook COM Add-ins . It's almost enough to make me want to give up on playing with Outlook COM Add-ins as a fun side project.
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    Apple sold more iPods than Macs in the last quarter

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    See http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040414/sfw099_1.html . Apple shipped 749 thousand Macintosh® units and 807 thousand iPods during the quarter, representing a 5 percent increase in CPU units and a 909 percent increase in iPods over the year-ago...
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    A9 - Amazon's new search engine

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    Amazon is entering the search engine space with A9 . They have the 7 reasons A9 is cool . There are some cool features: You can search books - this is a cool bridge between the collection of the knowledge on the web and the collection of information...
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    Longhorn scoping

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    Jeremy Mazner posts on the Longhorn scoping . In his posts, he notes the lack of posts by other Microsoft bloggers on the subject. I have to admit, it's in the realm of topics I've avoided because I'm not sure what is or is not public.
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    Passing parameters in C#

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    On the C# FAQ blog , there was a post on why reference parameter types aren't polymorphic. In the feedback section, there was some further confusion. Part of the problem is that the terminology is a bit confusing. You have variables that are reference...
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    Regulator 2.0 beta is out

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    Regulator is a regular expression testing tool. Roy Osherove blogs about the latest beta here . I haven't played with it much yet, but it looks like a great way search for regular expressions others have created, and test your regular expressions. Regular...
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    Usability

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    http://daringfireball.net has an interesting post on usability (and a follow up ) on usability. I agree this problem is hard. When you are immersed in something and understand its details inside and out, it's hard to design it in a way that's approachable...
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    Trojan horse on the Mac

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    Intego has a press release on a Mac Trojan Horse here . It seems they are trying frighten people into getting their product and it's likely not a real threat. The details are sketchy though. Whether or not this issue is real, I do think Mac OS X is as...
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    Why doesn't Microsoft Entourage use the Apple Address Book?

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    A fairly common question that comes up in mailing lists and other forums is “Why doesn’t Entourage use the Apple address book?” I’ll give you my take on that here. As a disclaimer, I want to make sure it’s clear that this...
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    Mac Office 2004 is approaching RTM

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    The press release has gone out . Unless some horrible bug is found in the next couple of weeks, Mac Office 2004 should be out in May. Rick Schaut posts about some of the work done in Word 2004. As he mentions, Entourage 2004 does support have some support...
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    PC Laptops

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    There have been a series of gripes on PC laptops here , here , and here . I thought I'd share some thoughts of my own. Since joining the Windows group, I've been carrying around both my Apple TiBook, and a new Dell Inspiron 8600. Yes, my bag is heavy...
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    A history of Entourage and becoming an Office application

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    Omar posted a history of Entourage and the journey to becoming an Office application . I knew it had to be Omar, since he misspelled becoming :-) As the development lead for OE 5 and then for Entourage 2001, I went through all of this with Omar. Mac...
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    Outlook COM Add-ins and security prompts

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    As you know if you’ve been reading my previous blog entries is that I’m playing around with Outlook plugins. One thing that’s always bugged Outlook is that it always uses the reply style with the short header attribution like this: From...
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