Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Converting an Outlook .PST to Mac Mail for OS X

Or, how to migrate your Outlook 2003 mailbox, contacts and calendar items to Mac OS X.

1. Do yourself a favor, spent $10, save your self hours and hours of extra work, and buy Little Machine’s Outlook-to-Mac (O2M). It will convert your outlook profile/.PST to Mac friendly standards perfectly. Download and install.

2. From you PC with your Outlook 2003 profile open, run O2M and follow the prompts, asking you nicely to place a check mark next which folders you want to convert. YES. This does include sub-folders, sent items, drafts, etc. You can also select your contacts and you calendar for conversion as well.

3. Copy the folders created by O2M to a thumb drive or maybe a CD and then copy them on to your Mac OS X machine.

4. From your Mac you can now go through each app, mail, address book and ical, and import your stuff. File > Import > Mailboxes, vCards or iCal file.

Done.

Monday, 5 May 2008

Editing PDFs in OS X

Here is a great little Mac OS X app for editing PDFs: PDFPen from Smile On My Mac.

PDFPen

Some of its features:

  1. Replace text in original PDF with editable text blocks
  2. Fill out and save PDF forms
  3. Move, resize, copy and delete images in original PDF
  4. Copy and paste rich text; retain fonts and formatting when copying
    from PDFs
  5. Select and copy text across multiple columns
  6. Overlay text and images onto PDF (for example, sign purchase orders
    by applying signature image)
  7. Show PDFs in single, facing-page, multi-page, and multiple facing-page views
  8. Insert and remove pages; re-order pages in a PDF by drag & drop

Thursday, 1 May 2008