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    Has anyone been brave enough to try it?

    If so, can you share if it fixes the "tiny print" issue when printing Outlook emails?

    I would try it myself, but this is a work computer and I am not free to download at will. My IT dept is holding back because of the problems with IE 7.

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    [quote name='ATPWordPro' post='766229' date='19-Mar-2009 11:19'][/quote]

    I've been using IE8 RC1 since Jan 26. It has worked well for me. Very few we site issues most of which were taken care of by "compatibility view". No printing issues that I recall although I can't say specifically that I test Outlook printing. I'm sure I've printed from Outlook since I installed IE8. I'll install the new release later today.

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    [quote name='ATPWordPro' post='766229' date='19-Mar-2009 12:19']Has anyone been brave enough to try it?

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    I have been holding off installing IE8 until the final release. Today at noontime EDT. I just got done installing it and thus far, ALL LOOKS FINE! Just have to do some tweaking options and should be good to go!
    ( don't know about the fine print change yet )

    Anyone who wants the final version can get it here. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-...er/default.aspx
    About a 16 MB download and after checking for updates, one reboot.
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    [quote name='viking33' post='766252' date='19-Mar-2009 12:35'][/quote]

    16MB for Xp. Only 13MB for 32-bit Vista.

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    [quote name='viking33' post='766252' date='19-Mar-2009 12:35']
    16MB for Xp. Only 13MB for 32-bit Vista.

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    Right. Also the Vista version is here. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-.../thank-you.aspx
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    [quote name='viking33' post='766260' date='19-Mar-2009 12:51'][/quote]

    So far I've installed it on Vista Business SP-1, Vista Ultimate SP-1, & XP Pro SP-3 systems and all seems well.

    A little later: 3 more XP Pro SP-3 systems and 2 Windows 2003 server R2 SP-2 x-86 systems.

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    [quote name='ATPWordPro' post='766229' date='19-Mar-2009 12:19'][/quote]
    Just installed it on a Vista Ultimate SP1 system and everything seems OK. I'll still be using Firefox as my primary browser however.
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    I installed the Dutch language version of IE8 on my home PC. Up to now, it's working well, I haven't encountered any problems.

    After a short perusal, I decided that I'm not interested in the new features Accelerators and Web Slices. they might be useful to others though.

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='766235' date='19-Mar-2009 17:39'][/quote]
    Hei Joe
    If you install the new IE8 does it retain all your prior IE7 settings such as Favorites, Internet Options, Add Ons etc?
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    [quote name='ATPWordPro' post='766229' date='19-Mar-2009 23:19']Has anyone been brave enough to try it?

    If so, can you share if it fixes the "tiny print" issue when printing Outlook emails?

    I would try it myself, but this is a work computer and I am not free to download at will. My IT dept is holding back because of the problems with IE 7.

    Thanks.
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    I have just installed it, but seem awash in updates for incompatibilities with oddities, such as HP Smart Web Printing. The download and initial install was smooth and swift, but just how many incompatibilities are there?

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    [quote name='peterg' post='766414' date='20-Mar-2009 17:04']I have just installed it, but seem awash in updates for incompatibilities with oddities, such as HP Smart Web Printing. The download and initial install was smooth and swift, but just how many incompatibilities are there?[/quote]
    Click the Compatibility Mode button on the toolbar if you have problems on a web page.

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    [quote name='RonH' post='766413' date='20-Mar-2009 11:01'][/quote]

    Generally yes. If you have add add-ins that are not compatible with IE8 it will offer to let you disable the add-in. But settings, favorites, etc. are brought forward.

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    [quote name='ATPWordPro' post='766229' date='19-Mar-2009 09:19']Has anyone been brave enough to try it?

    If so, can you share if it fixes the "tiny print" issue when printing Outlook emails?

    I would try it myself, but this is a work computer and I am not free to download at will. My IT dept is holding back because of the problems with IE 7.

    Thanks.
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    Been using it for a while here also with no problems. I also left I.E. 7Pro in place and it works as well.
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    [quote name='ATPWordPro' post='766229' date='19-Mar-2009 09:19']If so, can you share if it fixes the "tiny print" issue when printing Outlook emails?[/quote]
    Although this problems seems to persist in some situations (see [topic="677808"]Small Text on Printed HTML Emails (Outlook 2003 SP3) (Outlook)[/topic]), I think Microsoft's partial solution addresses some of the more common cases. See When you print an e-mail message in either Office Outlook 2003 or Outlook Express, the printed message is so small that it is unreadable (MSKB 932538) for more info on the fix. I did not install the hotfix, so I do not have the referenced registry settings to tweak.

    Anyway, I can't find any badly behaved HTML emails to test at the moment. Currently, my HTML emails print from Outlook 2003 at 100% and truncate any unwrappable content. That's not ideal, but I don't see any way to adjust that.

    <hr width='50%'> U p d a t e !<hr width='50%'>
    I was able to locate a super-shrinking message (due to deep indenting of replies). By default, IE8 shrinks it exactly the same way as IE7. However, when you open File > Page Setup from a message in IE8, you can uncheck the shrink to fit box, so this prevents that behavior. The bad news is, without shrinking, my message went from 8 unreadable pages to 55 pages, most with a thin stream of characters down the center of the page. (I hate this indenting feature.)

    Unfortunately, due to an incompatibility with a third party application, I had to uninstall IE8. Probably will try it again after a scheduled mid-year upgrade to that application. But until then, can't test any further.

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    [quote name='jscher2000' post='766757' date='22-Mar-2009 20:33']Although this problems seems to persist in some situations (see [topic="677808"]Small Text on Printed HTML Emails (Outlook 2003 SP3) (Outlook)[/topic]), I think Microsoft's partial solution addresses some of the more common cases. See When you print an e-mail message in either Office Outlook 2003 or Outlook Express, the printed message is so small that it is unreadable (MSKB 932538) for more info on the fix. I did not install the hotfix, so I do not have the referenced registry settings to tweak.

    Anyway, I can't find any badly behaved HTML emails to test at the moment. Currently, my HTML emails print from Outlook 2003 at 100% and truncate any unwrappable content. That's not ideal, but I don't see any way to adjust that.

    <hr width='50%'> U p d a t e !<hr width='50%'>
    I was able to locate a super-shrinking message (due to deep indenting of replies). By default, IE8 shrinks it exactly the same way as IE7. However, when you open File > Page Setup from a message in IE8, you can uncheck the shrink to fit box, so this prevents that behavior. The bad news is, without shrinking, my message went from 8 unreadable pages to 55 pages, most with a thin stream of characters down the center of the page. (I hate this indenting feature.)

    Unfortunately, due to an incompatibility with a third party application, I had to uninstall IE8. Probably will try it again after a scheduled mid-year upgrade to that application. But until then, can't test any further.[/quote]

    Thank you so much. I've just shared this with my IT dept. I appreciate the detailed answer.

    Thanks everyone for letting me know your browsing experiences. I think my IT will probably continue to hold off though. The attorneys and staff here use the internest extensively for research and would panic at the smallest incompatibility. Clicking one button to adjust it would matter not.

    I suppose I'll install it on a VM at home for web site testing purposes. But for general browsing I'll stick with Safari.

    Thanks again.

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