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    How about an OL 2003 forum (Outlook 2003)

    Having just installed Office 2003 and noted the significant differences between it and previous release, I wonder if it makes sense to have a separate forum for the 2003 release? For example, I had a problem several years ago that cropped up again in OL. Found the previous solution, which entails dealing with the registry and the entries I sought are no longer there. I don't know enough about the registry to know if this is the way it usually goes with office and the registry so I may be way off base.

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    Re: How about an OL 2003 forum (Outlook 2003)

    To your question the answer is no. If you noticed when posting a NEW question there is a Version box, if this is used then the subject will reflect that version.

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    Re: How about an OL 2003 forum (Outlook 2003)

    We tend to keep different versions in the same forum. Access has evolved considerably from Access 95, through 97, 2000 and 2002 to 2003, but we still have only one Access forum. Despite the differences, a lot of the underlying concepts is the same. The same holds for the various Outlook versions.

    Having separate Outlook <2003 and Outlook 2003 forums would probably lead to duplicate posts and confusion. For example, where should I post my questions about the migration from, say, Outlook 200 to Outlook 2003?

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    Re: How about an OL 2003 forum (Outlook 2003)

    So what is the problem that you are having?
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    Re: How about an OL 2003 forum (Outlook 2003)

    I just posted in the lounge matters section a suggestion that maybe we should be able to filter by version number. I hope this does not count as a cross post.

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    Re: How about an OL 2003 forum (Outlook 2003)

    The problem was that I had multiple occurances of pst folders in OL2003. Several years ago I had a similar problem with an earlier releas of OL and maryj provided a solution. But when I tried what she suggested (involved changing the registry) I couldn't find what needed to be done, I've since learned that the basic solution (deleting some registry keys) was the same, but because of the difference in either operating systems or office releases, the Key Folder structure had changed (the keys were now under Windows NT.

    Bottom line, is that I got it fixed last night and Mary's original suggestion pointed me in the right direction, but searching for the right answer, might have been easier with something on the lines of the filtering mentioned in this thread.

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    Re: How about an OL 2003 forum (Outlook 2003)

    A possible workaround would be to be able to search on more than one criterion. Once we have bottomed all the transition issues to the New Lounge, we will try and have a look at that. Speaking on a possibly parallel issue, it is often the case that I can remember both the content of a post and the poster but searching on only one of the two is like looking for a needle in a haystack. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Dealing with your specific request, you will have noted that Outlook 98 and 97 were radically different from Outlook 2000 and we seem to have managed that transition reasonably smoothly. It is also the case that Access - which is the highest volume of all our boards - has an even stronger case for version splitting; particularly in relation to Access 97 (which is still heavily used).

    HTH
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