Treasure Island
Posted in Bookbinding
Afternoon watch, 6 bells (3:21 pm)

Ben asked about formatting/typesetting books, here's Treasure Island so you can see what I've done.

If you open the file, it's obvious that the pages are in a weird order. When printed duplex and folded properly into 4-page signatures, everything lines up properly, I promise.

I was even able to remove page numbers from blank pages in Word 2007. It was tricky, but I bent it to my will.

Here is the Dracula file as well.

Apple iPhone and Exchange Synchronization
Posted in Tech
Afternoon watch, 3 bells (1:57 pm)

There are a lot of pages about getting your Apple iPhone connected to your corporate Exchange server, but most of them were complicated and confusing. Our VP of Sales just got one (Apple iPhone) and wanted to hook up the ActiveSync stuff to his eMail account.

Myself, being resistant to even deploying Exchange, knew pretty much nothing about it, but I'm good at figuring things out. What it all boils down to is this:

If you have an Exchange 2007 server running, and allow users to connect via HTTPS through your firewall to the Exchange server, you don't need to do anything else. Just punch in your firewall address in the Apple iPhone mail application as the mailserver. It will automatically try to connect via port 443 (HTTPS). I'm sure this is different if you have multiple Exchange servers with different roles, but we only have one that does everything. So all the stuff about https://server.domain.ext/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync/ and what not were just confusing.

Our VP is now able to connect to his synchronized mailbox from his Apple iPhone just like he's at his desk, except smaller and without Microsoft software.

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