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how to disable alt+shift+o in Vista Outlook

by soconncnet / April 3, 2008 5:09 AM PDT

While writing in Irish (Gaelic) I need to be able to accent all vowels, both upper and lower case. In XP I set up short cuts as follows: ctrl+vowel gave me the lower case accented vowel, while alt+shift+vowel gave me the upper case vowel. Now in Vista the previous set of short cuts works fine in Word, but in Outlook alt+shift+o sends me to Format. I need to disable this function in Vista Outlook. Please do not suggest that I use the number pad to get upper case accented "o".


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What version of MS Office?
by Kees Bakker / April 3, 2008 5:51 AM PDT

XP, 2003, 2007? Might make a difference. In fact, I think the version of Office might be more important than the version of the OS (XP, Vista).


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Office Version?
by soconncnet / April 3, 2008 7:15 AM PDT

Apologies for the omission. MS Office 2007 Small Busines

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Link, comment.
by Kees Bakker / April 4, 2008 3:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Office Version?
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deletion of a shortcut
by soconncnet / April 4, 2008 5:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Link, comment.

Many thanks. Something like this was tried earlier, and failed. A much more accomplished computer operator is now reproducing my set of 'vowels with accents shortcuts' in Office 2007/Outlook to see how to overcome the problem. If successful, I will send a note to the Forum. Again, thanks.

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