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Merlin – refresh resources’ address

on 21. January 2011

In Merlin you can utilize contacts from Address Book, MS Entourage or LDAP server as resources for your projects. We have described in the past how this helps when working on multiple projects and require a pool with “master resources“.

The idea is simple. As a mac PM you probably already use Address Book or MS Entourage to manage your contacts, so why entering this data again and again for each and every one new project? You simply insert a contact from the library in your Merlin project and Merlin links to the contact of the source application. If you click on the icon or  displayed next to the name of the resource, the relevant application will be started and the person in Address Book will be displayed. As the resources are linked to the relevant data record, all modifications you make in the source application can reflect back in Merlin.

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Written by Vicky Stamatopoulou
Vicky Stamatopoulou works at ProjectWizards. She contributes to the MacPM.net blog, Merlin user forums, or other web spaces of ProjectWizards. The content provided is about Merlin or Mac usage, documentation, AppleScripting, or customization. Google+

Merlin: LDAP server

on 10. September 2009

Merlin supports LDAP server additionally to the Apple Address Book or MS Entourage, and lists contacts from all these various sources in the Library.

If you prefer however working with only one source, and want to disable the display of Address Book or MS Entourage records you can simply switch off the according check boxes in the ‘Address Books’ area of the ‘Library’ tab in Merlin ‘Preferences…’ pane.

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In the same tab you can setup the use of a LDAP server.
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Written by Vicky Stamatopoulou
Vicky Stamatopoulou works at ProjectWizards. She contributes to the MacPM.net blog, Merlin user forums, or other web spaces of ProjectWizards. The content provided is about Merlin or Mac usage, documentation, AppleScripting, or customization. Google+