Re: Entourage Sound Sets



"Cody Williams" wrote:

Is it possible for me to download and install a new sound set(s) to Entourage
2008?

There were changes to the way Entourage uses sounds in Entourage 2008. See
this page for help.

<http://fuzzyco.com/news/geekery/converting_or_creating_sound_sets_for_entou
rage_2008.html>

<http://www.entourage.mvps.org/soundsets.html>

A user recently posted the following. I haven¹t checked it against the link.
I use custom sounds in rules rather than use the general alert sounds. See
Rule to Play Sound

Rule to Play Sound <http://www.entourage.mvps.org/rules/sounds.html>
========user posted steps=========
I create a folder in the Entourage sounds folder called
"sound_1.eradgesoundset", i call it sound_1 but it can be what you want. The
important thing is the .eradgesounset.

I put in this folder my sounds, for example :

welcome.wav
soundset.plist
No Mail.aiff
reminder.wav
New Mail.aiff
Mail Sent.aiff
Mail Fetch Error.aiff
goodbye.wav

You can put in what you want, mp3, aiff or wav.

Then i created a file with BBedit call :

"soundset.plist"

This file must be in the "sound_1.eradgesoundset" folder with yout own
sounds.

This file look like this :

--------------------------------------------
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN"
"http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd
<http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd>">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>SoundSetFileFormatVersion</key>
<integer>0</integer>
<key>SoundSetUserString</key>
<string>My soundset</string>
<key>SoundSetURL</key>
<string>http://www.officeformac.com</string&gt
<http://www.officeformac.com</string&gt>;
<key>SoundFile_MailError</key>
<string>Mail Fetch Error.aiff</string>
<key>SoundFile_MailSent</key>
<string>Mail Sent.aiff</string>
<key>SoundFile_NewMail</key>
<string>New Mail.aiff</string>
<key>SoundFile_NoMail</key>
<string>No Mail.aiff</string>
<key>SoundFile_Reminder</key>
<string>reminder.wav</string>
<key>SoundFile_Welcome</key>
<string>welcome.wav</string>
</dict>
</plist>

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the "<string>http://www.officeformac.com</string&gt
<http://www.officeformac.com</string&gt>;"
you can put what you want here between the open strings.

the <string>My soundset</string>, can be what u want to and also nothing.

Then Open Entourage and select your new soundset in the menu.

Hope this help

--
Diane

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