Official newsletter of the Ocala Macintosh User Group which meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Multipurpose Senior Center

Volume 57 - June 2003

The View From Here
Tim Rankin, OMUG President

Realizing that Summer is beginning and folks will be going on vacation and to parts unknown, our OMUG attendance normally takes quite a hit this time of year. My plea to you is if you’re not out of town on the night of our general OMUG meeting please come out and support your club. We need a good showing at these general meetings to provide an adequate audience for those coming out to present programs. It takes time and effort to prepare material to present to a group and it is “icing on the cake” when there is a good turnout to learn from and enjoy the presentation. Realizing too that not everyone is interested in every program presented, still it is important that you make every effort to come out and support our group. Remember, if the particular program being presented is not your primary interest, it is possible that one of the next programs may be right up your alley. Just remember, you might be the one giving the next presentation and you would greatly appreciate a nice turnout for your program. See you Tuesday night June 3rd!

OMUG June Program

Stephanie Rhode, our new local Mac Evangelist, will present a program on CD’s and DVD’s. She is going to tell you everything you wanted to know and more when it comes to understanding and using this great technology. Stephanie is a computer trainer and regularly holds seminars, does in home training as well as training via the internet. She lives in On Top of the World and writes a computer column for the South Marion Citizen in which she promotes our OMUG group. Even though she is more oriented toward the “Pee Cee”, she has an affection for things Macintosh and has close relatives who have “seen the light” and are using Macs. Don’t miss this presentation as practically everyone uses CD’s and more and more are venturing into the world of the DVD. If you would like to get a preview of exactly what Stephanie Rhode is all about go to which is her very well done web site and check it out!

Susan and Joe Pipala Are Among new members of Apple MUG Regional Liaisons

New members of the Apple Regional Liaison Team (RLT) have been announced and Susan and Joe Pipala are among those appointed.

To quote the news release "Apple Regional Liaisons are user group leaders who run successful user groups in their communities," according to Apple. "As volunteers, they have made themselves available to help groups in their areas of responsibility thrive. They also network with groups in their regions and keep Apple informed on local needs."

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No OS 9 in Next Photoshop Release

Adobe is expected to release the next version of Photoshop sometime this fall and they have announced that it will not support Mac OS 9. Future version of Mac OS X will not support OS 9 and it is felt that software developers will follow suit and make their future releases available for OS X only.

DiskWarrior 3.0 Arrives

Alsoft, Inc. has release DiskWarrior 3.0, their latest version of the utility program. It rebuilds, recovers, and optimizes HFS and HFS Plus disk directories by building a replacement directory that can be previewed and compared to the existing directory. The new version is Mac OS X native.

DiskWarrior 3 is for Mac OS X 10.2.1 and up. The CD includes DiskWarrior 2.1 and an earlier version of Mac OS for Macs not capable of running Mac OS X and it sells for $79.95. If you have version 2 you can update for $39.95 plus shipping and handling. The updates must be purchased through Alsoft web site ( or the phone sales store.

If you have a question that you would like answered in the newsletter please send an e-mail to:

Is your Mac acting up on you!? Crashing, freezing – or did it just die?

Need help with these and all other problems or repairs pertaining to Macs.
Contact Joe Pipala 352-742-9545; Mon.-Fri. 8:00 to 5:00 P.M.

New Member Service Offered

Tired of feeling left out?
One on One Mac classes now starting.
If you are interested in Mac Basics, Ebay, Maintenance or Internet
Contact Joe & Susan Pipala 352-742-9545; Mon.-Fri. 8:00 to 5:00 P.M

If you are interested in Scanners, PhotoShop or Digital Cameras call
Tim & Judy Rankin at 352-821-2201; Mon.-Fri. 8:00 to 5:00 P.M.

Speed Up Your Searches

When you use its built-in Find function, Mac OS X v10.2 searches by default in over a dozen languages besides English. To speed up your search, choose Preferences in the Finder menu and click the Select button at the very bottom of the dialog. In the ensuing dialog, turn off the languages that you don’t need searched, and it will speed up the indexing of your content, helping you ‘Find’ even faster.


Check out the OMUG home page at

Calendar of Events

There is a calendar of events for the Ocala, Lake, and Villages Mugs groups on the OMUG website. Just go to the home page and click on the Calendar of Events on the left side of the page. This calendar can be downloaded to your computer as a graphic gif file.

From the Macintosh Hints & Tips column created for the San Diego Macintosh User Group’s newsletter.

These Hints and Tips are compiled from Mac User Group newsletters from across the country and other sources and are brought to you courtesy of Mac Hints & Tips.

See the Whole Name
Place your cursor over a very long file name (not the icon, but the name) in list or column view, and Jaguar shows you to complete file name after a brief pause. Hold down the Option key and the complete file names show up without a pause. The Option key trick works in icon view as well.

Launch Classic Easily
Applications that run in Mac OS X’s Classic environment sometimes run poorly if Classic isn’t already running before you launch the application. You can place a Classic launcher in the Dock by starting Classic (use the Classic pane in System Preferences), then while Classic is starting up, Control/click the Classic icon in the Dock and select “Keep In Dock” from the contextual menu that appears. From then on, you can start Classic by clicking its icon in the Dock.
Design Tools Monthly

Ocala Macintosh User Group
Annual Financial Report
May 31, 2003

Bank Balance May 30, 2002 text $752.33
Income: May 6 meeting Memberships: Baldwin, Corbetts, Jackson, Jones,Lundys,
Moore, Murrays, Patrice, Rankins, Smyth, Holmes, Sullivan

50/50 raffle


+$ 20.00

Total Receipts: text +$1107.33
Expenses: Rent (Senior Center)
Raffle Items (Earl Satterfield)
Newsletter (Earl Satterfield - fee applied to membership dues)
- 52.35
Total Expenses: text
Bank Balance May 31, 2003 text $1054.98

Respectfully submitted,
Judy Rankin, Treasurer

We have a number of volunteers who are available to help you with problems you may encounter using software:

PageMaker or Digital Camera Art Golden 873-1530

PrintShop or Print Explosion Judy Rankin 821-2322

CD Burners : Jake Jackson 854-3373

General Mac Problems : Tim Rankin 821-2201