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

Volume 76, December, 2004

Point of View
Mike Bridge, OMUG President

The time of year to enjoy family and friends is upon us already. After a year of events that made it seem to fly by, I for one would like to reflect on the positive things in my life.

One thing that has been a positive through war news, hurricanes, elections, and personal ups and downs is OMUG. This year our group has really had great meetings, thanks to the presenters and members. The refreshments have been wonderful, I always like them! With all the changes in the Mac world this year we have all shared information to make understanding and staying up to date much easier. In a difficult year we have seen our membership increase, thanks to the hard work and goodwill of all of us.

I’m looking forward to celebrating the season with all of you and wish everyone a joyous holiday season and the best new year ever.

Happy Holidays,
PS. Really good treats at our holiday meeting!

December Program

As you no doubt remember, we do not have a scheduled program for our Christmas Party. However, we plan to have some good Christmas background music accompanying a projected slide show with winter scenes just to put you in the mood for the season. Also, OMUG will have a special gift for each member that we hope you will find useful and unique. Our President, Mike Bridge will have comments for the group. Again, if any one has specific ideas for programs for the upcoming year, please bring them with you to the Christmas Party.

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


Quickly Scroll with Spacebar
Want to quickly scroll up or down while viewing a web page in Safari? Tap the Spacebar to scroll down the page. To scroll up, hold down the Shift key at the same time. Apple eNews

Resize Text in Safari
Sometimes the text on a Web page is just too small to read without squinting so hard that you get premature wrinkles. Instead of resigning yourself to regular Botox treatments, try this shortcut in Safari (as well as most other browsers): Hold down Command and press the plus sign (+) or minus sign (-) keys to adjust the text size to your liking. The text will retain your new setting in that particular window (or tab) and revert to the default for the next window or tab you open.
MacAddict Magazine

Internet Explorer - Moving to Safari
Q: Is there a way to import my Internet Explorer Favorites into Safari, and if there is, are they imported as a separate folder or can they be dropped into the Safari Bookmarks Bar?—James F. Henderson

A: Internet Explorer Favorites are typically imported into Safari the very first time you run Safari. After that, though, things become a little more complicated. Safari doesn’t provide a way to import bookmarks beyond first launch, so you’ll need to use Gordon Byrne’s Safari Enhancer (http://www.lordofthecows. com/safari_enhancer.php/) to make the transfer. Once imported, the bookmarks will appear in Safari’s Bookmarks page. You can then rearrange them the way you want, including dragging them to the Bookmarks Bar or sorting them into folders.
macHOME HotTips
(Safari Enhancer is a freeware program)

iPhoto or Photoshop

Q: When I connect my digital camera to my Mac via USB, Apple’s iPhoto automatically opens. I use Adobe Photoshop to manipulate my photos and would like it to open when I connect the camera. I’ve explored both iPhoto’s preferences and System Preferences find a way to achieve this, but I’ve been unsuccessful. Can you help? —Robert Steven Connett

A: You’re right to look to a preference to direct Photoshop to open when you connect your camera, but you’ve missed the appropriate application. That application is Image Capture (found inside OS X’s Applications folder). Launch Image Capture, choose “Preferences” from the Image Capture menu, and in the resulting window, select “Other” from the Camera Preferences popup menu. In the list that appears, navigate to your copy of Photoshop, select it, and click on “Open.” The next time you connect your camera, Photoshop should launch.

Chris Breen’s Mac 911
via The Finder, Mid-Columbia MUG
Kennewick WA
(you can use Photoshop Elements also)

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 352-343-2813; 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.

Check out the OMUG home page at

NOVEMBER 30, 2004

Bank Balance Nov. 1 , 2004 text $653.51
Income: November 4 meeting 50/50 Raffle Tickets $42.00
Total Receipts: text $42.00
Expenses: November 4 meeting Rent (Senior Center)
(Earl Satterfield)
Total Expenses: text -$58.00
xBank Balance Nov.30,2004xx


Respectfully submitted:
Clint Jones, Treasurer

Report by
Judy Rankin


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

All the Board of Directors are available for help, also. See them on the Board of Directors page of this web site.