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
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 youre 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 CDs and DVDs. 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. Dont miss this presentation as practically everyone uses CDs 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 www.endtheclutter.com 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.
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.
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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 dont need searched, and it will speed up the indexing of your content, helping you Find even faster.
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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 Groups newsletter.
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Ocala Macintosh User Group
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
PrintShop or Print Explosion Judy Rankin 821-2322 Judyrookh@aol.com
CD Burners : Jake Jackson 854-3373 email@example.comGeneral Mac Problems : Tim Rankin 821-2201 Rookh@aol.com