Official newsletter of the Ocala Macintosh User Group which meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Multipurpose Senior Center
Volume 77, January 2005
Point of View
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The year 2005 sounds like a date from a science fiction story to me. Time marches on and so does OMUG.
I am sure our favorite computer company will keep us busy all year with hardware and software surprises. It all starts with Macworld Expo 2005 SF in January. Every year they stream Steve Jobs keynote presentation live on the internet. This address sets the tone for the rest of the year at Apple. Steve tries to have a surprise or two for the mac masses. We already know that we will be seeing the next version of OS X in 2005, that alone is going to affect us as it seems to be a major upgrade to OS X.
The year ahead for OMUG should be an exciting one just dealing with the Apple news and developments. To add our own informative, interesting, and exciting programs makes the year something to look forward to. Please let me or any board member know if you have an idea for or would like to present a program. I know our group has many interesting stories of how to use your computer. Your ideas are always welcome.
I have been getting a lot of questions about OS X 10.3 Panther at the last couple of meetings. So this month's meeting will address the basic changes and new features of Panther. I have some short videos to show and we can have live demos and answer questions about this great operating system.
Ill see you there and bring along some ideas for the new year.
As Mike mentioned above, we plan to dedicate our January 2005 program to OS X 10.3.x or Panther which is the latest Mac OS out there until Mac OS X 10.4 or Tiger comes on the scene. Many of our group are now using Panther and anyone lucky enough to have received a new Mac for Christmas will have the Panther OS X version as the operating system. So come on out on Tuesday night January 4th and learn about the present feline Mac OS.
OMUG wishes to thank all those who made our Christmas Party such a great success. A special thanks to Clint Jones and the Copy Shoppe for the fantastic job on the OMUG mouse pads and to Mike Bridge for the great artwork.
From the Macintosh Hints & Tips column created for the San Diego Macintosh User Groups newsletter.
Add Photos in TextEdit
You can use the Alignment controls to shift it hard left, hard right, or into the center. Alternatively, you can use tabs and spaces to position it.
Most people do not realize you can burn more than one session on a CD-R disc using Apples Disc Burn software. In OS X, open Disk Copy, and choose Burn disc from the File menu. After selecting what you want to burn, click on the little blue triangle for more options. You will see you can check a box that lets you burn more sessions to the same disc.
Spell Check Everywhere
You can spell check in Safari, iChat or any other Cocoa applications, thanks to its Cocoa roots. Here's how:1) Highlight the word you wish to spell check and Control-click (Right-Click) on the highlighted text.2) Select Spelling from the contextual menu and then Check Spelling from the submenu. Or choose from the list of close matches at the top of the submenu.OS X's spell checker will kick in and check spelling for you.
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.
If you are interested in Scanners, PhotoShop or Digital Cameras call
Check out the OMUG home page at http://angelfire.com/zine2/omug/mugshot.html
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 email@example.com
PrintShop or Print Explosion Judy Rankin 821-2322 Judyrookh@aol.com
CD Burners : Jake Jackson 854-3373 firstname.lastname@example.orgGeneral Mac Problems : Tim Rankin 821-2201 Rookh@aol.com
All the Board of Directors are available for help, also. See them on the Board of Directors page of this web site.