Thanks to Larry Freeborg for his uplifting presentation explaining the upside-down, in some of our minds, spiral. Once explained quite sensible. Most important is attitude. Be positive and remember you're in charge of how you react. Don't let the bonus years fly by without having a rudder.
Separate User on your MAC
Jack McCleskey explained how we can create another user account completely separate from our own. Go to System Preferences, Users & Groups, unlock, click +, and fill in the information. You may use the Parental Controls as well, even, or especially for adults.
Don't forget the password you assign.
Irene & David Hall
Gave a very informative capsulation of iMovie. It has so many options I was snowed under. Their advice of making use of the Help furnished within the program is very good. The ability of the program to use stills as well as video was a surprise to me. Try it out and be sure to call Irene for help.
Your iPhone can download video directly to the MAC and iMovie does a good job of stabilizing it.
Here is some info on a program which can play almost any type of media. VLC Media Player is a free download which seems to be designed for video although is able to handle almost any file type. I haven't used it so would suggest Googling and reading about it. At our last meeting it was suggested to enable users to open almost any type of document file. Specifically, Reno asked about .docx files as he was having difficulty with Microsofts new Word format.
We all have Textedit on our MACs and it should be able to open the .docx Word files. Right click on the file and select Open With.
Another option would be to take advantage of some of the free or almost free Office programs out there. Neo Office for MAC, Apache, Open Office, LibreOffice and others which are designed for MAC.
$10 a year
which Mikey likes and uses.
|A split-off of Open Office|
Taking my own advice I checked the above program. It's on the App Store for $49.95 and will surely simplify keeping track of passwords. Google it or Yahoo it or even use Bing. Also there are free programs on the web. Hope this helps, Cheryl.
Larry; are you sure you have to leave so soon. We'll miss you.
Next Week 3/5/13
Larry will demo FreeMind. There were some other suggestions; Keynote, Backup, Superduper, Time Machine file retrieval. Wait and see. Surely will be interesting.
Why does the Muslim Brotherhood get free F16s when we can't be trusted with personal weapons?
Your faithful servant,