John Carter to the rescue. A question on NeoOffice brought this speedy reply. "Documents written with Pages will not come up in NeoOffice, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, or MS Office.
Info on Apple Mail and Pages has been posted by Mary An Clark on the PMUG site: www.pmug.us/benefits/tips-n-tricks/ and we can thank John Carter for being the contact person for this. Take a look at the other reports posted there, too.
Add to iTunes as a Spoken Track. Make New Sticky Note. Summarize.
Jim Hamm's been busy with Mavericks, don't you know. He sends us one more link with helpful information. "With the release of Mavericks Apple has enabled FREE upgrades for iWork apps such as Pages, Numbers and Keynote. Here's an article with further details. A nice touch by Apple.
John Carter is a busy guy. You've heard his PMUG presentations, maybe his SIG ones, too. But John can give you personal help for those pesky problems that are slowing you down. At Saturday's PMUG meeting former Prez Howard LaPittus was bragging on John's helpfulness. Email John here. And he passes along the following info, too. Zenda Sergo is another local resource for anyone looking to take a formal class on how to use their Apple device or to learn a particular app like iPhoto or Pages. Zenda has a website that shows what classes she is offering. All classes are 2 hours in length, and she provides handouts ("Unlike me," comments John. "but then I don't have a formal class schedule to work from."). Click here for her website.
The following was March's handout at PMUG. Have you looked at Pages Templates lately? This is Pages ’09.
Some of the following links employ Adobe Flash. If you encounter one, you should open that link using Google Chrome instead of Safari.
Videos and PowerPoint presentations that might be interesting to see:
25 presentations of famous architecture of the past and present
Over 50 presentations of geology, from rocks on earth to rocks in outer space.
Baedeker.com provides 3D views of the world’s most famous buildings and places. (Requires Flash)
Download Google Earth for Mac, PC or Linux. Zoom from space to street level and tour the world.
Tourism gallery with 7 links.
In Showcase, learn about US presidents and tour their birthplaces, the ocean, the moon, art museums, baseball stadiums, world skyscrapers, soccer stadiums.
A monthly newsletter with illustrations. The latest is Google Earth 6.2 with features of street view, driving directions,etc.
Videos of animals by categories.
Earthquakes around the world, prepping for disasters, self-defense, top 10 trips to take this spring.
For amazing videos of volcanoes, click here.
30 famous historical figures when they were young.
Life history of world famous people in various spheres of life
Have you found something interesting on the Internet lately? Want to share ideas?
Hope to see you next time.
With your handy Mac computer you can easily make a nice surprise present for your family. Here’s three things that only YOU can do for your kids, grandkids, even the old folks!
- Make an “Old Time Favorites” cookbook from recipes handed down to you -- probably handwritten! Collect enough for 24 pages, some from each category. Write something about who originally made that yummy stuff.
- Make an “Shortcut Recipe” cookbook. This is where you’ve updated and simplified your own favorites. Instead of feeding 10, maybe change to feeding 2 or 4. Use modern ingredients, the microwave, convection oven.
- Make a “I Remember When” booklet. This is not your entire lifetime on 24 pages! Just some interesting highlights that you do recall. Describe what makes those events significant in your memory.
You’ve heard about the OS version Mountain Lion. Have you upgraded yet?
- Choose File > Duplicate.
An untitled copy of the document is created. Both copies remain open on your desktop for you to view or edit.
- Close the window of the untitled copy, type the document’s name, and then choose a location from the pop-up menu.
- Click Save.
With a huge file of things accumulated that I wrote with Microsoft Word '97 and then Word 2004 holding up my upgrade to Lion the question is: how to change every document to Pages. More recently I’ve gone from Pages ’08 to Pages ’09, which is currently v. 4.1.
Here’s the solution, unless you can come up with something easier that doesn’t cost $$$. Click on the title of a document in the folder to highlight it, then Control Click on the title. On the little drop down menu choose Save As and select Pages.
(Pages is a good writing tool for me, with one exception: it doesn't know how to alphabetize a list, or "sort" as Word refers to the procedure under the heading Tools.)
"In Microsoft Word and a few other text editors like BBEdit and TextWranger, you can type special codes to search for things like carriage returns or tabs," Art Gorski explains. " In Pages and TextEdit, there doesn't seem to be a way to do this. But if you hold down the Option key when you type these characters in a Search and Replace dialog it works!" Read how Macworld explains this feature.