Nov 30

In Pages, you can add a shadow to an image.  This is what the it looks like:

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Feb 09

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Here’s how to share a pages document with a PC user. Continue reading »

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Jan 03

Mavericks

A few important tips before you install Mavericks that could say you a lot of time and agony… Continue reading »

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Mar 14

A photo object is a photo of an object without any background that you can can insert into a webpage or word processing document. Online clipart services such as photo.com and istockphoto have photo objects you can purchase, but here’s how to make a photo object yourself from any photograph using Pages, the standard OSX word processor.

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Feb 26

Here’s how to change the default font, size, colour etc of a new Pages document, so that every new document will have the style you want. Continue reading »

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May 11

This is the inspector window. It is is Pages and Keynote and you use it to adjust things. To access different inspector panes you click the appropriate icon – document, text, shapes, rulers etc. Here’s a great tip: If you hold down option while clicking it will open a new inspector window alongside the existing one!

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Apr 15

My friend Dave has just moved across to mac and he tells me that in Microsoft publisher you can use a booklet template to make a booklet. By booklet I mean A4 pages folded in half to make an A5 booklet that you staple in the middle. To do this all the pages need to be re-ordered, for example, page 8 goes near page 1, page 2 near page 7 and so on. Publisher did this automatically.

With Pages in OS X there is no such built in option to do this automatically, but there is a great little program called ‘create booklet’ that will do it for you when you go to print the document.
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Apr 25

If you keep getting sent .docx files and can’t open them in Word 2004, Microsoft have a free converter available here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6B9238E1-CF69-48C4-BF2D-C4A8ACEEE520&displaylang=en

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