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Salisbury — Sep 29th 2015

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10 members and 2 visitors

There were questions on Safari not working with Virgin e-mails.

Adding a contact to SKYPE, also accepting and adding a request for a SKYPE contact.

Care must be taken when opening an e-mail apparently from Apple that may be a scamming operation by criminals hoping to get your password and bank details, check whether it is genuine you should hover the mouse… Read more…

Bournemouth — Sep 15th 2015

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A fairly small group gathered after the Summer break and we were pleased to welcome two prospective members, Steve & Mary.

Tony then introduced the main item of the evening, an introduction to the dark art of HTML by John Ansell.

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) was invented by Tim Berners-Lee while working at CERN in the late 1980s. He had worked locally for a while in the 70s, including at Plessey… Read more…

Fareham — Sep 12th 2015

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14 people attended this meeting, including four guests.

Mick gave us quite a comprehensive talk about how to get started using the Pages app for the iPad. He demonstrated many of the features by using a previously saved letter heading template.
Apparently you can do all the text and format adjustments the same as on the Mac version once you know where everything is. He also showed us how to insert a… Read more…

Dorchester — Sep 8th 2015

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Mick introduced us to Accountz, a simple user-friendly accounting program. Accountz comes in two forms: Personal and Business. Mick demonstrated the Personal version which offers a better and easier way of tracking one’s accounts compared to messing about with spreadsheets. Mick’s demonstration included Money Accounts (i.e. Bank Accounts and Credit Cards showing the state of one’s financial balances) and Income and Expenditure accounts (showing where the money… Read more…

Beaminster — Sep 1st 2015

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A record attendance at Beaminster this month – the smallest ever, bar one, as just 9 people came to hear Michael continuing his exploration of the basics of Pages. This time it was to show what can be done with, and in, Text Boxes and Shapes. These can be used in Numbers and Keynote as well, and are useful for adding comments, focussing attention on specific parts of a document, or for making a better layout… Read more…

Salisbury — Aug 25th 2015

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Salisbury section meeting 25th August 2015, at Tesco Extra, Community Space, Southampton Road Salisbury,.

9 members and two guest attending.

First up was a Q&A with questions regarding iPhone and MacTV

Our presentation was by Brian regarding applications that allow large format designs and printing, the application was Scribus a page layout application similar to the high end page layout applications but a lot cheaper because it… Read more…

Dorchester — Aug 11th 2015

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Continuing our coverage of Pages under the title "Boxing Clever”, Michael expanded on the use of text boxes and both standard shapes (adjustable via handles) and adjustable free-form shapes using the Draw with Pen shape. Stroke style and colour, and fill colour are fully editable. He showed how text can be inserted in shapes and formatted just like text on the page. Body text can be wrapped around shapes (including… Read more…

Salisbury — Jul 28th 2015

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Salisbury section meeting 28th July 2015, at Tesco Extra, Southampton Road Salisbury, Community Space.

9 members and one guest attending.

First up was a Q&A with questions on passwords, removing pop-up adds.

Our first item was a follow up from last months presentation on newsletters by Mick, Mark Brandon showed us some of the very professional newsletters he produces using Pages, he designs several editions for… Read more…

Bournemouth — Jul 21st 2015

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Tony started the meeting with a presentation showing us how to find out why our Macs may be running slower than they should. He'd gone to great lengths to make what could be a very technical topic easy to understand. He represented the computer as a linear diagram showing the relationship between the hard disc, the memory and the processor. He explained how they all worked with each other and how their relative speeds can… Read more…

Fareham — Jul 18th 2015

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We had 12 members at this meeting.

During the first half, John gave us a talk about the two in-built iPad cameras.
He mentioned that the front facing 'FaceTime' camera has a low resolution of 1.2MP, whereas the rear facing 'iSight' camera has a much higher resolution of either 5MP or 8MP, depending on the iPad model.

John explained how to manually adjust the exposure, although normally done… Read more…
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