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Dorchester — Jul 14th 2015

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Trevor showed how to get started with Pages by selecting a template, this time sticking with the blank sheet option. Using the Inspector he showed how to set margins, headers and footers before moving on to text options and left, right, centre or justify alignment. He then showed how to include a picture, with the text on the page “wrapping” to provide the space. Next he added a new text box. To draw… Read more…

Beaminster — Jul 7th 2015

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There was a fairly low turnout at Beaminster on Tuesday 7th with 14 present. Good weather and the beginning of the holiday season could have been behind that. Regardless, Michael gave a detailed and interesting presentation to show how to start using Pages in all three flavours – Pages 4 and 5 for the Mac and the latest version for iPad and iPhone. From opening the app to deciding on the style and layout, and… Read more…

Salisbury — Jun 30th 2015

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Salisbury 30th June 2015

14 members and 1 guest

Quite a successful first full meeting at our new venue, Tesco Community Space.

First up was Brian’s presentation explaining the rules regarding the use of the
Tesco Community Space.

Mick then gave us an introduction to Newsletters using Pages, including layout, font sizes, columns, styles for headlines and body text, then selecting colours for the… Read more…

Fareham — Jun 20th 2015

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Eleven people attended this rescheduled meeting, including two guests.
Initially there was a brief Q&A session.

John gave a talk about using gestures on an iPad.
He started by briefly explaining the difference between the modern day touchscreens and those used previously, and mentioned that the first touchscreen was invented in 1965.
He described eight common gestures used on the iPad, as well as some variations of these… Read more…

Bournemouth — Jun 16th 2015

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A group of 10 members gathered to hear the main presentation of the evening, Trevor Hewson talking about building a website and using the Freeway application.

Trevor started his presentation by discussing what a website is and why you may want to build one. A website is a navigable and maintainable set of interlinked pages, images, videos etc. A personal website is a challenging way to share information about shared interests.

Trevor… Read more…

Dorchester — Jun 9th 2015

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20 members attended the June meeting in Dorchester to hear more about Pages from Mick, and the Apple Watch from David. There was also a fair amount of discussion about Apple’s WWDC 2015 streamed the previous evening.

Mick outlined how Pages can be used to create simple newsletters with a professional appearance. He emphasised the importance of starting off with a plan; deciding which fonts and sizes to use for text… Read more…

Beaminster — Jun 2nd 2015

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“Our meeting was well attended again, with 17 members assembled to learn, from Mick’s presentation, of the two basic types of email service, Pop & IMAP. Mick explained how with a POP account the user downloads mail from the server and that mail stays on the server until the user deletes it, good housekeeping is essential as servers have a storage limit making it important that any mail that is not wanted… Read more…

Salisbury — May 27th 2015

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Members present 10 and 1 Guest

There was a short discussion about Tesco Community Space to find out what members think.

The demo was creating a stop-motion movie, taking the photos, downloading to iMovie, editing and saving, we went through the complete process, everyone got involved in moving the subject.
This was a demo with 18 photos (frames), to make a smoother movie it would need shorter moves and… Read more…

Fareham — May 23rd 2015

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There was another good turnout of 15 members plus one newcomer.

The first half of the meeting was for the benefit of the iPad users in this group, which now includes several beginners.
John demonstrated a selection of things to do on an iPad, some basic and some hidden, in various categories.
Also, he included some tips to speed up using the inbuilt software keyboard.

After the break, Mick… Read more…

Bournemouth — May 19th 2015

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A rather select group of just eleven members gathered to hear Mick Burrell talk about Mail on the Mac. Mick's stated intention was to tell us about a few features of Mail which we may not have thought of exploiting but, by popular request, he prefaced this by a quick revision on the differences between POP and IMAP mail accounts, and the various ways of trying to control the amount of spam we receive. Whilst we… Read more…
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