November 26, 2012 - Hammondsport Mac Users Group
ATTENDING: Tom B, Bob S, Jerry L, Diane B and Henry B.
TOPIC: How To (Step by Step)
Everyone was invited to share a step-by-step demo of how to do something useful on a Mac.
to Burn a DVD with Video Transferred from a CamCorder - using a Sony
HD camcorder * and iMovie,
Jerry gave an informative demo of how to easy it is to 1)
transfer digital video from a camera and 2) burn a DVD of the transferred
video. Read the steps here.
*One of the amazing features of Jerry's camcorder was its ability to detect smiles while recording and take still pictures automatically.
How to Turn a Folder of Large Photos into Thumbnails and Down-sized Pictures (with a single drag-and-drop) - Tom used the free application JAlbum (version 6.1) running on a MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard. Read the steps here.
How to Create a PowerPoint Presentation (without PowerPoint) - Tom gave a step-by-step demo.
1) OpenOffice.org - FREE - download here.
2) Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac which works very well but sells for around $150 in the Office-For-Mac packages.
- Apple's more elegant and less expensive answer to PowerPoint - $19.99 -
*PowerPoint Tip - when viewing a PPT slideshow, it is possible to mark on the screen by using the pop-up menu at lower left corner > Pointer Options > Pen Color > Red (see example)
SOME HOW-TO RESOURCES
How To - tips and tricks from CNET
How to Fix Your Mac - 20 troubleshooting steps from Apple
How to Take Apart Your Mac Device - step-by-step repair guides from iFixit
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