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by Bob Wiswell
Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little sympathy for our Windows to Mac switching friends
Replies: 3
Views: 1814

Re: A little sympathy for our Windows to Mac switching frien

It works the other way also. When I am visiting family and I have to use their Windows machines I come away with the same type of frustrations. This doesn't make sense! Mac does it this way much better, etc., etc. I don't get any sympathy from them. "Why do you keep buying those expensive Macs", etc...
by Bob Wiswell
Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.8
Replies: 7
Views: 1329

Re: Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.8

Just successfully downloaded/installed 10.6.8 and Java update via "Apple>Software Update" onto a MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo purchased late 2009. Everything seems to be working fine. I quickly tested my old printer and it still works. My old Microsoft Office Mac X suite still works.
by Bob Wiswell
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.8
Replies: 7
Views: 1329

Re: Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.8

There is some discussion on MacInTouch about older programs (games for one) not running after upgrading to 10.6.8. One person was speculating that Apple was getting folks prepared for Lion and the 10.6.8 system won't run the old things that were using Rosetta in 10.6.7. Has anyone experienced this w...
by Bob Wiswell
Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rotate Mail Attachment
Replies: 4
Views: 3913

Re: Rotate Mail Attachment

Jay, I (just now) tried your Save As technique in Preview (rotated-new name), then to the desktop and dragged to the e-mail. It did not stay rotated to the vertical position. Jerry, I did give it a completely new name so I know I was using the Saved As version. However, this may be because I am usin...
by Bob Wiswell
Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rotate Mail Attachment
Replies: 4
Views: 3913

Rotate Mail Attachment

I have a jpeg picture downloaded on my computer that was take in the vertical direction. I downloaded the picture onto my desktop and it is displayed in the horizontal position. I can view the picture in Preview and use the tool bar to rotate the picture 90 degrees to view it in the correct orientat...
by Bob Wiswell
Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Printing Question: Scaling
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Re: Printing Question: Scaling

I drag the screen-shot into an Excel workbook page and resize the image via the Formatting Palette or grabbing the corner handles and dragging it smaller to fit within the margins. I set all of the workbook margins to zero. I forget if Excel will accept a .png file. If not, I do a save-as in preview...
by Bob Wiswell
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mail
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Re: Mail

Thanks for the tips. I'll try to remember to post the results the next time I receive a message of this type.
by Bob Wiswell
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mail
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Mail

Occasionally when I receive an e-mail message it is spread across the screen (horizontally) so far that I have to scroll to see it. I have to keep scrolling back and forth in order to read a sentence. Is this something I can correct on my end, via mail preferences, or is it totally dependent on the ...
by Bob Wiswell
Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple Network Download Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1188

Re: Simple Network Download Question

I use Qwest and Olypen and I experience the same type of slowdown on downloads. I'm glad Jerry asked the question because I have been afraid to ask thinking it was a dumb question and somehow I just didn't understand the process. I have never seen it speed back up, but the rate of decay certainly va...
by Bob Wiswell
Tue May 03, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New iMacs
Replies: 16
Views: 3180

Re: New iMacs

Jay,
I think you may be able to set up a niche business if you keep machines that can run old Mac systems; at least from System 7 on. We will all have old files, at some point, we may need to access and retrieve data.

Just a thought. May be worth a post on several Mac info sites/forums.

Bob