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Meetings 2014

Meetings are usually held in the comfortable Headington Baptist Church,78 Old High Street, Headington, Oxford OX3 9HW. How to find the Headington Baptist Church including parking suggestions and access details occasionally we hold meetings in other venues – please be sure you check the email list and web site before each meeting.

Meetings usually include a raffle – get your ticket at the beginning, and listen out for the draw. Previous prizes have included various Software, Flash memory sticks and iPod accessories. There is a small £2 entry fee for meetings: this helps to cover the cost of the venue, and – more importantly – helps towards the prize you might win!

The usual start time 19:30. There is a general pre-meeting gathering, from about 19:00, for general discussion, problem solving and Apple/Mac/iPhone/iPad/iPod AppleTV chat.

Social evenings
Our social evenings are held in the Lamb and Flag in St Giles, central Oxford from about 19:00.
For location and more details: website

 

Tuesday
14 January

Mavericks: finding 14 of the best from 200 new things .

Tuesday
11
February

Social evening: informal chat about everything Apple, Mac & iOS – ask and answer questions face to face.

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 We're sorry Oxford University has cancelled this event, we are hoping to rearrange for a later date: Astronomy evening: a visit to Astro Physics, Oxford University, to view the telescope then see and hear about star-gazing apps

Tuesday
18
February

OxMUG Committee meeting

Tuesday
11
March

Digital photos, managing your library and how to improve your pictures; in iPhoto, Aperture and Lightroom

Tuesday
8 April

Social evening: informal chat about everything Apple, Mac & iOS – ask and answer questions face to face.

Tuesday
13
May

Switchers meeting: all you need to know about switching from a Windows PC and if you have what you're not missing.

Tuesday
19 May

OxMUG Committee meeting

Tuesday
10
June

Social evening: informal chat about everything Apple, Mac & iOS – ask and answer questions face to face.

Tuesday
8 July

Automator: the your best friend to do useful things automatically on your Mac.

Tuesday
12
August

Summer social and/or iPunting
Our regular summer social from Bardwell Boathouse up the river Cherwell to the Victoria Arms in Marston. See the OxMUG members mailing list for details

Tuesday
9
September

Ah! the Apple announcements tonight.

With a Problem Solving Session, bring along your problwems and we'll attempt to help you fix them.

Tuesday
16
September

OxMUG Committee meeting

Tuesday
14
October

Social evening: informal chat about everything Apple, Mac & iOS – ask and answer questions face to face.

Tuesday
11
November

The run-up to out AGM what’s new in Macs and iPhones, iPads and any other devices Apple introduces. ...

Tuesday
18
November

OxMUG Committee meeting

Tuesday
9
December

OxMUG AGM and winter social, see the OxMUG list for further details.

 

 

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Mac Help Tips

Thanks to Peachpit press for these excerpts, click the headings below

 

Add a Saved Search to the Sidebar

When you save a Spotlight search as a smart folder, you have the option of adding it to the sidebar with other predefined searches. Click the Save button near the top of the New Smart Folder window. In the dialog that appears, click the Add To Sidebar checkbox to instruct Mac OS X to add an alias of the folder to the sidebar.

When a Dock Item Jumps Up and Down

At some point you might see a Dock item jumping up and down, over and over, as if it's trying to get your attention. It is. The jumping indicates that a particular application needs you. Click the jumping icon, and that application will "come forward." Then you'll probably see a message on the screen, such as "Do you want to save this document?" or "This application couldn't do what you wanted." Just do whatever the application wants you to do. This jumping action is different from the "bouncing" you'll see when an icon starts to open. The bounce is little; the jump is big. It's actually kind of cute.

Print as a PDF

The print capability in Mac OS X is useful even if you don't have a printer, or you don't want to make a paper copy of something. Because the Portable Document Format (PDF) is deeply ingrained into the operating system, you can "print" a document to a PDF file. This feature is great for saving receipts of online orders or articles to read later when you may not have an Internet connection. Choose File > Print, click the PDF button, and choose Save as PDF. Specify the file location and any desired metadata or security options, and then click Save to save the PDF to disk.

 

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