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I quite simply will not work at all , it tries to... 604 Views / 5 Replies  
I quite simply will not work at all , it tries to open a file or start up and just crashes out giving a message "the document "name" could not be opened" when trying Pages or Numbers
hmm that is...
Posted by Yarlington, on Feb 19, 2013 at 02:11 AM, in Mac OS X
solved (one part anyway) 604 Views / 5 Replies  
just got off Apple help line ( the computer is still in the first 90 days) and we did a restart after removing the power cord for a few seconds and then a OPTION ,COMMAND,P,R while restarting ,the...
Posted by Yarlington, on Feb 17, 2013 at 10:37 PM, in Mac OS X
No , no such software , it is basically a clean... 604 Views / 5 Replies  
No , no such software , it is basically a clean install (as delivered) with a few bits of software, Office works ,Photoshop installed
Posted by Yarlington, on Feb 17, 2013 at 09:15 PM, in Mac OS X
two problem with 27" iMac and OS10.8.2 604 Views / 5 Replies  
Since purchasing my latest imac last December i have spent some considerable time and energy trying to get it to recognise and use iWorks , I have been on the help line and done all the things they...
Posted by Yarlington, on Feb 17, 2013 at 07:58 PM, in Mac OS X
success with ebooks 736 Views / 11 Replies  
Just a follow up , I am using Microsoft Word to do the word processing to give 100% compatibility with the requirements of Smashwords, I have no doubt it could be done with Pages or other software...
Posted by Yarlington, on Apr 20, 2012 at 06:10 PM, in Applications
Thanks for the extra input, it is not important... 736 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks for the extra input, it is not important but very puzzling , for some reason my Pages (version 9) no longer offers theEPUB option under "Share" --"Export" , I may need to reinstall it, cannot...
Posted by Yarlington, on Apr 18, 2012 at 05:04 AM, in Applications
Thanks OreoCookie I decided to give it a try... 736 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks OreoCookie
I decided to give it a try and downloaded iBook Author this morning on the MacBook which has 10.7.3 on it .
Interesting , at this stage it is a suck it and see experience I...
Posted by Yarlington, on Apr 16, 2012 at 12:51 AM, in Applications
OK now that is just plain weird I am sure i saw... 736 Views / 11 Replies  
OK now that is just plain weird I am sure i saw the option to export in epub when using Pages but now I am only getting options for PDF,Word,RTF and Plain Text???

Thanks for the lead I have not...
Posted by Yarlington, on Apr 16, 2012 at 12:44 AM, in Applications
...................... I'll go back to... 736 Views / 11 Replies  
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I'll go back to searching the various publishing sites and see what I can find , fingers crossed!

thanks for trying
Ron
Posted by Yarlington, on Apr 15, 2012 at 01:38 AM, in Applications
Thanks for the heads up on this option... 736 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks for the heads up on this option unfortunately I live outside the USA in a little place south of the big island called Australia in Tasmania :-)

The iBook option apparently is not...
Posted by Yarlington, on Apr 14, 2012 at 09:27 PM, in Applications
creation of ebooks 736 Views / 11 Replies  
My wife has written five novels over the last years and I wish to put them out as ebooks, I have researched a number of sites and they seem either too complex or too take over and not enough control...
Posted by Yarlington, on Apr 14, 2012 at 06:40 PM, in Applications
In the final stages of reinstalling OS10.6.3 now... 1,067 Views / 11 Replies  
In the final stages of reinstalling OS10.6.3 now need to update and reinstall Photoshop and hopefully it will be functioning once more as it should, I used the standard process of strip off and back...
Posted by Yarlington, on Sep 27, 2011 at 05:33 PM, in Mac OS X
It was a 24 inch imac about 2 years old 4Gb RAM... 1,067 Views / 11 Replies  
It was a 24 inch imac about 2 years old 4Gb RAM also a iBook (12-13"?) never remember- about 1 year old)
Locking the document does NOT work if you are entering data , you end up making copies or...
Posted by Yarlington, on Sep 26, 2011 at 05:30 PM, in Mac OS X
Tell me about it I had no idea what a constant... 1,067 Views / 11 Replies  
Tell me about it I had no idea what a constant annoyance it could be , if it was "in the background" as they say it might be OK but it is in your face non stop, well it was on my machine, perhaps...
Posted by Yarlington, on Sep 26, 2011 at 06:22 AM, in Mac OS X
another way? :-) 1,067 Views / 11 Replies  
Well I have been agonising over getting a 27" imac since they were released.

Today I was told the units coming out of Apple have a firmware update that prevents the installation of earlier OS...
Posted by Yarlington, on Sep 26, 2011 at 06:18 AM, in Mac OS X
restoring 10.6 after Lion? 1,067 Views / 11 Replies  
I installed Lion on two of my computers and wish i hadn't the auto save "feature" drives me crazy when using Keynote in particular but even on spreadsheets it causes loss of input as it saves mid key...
Posted by Yarlington, on Sep 25, 2011 at 05:40 PM, in Mac OS X
I gave up on Safari after installing Lion, it was... 2,447 Views / 13 Replies  
I gave up on Safari after installing Lion, it was consuming huge amount of memory both RAM and virtual everything slowed to a crawl, other software open also slowed by the lack of RAM of course the...
Posted by Yarlington, on Aug 27, 2011 at 12:43 AM, in Applications
Safari problem solved? 3,996 Views / 27 Replies  
I gave in and decided to try firefox.
Early days I only downloaded it last night but so far no problem it picked up all my bookmarks and even passwords from Safari
BUT the most interesting...
Posted by Yarlington, on Aug 4, 2011 at 07:23 PM, in Applications
er it is Lion, installed this week , no updates... 3,996 Views / 27 Replies  
er it is Lion, installed this week , no updates available / shown when I checked
as for the 32 bit reference like i said I have no idea what that lot is about I just looked where you said to look...
Posted by Yarlington, on Jul 29, 2011 at 07:33 AM, in Applications
OK this is my time to shine as the local idiot I... 3,996 Views / 27 Replies  
OK this is my time to shine as the local idiot I know but how does one turn off the spell checker it is in all the software as best i can detect , even writing messages here it will function, in...
Posted by Yarlington, on Jul 29, 2011 at 06:54 AM, in Applications
No extensions at all installed , checked... 3,996 Views / 27 Replies  
No extensions at all installed , checked Preferences and none shown
Posted by Yarlington, on Jul 29, 2011 at 06:49 AM, in Applications
console info 3,996 Views / 27 Replies  
OK had a look
Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

and

Thread 0...
Posted by Yarlington, on Jul 29, 2011 at 06:47 AM, in Applications
I am one of those lazy people who bought Macs for... 3,996 Views / 27 Replies  
I am one of those lazy people who bought Macs for the last 15+ years because I said I did not want to have to do that sort of thing .I always said "if you want to tinker buy Windows if you just...
Posted by Yarlington, on Jul 29, 2011 at 02:25 AM, in Applications
My Safari is also driving me nuts , it keeps... 3,996 Views / 27 Replies  
My Safari is also driving me nuts , it keeps locking up , presenting blank pages and expecting me to force reload ALL the pages I have open , if I had one or two that might be OK but I often have 30...
Posted by Yarlington, on Jul 28, 2011 at 07:39 PM, in Applications
Autosave and keynote = pain 1,447 Views / 3 Replies  
Is there any way of making the auto save less frequent or off entirely if only for this software I have files of 300-500 Mb or more and they keep autosaving at a ridiculous frequency so that while...
Posted by Yarlington, on Jul 28, 2011 at 07:29 PM, in Mac OS X
It is people who presume the worst about others... 930 Views / 9 Replies  
It is people who presume the worst about others that cause so much unnecessary friction and ill feeling on all forums

this is not a sacred site to be desecrated by my or anyone else including a...
Posted by Yarlington, on Jun 24, 2011 at 03:12 AM, in Applications
OK I got totally confused by that :-) YHBT?... 930 Views / 9 Replies  
OK I got totally confused by that :-)
YHBT? You Have Been Told?
YHL ? You have Listened or Learned?
these acronyms are a minefield of confusion for me LOL
As for Chrome(which I could not recall...
Posted by Yarlington, on Jun 22, 2011 at 01:48 AM, in Applications
I wish 930 Views / 9 Replies  
thanks for trying exca1ibar
worked my way though every combination I could find in the View it just remains not there -hide or show?!!
Actually the page drops or shorten by one line but the line...
Posted by Yarlington, on Jun 21, 2011 at 11:45 PM, in Applications
Safari lost its URL line 930 Views / 9 Replies  
I have worked through the preferences, downloaded and reinstalled Safari 5.0.5 but cannot reinstate my page to give the URL address line . Seemed to happen spontaneously yesterday I was not messing...
Posted by Yarlington, on Jun 21, 2011 at 10:10 PM, in Applications
 
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