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On April 2, 2012, Posted by , In tips and tricks, By ,, , With No Comments

Today I updated my AirDisplay software. A cool little app which makes your iPad a second monitor for your Mac. Great when you are on the road. Lion broke this app on some Mac laptops. Today’s update got things running again. Well all most. InDesign acted up, folders and text…

The CF card and it’s quest for the iPad

On August 14, 2010, Posted by , In photography,tips and tricks, By ,,, , With No Comments

So you got yourself and iPad and of course hoped to upload your images from your camera. But if your camera uses a CF card – as most professional cameras do – it will not work. I tried very thing, the usual change of cables, software updates and restores. Nothing…

Calculator app

On February 3, 2009, Posted by , In tips and tricks, By ,, , With No Comments

Now this is a pretty simple trick. Still its pretty need. On the calculator app you can click on the upper green button, it does not change the size of the calculator app – no instead you can use the button to move from basic to scientific to programmer.

Need to print Icons

On December 31, 2008, Posted by , In tips and tricks, With No Comments

At times you might need icons to be included in an article design for a newsletter of review. Simply select the Icon you want, do Apple+c next open Preview and do Apple+N. Presto you got a selection of different sized icons.

Illustrator tip and praise for MacJournal

On December 30, 2008, Posted by , In tips and tricks, With No Comments

In Illustrator dialogues you can move items via numerical values. The cool thing is you can use different systems, you can enter values like 12 pt + 2 mm. Illustrator automatically does the math and performs the value change. This makes working with numeric values very easy. If someone tells…

Conditional text in InDesign C4

On December 1, 2008, Posted by , In tips and tricks, By ,, , With No Comments

The smoke of our move to Vancouver is clearing slowly. I have a definite sense of having arrived. So I thought I might get down to write about a great work help in InDesign It called conditional text. It is similar to the layers principle but it is dynamic and…

great feature in os x I for one never knew

On May 24, 2008, Posted by , In tips and tricks, By ,, , With No Comments

I thought I was pretty well versed in the use of my Mac, but today I ca across something I never knew (shame on me) I discovered on the Mac Kindergarten site. Background scrolling! You can scroll in windows that are currently inactive. Simply mouse over the window (resist that clicking urge)…