Mac Beginner's Guide

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    Diatribe

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    As you might know, I've been busy reorganizing the Mac Beginner's Guide and have been adding a lot of new stuff. It's almost finished now from the content pov but there still are a lot of empty links, especially to a lot of guides.
    I'm going to tackle some of them in the next 1-2 weeks but I cannot do them all. I'd appreciate it a lot if there'd be some people willing to help with those guides and fill in the holes of the empty links.
    You can see the missing ones in red: Mac Beginner's Guide

    Thanks for all who have helped with the guide and those willing to help more. :)
     
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    Heh - Let me introduce you to the "Preview" button. :)
     
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    Nice work, Diatribe. It surely helps the beginners a lot with all those info. Thumbs-up. ;)
     
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    Huh? :confused:




    Thank you :)
     
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    Is "Preview" button =2 "Guides"? :D :rolleyes:
     
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    That looks great, this will be very nice for people to read/learn from as a big thanks is in order ;) :D
     
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    Thank you. I am still working on the guides that I linked to and if I have to do them all by myself it will take a while but it should help a lot of people already as it is. :)
     
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    Hmm.. diatribe, you mind if I move the "This article is based on forum post" off or perhaps at the bottom of the guide?

    I don't like that template in general... find it very distracting.

    arn
     
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    Is it the idea behind the template that you don't like, or just its appearance/prominence?

    If it's the latter, it does appear to stand out a bit. Moving it to the bottom of articles sounds like a good idea, other than that are there any changes to the template itself that you'd suggest? Do you prefer the original version (without the colours or logo)?
     
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    ;) I added it back to the bottom.

    I think it's distracting at the top... and ends up bringing too much attention to an old version of the page. I think the logo-less version might be better, to give credit but also let you read past it more easily.

    arn
     
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    I changed the template back to the simpler one and added it back to the top of the beginner's article.

    thoughts?

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    Looks good to me. It's unobstrusive enough to not draw too much attention to the old post. I like it.

    Btw, to avoid just that confusion I already had edited my old post to reflect that the thread is basically dead.
     
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    I agree, it looks good. Much more discreet while maintaining its original purpose.
     
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    The day you were working on it showed something like 15 sequential changes to that article. I assumed you were making a change, saving it, reviewing it, then editing it again, versus just previewing it.
     
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    Yeah, the thing was that I was at work that day on a ****** Windows PC. Since I had some time in between meetings and didn't want it to be lost due to a crash, I edited in spurts. Some of these were screw-ups though, you're right.
     
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    hello,

    would it be possible to make a pdf from all these guides? I`m not able to be online all the time. downloading all these things would make it easier for some.

    whiteangel

    PS: the idea and the hole guide is a realy great. thx.
     
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    Yes go to File==>Print==>Save as PDF on your Mac.
     
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    I will try to help as soon as I get credit for my 5th posting. I would really like to see a guide helping folks who have switched from PC. I think my biggest pet peeve is still the home/end key behavior. I am hoping under Leopard that I can finally get all the apps to cooperate with DoubleCommand reconfiguring home/end to be line home/end instead of document home/end. (I think possibly the carbon apps lingering under Tiger are not compatible with it.)
     
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    I really like this guide! Since I am new to the Mac world, it really helped me out a lot in understanding how some things work and getting to know some shortcuts (I love using keyboard shortcuts a lot!). Thanks a lot Diatribe!:D
     
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    can someone help? PLEASE

    K i am having so much trouble figuring out how to use this mac rumors site, and i have a question that i would love to have addressed. I just got a new ipod nano (the one that plays movies). I previously owned the first version of ipod nano and now trying to start-up my new ipod I get stuck in the terms and agreemant page in itunes and for some reason even though i click that i agree with the terms and conditions it will not go on to the other page to register my new ipod. can u please tell me if this is because i still have my old ipods itunes on the computer, or if my page in itunes is just not showing me all i need to see for registering? PLEASE someone help i have had my ipod for 2 days and cannot get any tunes on to it. u can email me at shag_jewels@hotmail.com. thanks in advance!
     
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    This guide has helped out a bunch. Thank you so very much for taking the time and putting it together. I'm a recent convert from the world of Gates, glad to be no longer fenced in :)

    Once again, thank you.
     
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    Trying to stream Sirius Radio

    I am brand new to iMac and am swimming through mounds of new information. I'd like to stream Sirius Radio, and I am told by its site that I need to attach "application/x-mplayer2" Does anyone know how to do this?:confused: If I'm not in the right thread, maybe someone could direct me. Thanks.
     

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