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by lenf
Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Dreamweaver? Or something else?
Replies: 23
Views: 2676

Re: Dreamweaver? Or something else?

I'd start with the book Head First XHTML/CSS and get the basics down on building sites. You really just need a simple text editor for that, but you'll get a much better idea of how dedicated software might help in what you want to do. I use Dreamweaver CS4 on a Mac. It's extremely capable, especiall...
by lenf
Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Experiences: Is Leopard worth it?
Replies: 17
Views: 2183

Re: Experiences: Is Leopard worth it?

I waited a couple of months after Leopard's intro to upgrade - - let the first .point upgrade appear. It does seem faster than Tiger, and certainly as stable. I don't use many of the new features other than Time Machine, which works well on my MBPro to a 1TB FW800 drive. Since upgrading, there have ...
by lenf
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iStudio Publisher
Replies: 12
Views: 2698

Re: iStudio Publisher

InDesign I do like, but I haven't been able to afford to upgrade from CS1, which means having to reboot from an external running 10.4.11, and that's often too much bother. Just a note that Adobe, at least in the U.S., is currently offering upgrades from any previous CS to the current CS4 at the sam...
by lenf
Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: New poll: What's your favorite word processor?
Replies: 23
Views: 4057

Re: New poll: What's your favorite word processor?

Re InDesign, to be honest I haven't liked it since it launched, and I admit it's partly just because I was a hardcore Quark user for many years. Also, I never liked Illustrator to start with, so when ID came along with basically the same structure and UI, I was less than impressed. What do you find...
by lenf
Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Looking for Website Software
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: Looking for Website Software

I actually do the majority of my web work writing html and css, but I do so either within Dreamweaver or BBEdit into Dreamweaver. I played with Freeway Pro for a bit once, but found the bugs and exceptions just too numerous. For me, working within DW is just great for having close integration with P...
by lenf
Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Keeping your cooool
Replies: 12
Views: 1449

Re: Keeping your cooool

My MBP has never gotten even warm to the touch. Most of the time it sits, closed lid, on a thin plastic/aluminum stand with a couple of fans blowing air across the bottom (can't hear the fans, very quiet). But even when perched on my legs or a tabletop, it stays quite cool. Don't know that I ever st...
by lenf
Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Bootcamp/Fusion...
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Re: Bootcamp/Fusion...

Sure, you can use any of these to run Windows XP (I use Pro, SP2, recently upped to SP3). Bootcamp requires you reboot into Windows, while Fusion and Parallels let you run Windows in a, well, window. At least in Fusion, you can easily cut/paste between the Mac side and Windows, flip around the lot a...
by lenf
Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: DevonThink Discount
Replies: 1
Views: 629

DevonThink Discount

Devon Tech will be offering a 25% discount, and free upgrade to versions 2.0, on July 1 & 2, according to a press release issued today.

http://www.devon-technologies.com/files ... -06-30.pdf
by lenf
Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: OpenType Fonts an oldstyle figures
Replies: 11
Views: 1501

Re: OpenType Fonts an oldstyle figures

What will happen if I install OpenType fonts with the same name as the PostScript fonts? Is that possible? And if it isn't, what will happen if I de-install the PostScript fonts at first and then install the OpenType fonts? Will all programs take them as the same and replace the PS ones just like t...
by lenf
Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:31 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Experiences with mechanical keyboards?
Replies: 7
Views: 1081

Re: Experiences with mechanical keyboards?

There's quite a few notes about mechanical keyboards on another thread here in Software By Other folk: http://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1358 For myself, I don't mind the keyboard on my MacBookPro for short sessions, or when traveling, but I'd hate to use it on a regul...
by lenf
Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Odd period question regarding .50 caliber
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Odd period question regarding .50 caliber

I quite expect this is part of Apple's text system, but perhaps someone knows a fix? Typing a paragraph in Scriv, a sentence includes the term ".50 caliber". On a line wrap, the "." ends the line and the "50" goes on to become the start of the next line. Not a bit deal,...
by lenf
Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Software to add color to document icons?
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Software to add color to document icons?

Oh, remembering the many hours spent playing in ResEdit... :)

Here's a page that covers a lot of icon creation and edit tools for Mac OS X. Note that some, like Iconographer, are now free, not shareware.

http://interfacelift.com/icons-mac/software.php

Have fun!
by lenf
Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:37 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: how can i replace access + publisher on a mac?
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

Re: how can i replace access + publisher on a mac?

I've used InDesign since a year before release. Data merge works very nicely, and includes pulling in graphic tags, etc. Can't think you'd need them, but there are also some very sophisticated third-party data merge plug-ins for building graphic boxes on the fly, formatting, etc. That said, Xiam's n...
by lenf
Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Family Tree/Genealogy Chart programmes?
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

Re: Family Tree/Genealogy Chart programmes?

ike wrote:So they don't need ropes hanging off the lower limbs. (Unless I missed something in the translation). Ike

Ooops. Was speaking of my own family tree, actually.
by lenf
Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Family Tree/Genealogy Chart programmes?
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

Re: Family Tree/Genealogy Chart programmes?

I found it easier just to go visit the family tree itself. Some of the more recent ropes from the lower limbs were still in pretty good shape...