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April 21st General Meeting: The Digital Revolution… and What It Means to Me

The Photography SIG and Genealogy SIG are two of the ”creative” SIGs at NCMUG. The development of digital technology, wide adoption of personal computers, and the availability of Internet networking have enabled members to pursue their interests and passions as never before.

Grace Cheung-Schulman, leader of the Photograph SIG, and Wayne Till, leader of the Genealogy SIG, will talk about how they use digital technology, and will share and demonstrate many of the useful tips and resources available free for everyone to use.

Grace Cheung-SchulmanGrace Cheung-Schulman, NCMUG Board member since June 2014 and founder and leader of the Photography SIG, is a Jill-of-all-trades. Since she retired from her career in music directing and non-profit administration in 2010, she has been busier than ever. When she is not working in her water-efficient “ food-forest” garden and taking care of rescued pets, she volunteers as a photographer and works in information management and marketing communication for some 5 non-profit organizations. She will be sharing with you many of her favorite art, education, and photography Internet resources.

Wayne TillWayne Till, leader of the Genealogy SIG has been an NCMUG member since 1989 and has served on the NCMUG board for 15 years. He has been retired for 15 years and remains active as a docent at Shollenberger Wetland Park, a player in the Petaluma Pongers group, and as an amateur genealogist.

 

 

Rohnert Park Senior Center
6800 Hunter Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
7:00- 9:00 p.m.

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My Pages book review

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Review by Wayne Till

My Pages – a book review

http://www.quepublishing.com/

My Pages by Gary Rosenzweig, published by QUE books, 2013. $24.99

My Pages, by Gary Rosenzweig is a thorough examination of Pages capabilities with step by step instructions.

If all you intend to use Pages for is general correspondence and an occasional holiday letter or flyer, the little booklet that comes with iWork and the Pages Help menu are all you need. However, if you want to use Pages for business correspondence, newsletters, brochures, or other more advanced projects, this is the book for you!

The book is well-written with illustrated examples and step by step instructions for virtually any task Pages can handle.

It starts with word processing documents and encourages you create a document and follow along with their sample. It then encourages you to create a Page Layout document, and explains the differences and advantages of each format.

The author then gets down to the features that advanced users are looking for, such as: adding images; wrapping text around images; adding tables headers, and footnotes; creating merge documents; adding hyperlinks; text styles; creating your own templates; and creating charts. The book also discusses Pages integration with Numbers and the Address Book app (or Contacts app).

I’ve used both MS Word and PageMaker in the past, and Pages can handle 75% or more of the tasks those programs can do. I didn’t realize all of its capabilities before reading this book. It is quite amazing for a program that retails for $79! But to take full advantage of Pages capabilities, you need a guide like this one. It is easy to read and easy to follow the examples, and I recommend it.

Wayne Till

My Pages by Gary Rosenzweig, published by QUE books, 2013. $24.99

 

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