This month, we will have two of our LIMac board members tag team presenting Microsoft Word, part of Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac. It is not sold individually, nor sold on the Mac App Store. In this corner we will have Scott Randell, and in the opposite corner we have David Ross. They will be wrestling with what is probably the most popular non-Apple application for the Mac. Office 2011 for Mac has a rough feature parity with Office 2010 for Windows.
A Mac computer with an Intel processor.
Mac OS X version[masked] or later, including OS X[masked]
1 GB of RAM recommended.
2.5 GB of available hard disk space.
DVD drive or connection to a local area network (if installing over a network). Don't worry you folks without an optical drive - it is available as a digital downloaded installer.
1280 x 800 or higher resolution monitor, so that leaves out the 11.6" MacBook Air.
By the way, did you know that Microsoft support for Office 2008 ended just over a year ago? Anyway, Office 2011 still is supported and in fact there was a April 8, 2014 update to version[masked]
Before actually showing use of the application they will talk about the reasons why a user might choose Wordas their go-to document creation tool. Among the things to be discussed will be: creating a file, saving a file, choosing the font, setting margins, spelling and grammar check, and adding images. We will also discuss the similarities and differences between Word for Mac, Word for Windows, and Pages. In addition we will show you how to format you document to include columns, borders, tables and decorative text. You might want to draw shapes; well we will show you that. If you need a custom template we will show you how to do that as well. You will get to know the menus, ribbon, and sidebar, and views including: print and publishing, notebook, web and draft. Also interesting are the selection and formatting options, and ways of navigating through a document.
As is our custom, the meeting will begin with our two Q&A sessions (Bradley’s in the main room and the MacBasics across the hall), which will be followed by the Word presentation in the main room. The general meeting concludes with announcements and our ever-popular raffle. The evening ends with our ever popular SIG meetings.
Come down and you will learn all this and more.
For more details & driving directions please visit our website, http://www.LIMac.org/
Your first meeting is FREE. Annual individual membership is $36.00, which covers all immediate members of your family & gives you access to our monthly electronic newsletter and member-only bulletin board and valuable discounts only available to Macintosh User Group members. Membership applications are available at the check-in desk.
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