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The web person at my girlfriend's work is going on vacation visiting India, so I volunteered to help if I could (it's a non-profit that accepts volunteers--my girlfriend edits the publications).
They were overjoyed and decided I could assist by inserting the hyperlinks in the new edition of the magazine, scheduled to go to print next month. I'm quite happy to do it; this kind of browny points never expire.
Today I found out that I get to do it on a Mac, using Adobe InDesign. The department's Mac is downstairs as I type.
I'm tempted to send it back with Slackware wallpaper, just because I can.
It's not so bad, Frank. Just think of it as FreeBSD with a really pretty DE. Don't get me started about Adobe apps, though. Ugh. Let me know if you need any help with anything. And you should definitely send it back with Slackware wallpaper.
Also, I find all the jiggling and bouncing annoying. If I wanted jiggling and bouncing, I'd go to Vegas.
I found out how to turn it off in Enlightenment, but it's not my computer so I'm not going to try to turn that off. And I found myself yearning for workspaces. InDesign takes up a lot of screenspace too view a two-page layout, and switching back and forth between application windows takes some getting used to.
I needed to make some notes (questions to ask the person I'm assisting) and went looking for their text editor. I found the thing label "Edit Text" and it won't let me save in plain-text. It demands at least *.rtf. All those wasted electrons for "page 6 what is [some URL that I couldn't find in Firefox]."
I do hope to find some kind of terminal or command window so I and take a look inside without the file manager interface getting in the way, just because I'm curious that way.
1) Mac OSX does have workspaces, look for "Spaces," which is in Applications>Utilities.
2) The default text editor for Mac OSX is called "TextEdit." It can save in either .rtf or plain text. Find it in Applications.
3) The console app is called "Terminal," also in Applications>Utilities.
Drag these three to the dock, maybe, and you're good to go.
Since they won't let me use Linux at work, OS X is probably the next best thing.
- Get a copy of TextWrangler. Has decent context highlighting and beats the daylights out of TextEdit.
- Surprisingly, there is a nice collection of .nanorc files if you are a nano user.
- Hit the F8 key, you probably have 4 desktops by default.