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    Mac People.....Save this MacBook from a brutal demise !

    Ok, Im about to get violent !
    Does anyone know how to unformat the TextEdit settings ??
    Im trying to re-do a resume and between the bizarre mouse
    pointergiests hijinx and not being able to remove the HUGE
    borders on an 8.5x11 sheet Im about to go NuTz !?!?!?
    Ive tried the usual stuff like making sure there is no page wrap,
    set up a 'custom' page size, etc; the printer is set to 'no borders',
    but I cannot get it to print with less border space .....The default
    top and bottom spacing is about 1.5" with an inch on the sides !!!
    Waaaay too much !!!

    I really dont want to get all PC over here.........

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    sorry, I can't help you but I do know that what you're doing sounds like work, and it's sunday. you should check those myspace pages I sent you instead....


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    You have a Mac.

    Nothing can save you now.
    Ten tenths.

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    Thats why I posted here....
    I knew I can count on great advice !

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    Buy a new MacBook.
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    So...if I don't do anything...a macBook dies?

    Sweet...I hope there's pics.
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    Why even bother with textedit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post

    Ha Ha....I dont think I am elaborating correctly.....
    But, I commend you and thank you for not imparting any "RTFM DA" stuff on me
    I got that figured out, along with strtching the window after a proof print but its still
    like all wacked n chit, y0 !!! Oh well....

    I just downloaded a program called AbiWord that I think will do the trick for me.
    Please cancel any plans you might have had for later in case I need to whine sumore



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    So...if I don't do anything...a macBook dies?

    Sweet...I hope there's pics.
    Figgers......."Word"biker



    Im the "Widget" biker......

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    Quote Originally Posted by -=Łem in Pa=- View Post
    Ha Ha....I dont think I am elaborating correctly.....
    But, I commend you and thank you for not imparting any "RTFM DA" stuff on me
    I got that figured out, along with strtching the window after a proof print but its still
    like all wacked n chit, y0 !!! Oh well....

    I just downloaded a program called AbiWord that I think will do the trick for me.
    Please cancel any plans you might have had for later in case I need to whine sumore



    GRRR! It's Mac users like you that make PC people laugh at us! Just use Microsoft Word and be done with it.

    (I applaud you for resisting "the man", but sometimes you just have to bite the bullet )
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    Of course that is the way an intelligent person would do it
    but I just dont have the 149.00 to drop on Word for what I hope is
    a onetime use. Now, I must suffer my cheepness
    I do have it on my PC but the PC is dying and like fighting a big, ugly
    dinosaraus rex......So its just a matter of what evil I might want to
    tolerate getting this handled. I chose the MAc because the more I
    fight with it now, there is a good possiblity of less stupid questions later...
    Its all a learning process. The manual is sort of useless. They really
    push this one-on-one stuff at the Apple store. Going to the West Palm Beach
    Gardens mall is just too frightening to think about

    People laff at me for a variety of reasons...one more is no big deal

    Oh well....Im gonna go for a ride and drop some hybrid riders along the beach road....
    That always makes me feel better about myself

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    Freeware, you will need X11 to run it. The instructions are here.

    http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/s...s_reqs_20.html

    NeoOffice.

    http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/index.php
    Last edited by georgiaboy; 08-12-07 at 05:06 PM.
    Would you like a dream with that?

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    Ran than OpenOffice try <a href="http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/index.php">NeoOffice</a>. It's basically OpenOffice made more specifically for the Mac.

    For the TextEdit issue I wonder if there's a preferences file under the Library folder that might be causing an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenta View Post
    Ran than OpenOffice try <a href="http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/index.php">NeoOffice</a>. It's basically OpenOffice made more specifically for the Mac.

    For the TextEdit issue I wonder if there's a preferences file under the Library folder that might be causing an issue.
    I found a TextEdit Express which is an addendum to TextEdit. Know anything about that?
    Would you like a dream with that?

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    I bought the cheap Microsoft Office 2004 package for Mac, it's got MSWord, Excel and Powerpoint plus a few other goodies, w/o Access; seems to work fine.

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    I don't (*snicker*) condone this kind of thing (*lol*) but if you really want to stick it to Mr. Gates, do the following.

    Find a friend that has word on his Mac. Run a 6-pin firewire cable betwixt the two. Hold down the "T" key as you turn your buddy's machine on. It will show up as a hard drive on your computer (which has been on this whole time). Find the Office Suite in applications, select drag and drop onto your computer.

    You now have Office for free.

    But srsly, don't do it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    GRRR! It's Mac users like you that make PC people laugh at us! Just use Microsoft Word and be done with it.

    (I applaud you for resisting "the man", but sometimes you just have to bite the bullet )
    Or he could get Pages (part of iWork)
    "There is hardly a man or woman who dares to be just what he or she is without doctoring up the impression." --A.W. Tozer

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    Get iWork '08. Its a lot cheaper than MS Office (and I'd argue that its better for home use). If you DO get MS Office, get V.x not 2004. Or just use Abiword / NeoOffice (which is pretty damn good).

    TextEdit is a pretty average text editor. The RTF mode ****s me. Try converting to plain text with shift+cmd+t and see if that helps.
    S&M isn't so cool when its just yourself. If I handcuff myself to my bed who's going to set me free?

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    You might also want to check out Mariner Write. It gets good reviews, and lets you open and edit Word documents.

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    Wow...you Mac-ies are all right !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    I don't (*snicker*) condone this kind of thing (*lol*) but if you really want to stick it to Mr. Gates, do the following.

    Find a friend that has word on his Mac. Run a 6-pin firewire cable betwixt the two. Hold down the "T" key as you turn your buddy's machine on. It will show up as a hard drive on your computer (which has been on this whole time). Find the Office Suite in applications, select drag and drop onto your computer.

    You now have Office for free.

    But srsly, don't do it
    Lem, if you were a reasonable bike ride away, I'd never offer such a thing. After all, that's not how I got my copy of Office for Mac. No way.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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