Thanks to Apple’s build quality, old Macs rarely die – they just end up on eBay. You can get a usable machine from under £100. continue
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An extension of TrueType, OpenType can also accommodate PostScript data, allowing fonts created in both formats to be converted. It also adds new features, notably vastly expanded character tables, allowing variants such as oldstyle numerals, small caps and even complete foreign alphabets to be included in a single font file, and automatic alternates, so a different letter shape or ‘glyph’ will be selected for a character depending on which characters come before and after it. continue reading excerpt
DTP software was conceived as a jack of all trades and master of none. You’d prepare your photos in Photoshop, illustrations in Illustrator and words in Word, then import them. These days, though, it’s increasingly feasible to do it all in InDesign. continue reading excerpt
The Apple Store is the perfect symbol of the company and products we’ve come to know and love: it’s gorgeous, shiny, enticing and impossible to ignore. But there are plenty more options, because Macs are available these days from a greater variety of outlets than ever before. So where should you shop, what should you choose, how can you buy it safely, and is there any way to shave a few quid off that exquisitely typeset Apple Store price tag? Read the full article in MacFormat issue 219, on sale now.
The Education Show is an annual UK event for schools and colleges. To coincide with it, MESH Computers and Dennis Publishing commissioned me to produce a mini-magazine introducing Windows 7 to education buyers, generously supported by AMD. I wrote most of the copy for the 20pp edition as well as designing the layouts and cover.
From the Finder to the Firewall, key shortcuts to sync tricks, we round up all the clever little wrinkles that can make life sweeter in Mac OS X. If you’ve ever thought ‘there ought to be a smarter way to do that’, there probably is, and it’s probably here. Read the full article in MacFormat issue 213, on sale now.
A common layout requirement is to create a table based on an imported Excel spreadsheet but styled to match the rest of a publication. What’s especially annoying is to get a table finished only to find the supplied data has changed. This can be avoided by maintaining a link between the original Excel file and your Quark or InDesign document. Read the full article in MacUser Vol 25 No 18, on sale now.