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Mac Tips and Tricks Jan 1996

On January 1, 1996, in How-To, by Tim Robertson

Many of you have written in asking me to print more tips and trick, so I will try to do just that. If you have a tip or trick, and wish to share it with other mac users, send it in! I will print as many as you send in, and try to test them all beforehand to verify that they do work.
America Online Software Tips.

Do you have a document or picture you have been unable to open? Simply use the “open” command from the AOL software, select the file, and viola! AOL software is very good at opening the strangest things. I have had a few picture files that Graphic Converter, my favorite stand by, has been unable to open, but AOL did with ease!

Do you have a file you want to stuff, but do not have Stuffit? Once again, AOL comes to the rescue! First, select “Compose Mail”, then choose “Attach file”. Next you will be asked to select the file you wish to attached to you email. After you have done so, select “compress file”, at which time AOL will ask you to save the stuffed file, with .sit at the end. AOL will now stuff that file. After this is done, simply close the letter, and do not save. You now have a stuffed file! Also, the reverse is true. If you have a compressed file, and do not have the correct software (like a .zip file) , you can use the “Open” command to select that file. AOL will expand it for you!

You do not need to be online to do use any of these tricks.

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