This next month's great meeting topics is "Mistakes to Avoid". The meeting will be held at 7:00 pm, April 4, 2017, in Kennedy Hall at IC School, 1208 E. McCarty St., Jefferson City. Please bring your friends who are Mac or iOS users to our meetings.
We made it to my favorite time of the year: College Basketball and Thanksgiving. Thank you Peggy for covering for me at the last meeting while I was celebrating my anniversary. I am calling on her again as I will be at a Missouri Basketball game during the December meeting.
Thanks also to all the Board Members for serving during my first year as President. I know that I have been nominated for a second term, and I hope we have a few other members step up and offer to be on the appleJAC Board as Members at Large. I see the same faces every year and would like to get some fresh ideas. This is a fun way to spend an extra evening with the officers, you can pick our brains if you have an issue with your Apple device, and you can give new ideas for things to do at the monthly meetings.
Apple Pay is growing and available in more and more businesses. I have ordered a new card reader that supports Apple Pay, so soon you will even be able to use it for Computer Repairs at Mid-Missouri Computer Services.
The Following people won door prizes at the November Meeting:
Jane Creed - iTunes Card
Jane Szabados - Pen/Letter Opener Dave Martin - iPhone 6 Plus Case Charlie Bland - Thumb Drive Carole VanVranken - Steve Jobs Magazine Alice Kopp - iPhone 6 Case Ann Lane - Note Book Light Ruth Younger - Thumb Drive
Since I will not be at the Annual Business Meeting, let me say for my President's Annual Report that appleJAC has a stable membership size. We had a few road trips: Mac’s in Business was held at The Crossing Church, Don and Shubha Miller hosted a wonderful picnic, and Charlie Bland arranged a meeting in Fulton at the Rural Electric Cooperative for Home Connections. Thank you to all that have taken a turn picking up supplies for our Great Break. I encourage you to join the Board as a Member at Large or offer to present to the group something you do with your Apple device.
Our upcoming December 1, 2015, meeting will feature Annual Business Meeting & Google Photos (see agenda below). Peggy and George will show you how Google photos can work for you. After the Great Break, we will collect any additional nominations for officers, then put them to a VOTE. As always, there will be time for everyone to ask questions and share your tips and tricks to the group.
Be sure to respond to our meeting email notice with questions (to qualify for iTunes card drawing), officer nominations, and meeting topic suggestions. Continue to visit our website for more updates and fresh information.
Tom Piper, appleJAC Secretary, presented a review of the new "Spectre" (the 24th James Bond movie) at 8:05am, November 13, 2015, on KWOS Open Air's Guest Movie Critic spot. Following mixed reviews, he gave this movie 4 gadgets as his next to highest rating.
The 10-minute presentation can be heard by clicking download Spectre Movie review. Special thanks to KWOS for the great time provided by Warren Krech and John March during this presentation.
Why a review of a James Bond movie on a techie website? Its all about the gadgets, of course . . . just have a look at jamesbondlifestyle.com to see them all.
Officers from the appleJAC computer club were again on KWOS radio in Jefferson City, on Saturday, June 13, from 8:00 – 9:00 AM. The program was "Open Air Saturday with Hal Dulle”.
Peggy Landwehr was joined by Tom Piper and George Kopp to discuss all things tech. Some of the topics discussed included the new Apple Watch, spyware and viruses on computers, new operating systems coming down the road, backing up computers and iDevices, and all about maintenance of this technology.
They also made a number of affectionate plugs for appleJAC (when to attend and how to join), Jones Beltone, Central Bank, Coffee Zone and others who support innovative technology.
To hear this broadcast (about 51 minutes), just click on this link: OpenAir061315. Listen again to Open Air on July 25, 2015, when they will talking about technology more in depth.
Apple is heavily pushing its new "Continuity" features in OS X Yosemite that improve cross-platform integration between iOS and the Mac. The most significant of the Continuity features is Handoff, which allows OS X and iOS users to start a task on one device and swap to another one nearby to continue work.
Handoff can be used for a number of different activities, including email, web browsing, messaging, and more. Users can begin composing an email on their iPhone and finish it on their Mac. Maps and websites work in a similar fashion, as users can load up content on one device and look at it on another. Currently, Handoff works with Mail, Safari, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, Messages, Reminders, Calendar, and Contacts. A number of third-party apps including Pixelmator, Wunderlist , PCalc, and Things also contain support for Handoff.
You will need iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite in order to use Handoff. You also need to make sure that both your Mac and iPhone are logged into the same iCloud account, and check that your Mac supports Handoff. You can check if your Mac is compatible with Handoff by clicking the symbol in the top left-hand side of the Menu bar, going to About This Mac, clicking on System Report and clicking on the "Bluetooth" section. You should then see information about whether your system is compatible with Handoff.
Handoff is limited to Macs with Bluetooth 4.0, which leaves many older Macs unable to access the new features. Additionally, even though the 2011 MacBook Air and 2011 Mac mini include Bluetooth 4.0, Apple has chosen to make both devices incompatible with OS X Yosemite's Continuity features. To solve this issue, a number of talented members of the MacRumors forums have come up with a set of instructions and a Continuity Activation Tool that should get Continuity working on Macs unable to support the feature.
Setting Up Handoff
1. Turn on Wi-Fi on your iPhone (Settings -> Wi-Fi) and Mac (Menu Bar -> Wi-Fi -> Turn Wi-Fi On.
2. Turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone (Settings -> Bluetooth) and Mac (Menu Bar -> Apple -> System Preferences -> Bluetooth -> Turn Bluetooth On).
3. Turn on Handoff on your iPhone (Settings -> General -> Handoff & Suggested Apps -> Turn Handoff On) and Mac (Menu Bar -> Apple -> System Preferences -> General -> Recent Items - > Turn On "Allow Handoff Between this Mac and your iCloud devices")
4. You may now begin using Handoff by launching a compatible app on your Mac or iOS device and swapping to another to see your content. For example, try launching Safari on your Mac and then switch to your iPhone. On your iPhone's lock screen, you should see a small Safari icon in the lower left corner. Slide up to launch Safari, and the iOS app will display the same website as seen on your Mac.
You can also see a Handoff-enabled app through the multitasking switcher by double-pressing your home button and scrolling to the left.
Handoff works in a similar fashion when transitioning from an iOS device to a Mac. On the Mac, a Handoff-compatible app will be displayed on the left-most side of the dock. Clicking on the app in the Mac's dock will load the same content as seen on an iOS device.
Since the launch of OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 earlier this month, many users have had issues getting Handoff to work with their devices.
Users on our forums seem to have found that the most common solution is a combination of logging out and back into iCloud on their devices, disabling and enabling Handoff, disabling and enabling Bluetooth, and restarting devices. But even amongst those who found success, it may not last forever. Handoff clearly remains buggy in this early release.
If those steps don't work for you, members on Apple's own support forums have also suggested that deleting Bluetooth preferences in OS X and then restarting Bluetooth can also solve problems with Handoff, but we haven't been able to get that to work on our end.
Any of these steps may help if you are having trouble with activating Handoff on your devices, but ultimately, Apple may have to release an update to allow Handoff to work consistently for everyone.
(article provided by MacRumors, Monday October 27, 2014 3:17 AM PDT)
It is amazing how quickly time passes . . . winter has definitely arrived with cold temperatures, arctic winds, and threatening snow . . . indeed, Happy Thanksgiving to all. Meanwhile, Apple products and processes continue to get more interesting as we try to keep you up to date.
Our last meeting focused on Mac OS Mavericks plus Update Mania (see the meeting report information that immediately followed that). The attendance was terrific, and the following members won these doorprizes:
Julie Smith $10 iTunes card Ros Moulton Apple Pages book Terry Larkin My iPaid book
Our next meeting will be a combination of "iOS in the Car" by Marian Petrides (see attached agenda), and the Annual Business Meeting when we recap the year's accomplishments, and elect leadership for the coming calendar year. Nominations received so far include (by office and history):
President Tom Piper (incumbent) Vice-President Joe Mertzlufft (incumbent) Secretary Ann Lane Treasurer Sue Snell (incumbent) Webmaster Dustin Stark (previously M-a-L) Members-at-Large: George Kopp (previously Webmaster) Peggy Landwehr (incumbent) Dan Walsh (incumbent) Larry Garvin (incumbent) Marian Petrides (incumbent) Greg Breuer (incumbent)
Additional nominations may be made by emailing the member's name to firstname.lastname@example.org (make sure they have agreed first). The vitality of our group depends on energetic and motivated leadership, so don't hesitate to volunteer if you would like to help improve our efforts.
Enjoy the holiday, endure the weather, and join the warmth of our next meeting to learn more about transporting devices and building our future.
appleJAC MUGH holds its monthly meeting at Immaculate Conception School in Jefferson City. IC School is collecting plastic bottles.
They can recycle non-alcoholic plastic bottles with a "1" in the recycle icon, and "Pete" under it, like water, soda, iced tea, fruit juice bottles. (NO milk bottles) They also recycle aluminum cans.
They may be left in the front of school on the bench, or behind the Sisters' convent at 1205 East McCarty (red brick house with the awnings).
The school is competing -- trying to get enough of these to receive $25,000. We appreciate IC School allowing us to use Kennedy Hall, so when you come to the next appleJAC meeting, be sure to bring your empty plastic bottles for the school.
The appleJAC Macintosh Users Group Board of Directors is proposing to update the corporate Bylaws by removing the Board position of "Librarian".
A vote of the membership will be taken at the December 4, 2012, Annual Meeting to confirm and accept these changes.
The motivation for this change is because the physical contents of our Library has become very dated. No members have requested access to any of its contents for the past several years. Thus, without a viable library, a Librarian is no longer needed to administer its contents.
If a need emerges for this task, or any others, a Member-at-Large position will be assigned that function in the future.
To view the specific changes being proposed, click on appleJAC Bylaws ver 9 which will download the 4-page PDF file with all deletions as overstrikes and new language underlined (all in red).
My life thrives on cool gadgets, and I am constantly striving to find reputable companies with reliable, resourceful and effective devices at reasonable prices. The iOS world with my iPhone 4S, iPod touch (first gen) and iPad 3 have provided me many hours of joy, a few times of grief, and many opportunities for new adventures.
Recently, I have been working with a great company called Qmadix which offers a wide array of products that fit neatly into my gadget world. In this review, I am sharing my impressions and descriptions about a few items from their online store (www.qmadix.com). The picture above shows some of the products which accompanied me to the Secrets Resort in Huatulco, Mexico, and helped enhance my visit there with music and power. ￼
Docking Station Adapter for Apple iPhone 4S/4 is a great little connector that allows me to dock my iOS devices while using my favorite protective case. The thicker protective cases usually require removal prior to using them with most docking devices. To avoid this inconvenience, this slim 30-pin adapter extends my connector height, providing a convenient docking solution without removing the case. It is lightweight, compact one-piece design that is easy to use, small for transport, and a necessity in my gadget bag. An excellent accessory at only $19.99. ￼
Protective cases are very important for my iPhone 4S, and I am very impressed with the Metalix Snap-On Covers for Apple iPhone 4S/4 (I tested both the black and gray accent versions). As advertised, these cases are stylish, sophisticated and protective for my device. They are durable, but lightweight, textured polycarbonate border helps to keep a firm grip on your device. Aluminum alloy accents enhance the look of your device without adding bulk or unwanted weight. The form-fitted design allows access to all buttons, cameras and ports which protects from scratches and bumps, is easy to install, and available in black, gray, blue, purple and red. These are priced at $29.99. ￼
For truly rugged protection, the Qmadix Xtreme Protective Case integrates innovative design and engineering to provide maximum armor around my iPhone 4S/4. This shielded portable solution offers a dynamic blend of shock absorption material with a revolutionary Duro-Vest Protector to give me the ultimate defense against drops and jars. It includes a double layer, impact-resistant protection with an integrated kickstand, raised silicone edges to protect the screen, and durable ratcheting swivel belt clip on holster. At $34.99, this case is well worth the price.
Portable power is a travel necessity as provided by Boostpac Battery Solutions. For quick backup energy, I use the Qmadix boostpac quick shot Rechargeable Auxiliary Battery Pack. ￼It is conveniently equipped with iPod, iPhone and Micro USB connectors which are compatible with many small portable devices. This nifty box includes LED indicator displays for estimated remaining battery life, smart technology that prevents overcharging, a compact design with collapsible connectors, and a standard USB to micro USB Cable. It uses a 1000 mAh rechargeable lithium-polymer battery with rated input/output of DC 5V, and measures 2" x 1.4" x 1". This can be a lifesaver at $39.99. ￼
As an alternative for night charging and backup energy, I took with me the Qmadix boostpac eclipse Rechargeable Auxiliary Battery Pack. It is also equipped with iPod/iPhone and Micro USB connectors, a standard USB to micro USB Cable. and is compatible with most devices including iPod, iPhone, BlackBerry, Motorola, HTC, LG, and Samsung. It too is small, smart, and cool blue LED indicators to display estimated remaining charging power. It pops open to become a desktop stand for iPod or iPhone, and charges from any Mac, PC or laptop. This unit boasts a 1500mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery with rated input/output of DC 5V, and measures 2.7" x 2" x 0.9". The price for this battery pack is $49.99.
￼ Portable power when I’m driving is also important where I use the Qmadix USB Twin Tablet Charging Kit 4.2 which gives me maximum power on the go when charging my tablet or other mobile device. This hub allows you to simultaneously charge two different devices in your vehicle. It includes a dual-port system with 10W (2.1 amps) for quick mobile charging, compatible with most standard USB charging cables, sonically sealed for seamless appearance, and advanced smart circuitry prevents over-heating or over-charging. It includes a 4 foot long USB charging-data sync cable which is made for all iPod, iPhone and iPad devices (an additional cable can also be used). This is a travel essential for my car and motorcycle which sells for only $39.99.
￼Keeping the screens clean on my devices is always important (just like the glasses I wear), so I use Qmadix Smudge-Free Dry-Foam Cleaning Kit which is formulated to safely clean my devices from smudges, dirt, grime and makeup. This dry foam formula utilizes smudge-resistant properties that help minimize the transfer of most smudges. It is safe for mobile devices, computer monitors, televisions (Plasma, LCD and LED), E-readers, tablets, keyboards, household electronics and more (it works great on my glasses). The cloths included are anti-microbial micro-fiber cloths treated with DURABAN EPA No. 85798-4, and are machine washable up to 50 times without losing the effectiveness of this anti-microbial treatment. As expected, this cleaning does not leave any residue or streaks, and is anti-Static and dust resistant. The package includes one 3oz can and two cleaning cloths measuring about 10” x 10” (one fluffy and the other satiny smooth). At only $14.99, this is a big improvement over my other cleaners. ￼
Being somewhat hearing challenged (I wear hearing aids), good sound is vitally important to me. My new companion has become the iharmonix Q-i-7 Extreme-Performance Mobile Earphones. These wonderful earbuds include noise canceling, inline mobile microphone with controller, extreme dynamic performance for superior sound accuracy, double-flanged silicone ear gels (three pairs, S-M-L) improved noise isolation, lightweight alloy micro design with high gloss black finish, gold-plated 3.5mm music/voice audio DC jack (L-shaped for minimum projection), and leather storage pouch. I used these on the airplane with my iPad 3 to watch movies with great success. They were louder and better at noise exclusion than any I’ve previously used (including my over-the-ear Bose noise-canceling headphones). I also used them at the resort hotel for Skype and iChat (now iMessage) discussions with my family back home. These are well worth the $79.99 list price. ￼
At the resort, I enjoyed wireless music from my iPhone through the marvelous iharmonix Q-i-sound Stereo Bluetooth Speakers by Qmadix which are compact and lightweight delivering true stereo sound for an optimal listening experience. Amazingly, a full duplex microphone is included for two-way wireless cell phone communication. This pair of untethered speakers have rechargeable lithium-polymer batteries, will play up to 8 hours of continuously, has up to 240 hours standby time (10 days), a full charge takes only 3.5 hours, the speakers can be up to 33 feet away from paired device (left and right speakers may be separated up to 15 feet), the AC wall charger includes custom Y-split USB cable, and the carrying case neatly cups the speakers (it would have been nice to also have an attachable case for the charger and cable). These speakers now go with me everywhere with their cool blinking blue lights, and excellent button controls (power, volume, and song forward/reverse). With a price tag of $149.99, they are for the discriminating listener (that’s me, and I fully recommend them). ￼
This has just been a sampling of the wide array of products available at www.qmadixonline.com. There are additional cases, chargers, cables, bluetooth accessories, and much more for Apple products and many other phone manufacturers. From my review, I am convinced that they have excellent products at reasonable prices. They also have a strong interest in supporting Apple user groups.
Wow, have the first five months of this year flown by! It’s nearly June and time for the annual appleJAC Group barbecue and picnic. We look forward to this time to meet and get to know each other on a different level.
I want to thank Peggy and John Landwehr in advance for hosting this year’s event. Hopefully the rain will hold off until after the evening’s festivities, and we can go home dry, unless that is, you decide to go in the pool.
Oh yes, there is a pool, so if you choose to, you can bring a swimming suit and quench the exterior thirst. ￼The club will provide the hot dogs and hamburgers.
Doorprizes won at the previous May 1 appleJAC MUG meeting include:
iTunes card.......................Zack Fletcher
Photoshop book.................. Larry Garvin
USB hub............................Charlie Bland
Designing Software for iPad.....Greg Perry
MobileMe for Small Business.....Dr. Tom M.
This month, we will enjoy the Annual appleJAC MUG Picnic (see agenda below). Friends and family are all invited to attend (bring a beverage, side disk and lawn chair). This is an opportunity to relax at the poolside home of Peggy and John Landwehr, and enjoy food, fun and friends. RSVP is requested (if you haven’t already). Directions below to their house (east side of Jefferson City off Eastland Drive) show that they are easily accessible.
You bring something to drink and a side dish. We’ll dine with friends ... and I’m quite sure, we’ll have a ball.
Harken back only a few short years ago to when, if you wanted a new software program, you either had to go to an electronics store (and hope they carried Apple/Mac software), or purchase a disk off your favorite online site and wait a few days to receive it in the mail.
Well, fellow Mac users, no longer. With the popularity of the iOS devices and instant downloads, you can now purchase your computer software or apps the same way. Keep in mind, "app" is short for application, and an application is software. It’s all the same thing, just different branding. As long as you have high-speed internet connection or access to wi-fi, it is an efficient delivery system.
Doorprizes won at the previous April 3 appleJAC MUG meeting include:
iTunes card......Brian Fuller
Apple cloth......Jenice Taggart
Lion Tutorial....Bill Krause
Apple cloth......Gale Fuller
Stress apple......Ron Hansen
appleJAC cloth..Peggy Landwehr
appleJAC clip...Jim Stevenson
Stress apple.....Joe Mertzlufft
Stress apple.....Dan Watson
Stress apple.....Jan Watson
With the popularity of portable devices like the iPod, iPhone and iPad, we had focused on apps for those devices, but this month we get back to the computer that made it all possible, the Apple Mac. Whether you have an iMac, Mac mini, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac Pro, you are now able to download your software directly to your computer and start using it right away. And, with the availability of gift cards at nearly any store, gifting software is as easy as ever.
A few of our members will show some of their favorite Mac Apps and demonstrate them for us Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the May appleJAC Mac User Group meeting beginning at 7:00 pm in Kennedy Hall below the Immaculate Conception School gym.
Hope to see you Tuesday, and bring along a few friends.
There are a couple of new Trojan Horses going around that are quite nasty. The one that is receiving the most press is called Flashback.
Article: Mac Flashback Trojan: Find Out If You’re One of the 600,000 Infected <http://gizmodo.com/5899352/mac-flashback-trojan-find-out-if-youre-one-of-the-600000-infected> Find out if you are already infected by the Flashback Trojan, and it tells where to go to find instructions on how to eliminate this malware if you are. (Don't be too upset by the title of that article. I've yet to hear a single firsthand account of someone being infected by Flashback.)
A simpler method (i.e. non-command line) than the F-Secure steps to check to see if you are infected by Flashback is this little app that runs the test for you. It just posts a dialog that says whether or not you're infected. It does not make any attempt to remove the trojan. You can download it here: <http://rsdeveloper.com/downloads/test4flashback.zip>
Apple has already pushed out an update to Java that includes a patch to make your Mac immune to Flashback. Once you either find out that you aren't infected with Flashback, or you find out that you are infected with Flashback and you eliminate it, it would be a very good idea to go ahead and update Java to acquire immunity to Flashback.<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5228?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US>
There is another Trojan Horse going around that is carried via a Microsoft Office document. Don't confuse this with the Flashback Trojan. Apple has already pushed out a patch to protect you against this Trojan also. Apple updated XProtect with a definition to catch the Office vulnerability. They refer to it as "OSX/Mdropper.i." This should have happened automatically in the background on your Mac if your are running OS X 10.6 or higher (i.e. Snow Leopard or Lion).<http://support.apple.com/kb/HT465> (There is no version of XProtect included in versions of OS X prior to OS X 10.6/Snow Leopard.)
In addition, if you have Microsoft Office installed, it's a good idea to install the Microsoft updaters for Office. These include a patch against this Trojan also:<http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads>
Now, the question that always comes up is: Do I need to install anti-virus (AV) software at this point? Most ordinary Mac users do completely without any AV software, and yet you just about never hear about a Mac user being infected with Malware. There are still no actual viruses (defined as self-propogating software) for the Macintosh. I’ve told you, above, how to deal with the latest malware threats without the need for AV software. So not much has changed that would require that we all run out and purchase AV software.
I’ve run what is usually the most highly rated (in magazine comparison tests) AV software program for the Mac for over a decade: Intego’s VirusBarrier ($50) <http://www.intego.com/virusbarrier> just to be able to tell clients that I am running AV software. (Clients don’t understand that a Macintosh isn’t the same thing as a Windows computer. And I don’t want to bother to try explaining the difference to them.) In all that time VirusBarrier has never actually protected me from anything of any consequence. While VirusBarrier is excellent, some users have (rarely) reported that it can cause nasty software conflicts (as can any AV software that runs constantly in the background). And since VirusBarrier always running in the background on your Mac, even though it is mostly unnoticable, there is some (minor) level of performance degridation (and once again, this is true of any AV software that is always running in the background).
So, instead, you may want to download and regularly use this free product: ClamXav (free) http://www.clamxav.com/. ClamXav doesn’t run constantly in the background like most other AV programs. (So it shouldn’t cause any software conflicts or slowdowns.) It can, however, be set to run on a schedule. It is easy to use, and it is comprehensive. So it is a good choice to install on your Mac, even if AV software really isn’t necessary for your Mac.
___________________________________________ Randy B. Singer (via Apple User Group Digest) Co-author of The Macintosh Bible (4th, 5th, and 6th editions) Macintosh OS X Routine Maintenance http://www.macattorney.com/ts.html ___________________________________________
Where: Midwest Recycling Center, 1327 Missouri Hwy. 179
Who is the collection open to? Everyone
Is there a charge? $15 per TV, $5 per monitor; EVERYTHING ELSE IS RECYCLED FOR FREE!
What kind of material is accepted?
WE CAN RECYCLE ANYTHING WITH A CORD OR A BATTERY GOING TO IT, including TVs; computer monitors; refrigerators; air conditioners; dehumidifiers; microwaves; treadmills; water heaters; furnaces; lawn and garden equipment if the gas is removed; cell phones; 8-track players; VCRs; telephones; copiers; printers; radio equipment of any kind; satellite receivers; telecom equipment; ham radios; video games and all accessories including the games; corded or cordless power tools including the batteries and charger; computers; faxes; car, boat and tractor batteries; re-chargeable batteries, etc.
NO: smoke alarms, thermostats and alkaline batteries
Who do I contact if I have questions? Please contact the City of Jefferson Recycling Coordinator at 573-634-6410.
Steven P. Jobs never cared much for selling Apple products to big businesses.
￼The late Apple chief executive so disliked the process of catering to the needs of business, rather than those of consumers, that he called chief information officers in corporations “orifices” at a conference in 2005. “There are 500 men and women in the Fortune 500 — C.I.O.’s — that you have to go through,” Mr. Jobs said then.
A funny thing happened, though, in the last few years. Big companies started buying Apple products — a lot of them — for their employees. The iPad and iPhone have given the Apple symbol a presence in workplaces that Apple never enjoyed when it was strictly focused on selling Macintosh computers.
Though I like Lion, one of the features that has been cast into the dim mists of history in this OS is the "Save As" function. It's one that I used pretty frequently for various reasons. The descriptions in the manuals and "how to" books have not really been very clear about how to work around this omission.
Let me do this, then, in two steps: first, simply create a version of the file, for any reason, with a different name (a former "Save As" function). Next, there are a few workarounds to allow you to "Save" a file "As" a different type.
Doing a Basic "Save As" Function . . .
In the finder window, go to the file that you wish to save as a different file.
Right-click the file (a two-fingered click on the trackpad).
Select "Duplicate" (the file will be duplicated with the addition of the word "copy" to its name).
With the duplicated file highlighted, click the "return" button, and type in the new name for the file.
Saving a file as a different type:
Open the file to be saved in Pages.
Under the file menu, click "export".
The dialogue box will allow you to save the file as a Word, ePub, Plain Text, PDF or RTF file.
Once you've selected the type of file you want, the dialogue box that appears will let you put the newly-designated file in another location.