Question: What kind of help resources are there for the new Office 2008 suite on the MacIntosh?
Answer: Microsoft has a “Mactopia” web page for Mac users – http://www.microsoft.com/mac/default.mspx. Training and other help is available at the Help and How To link on that page. Another resource are “The Missing Manuals” series of reference books. There are several for the MacIntosh http://search.oreilly.com/?q=mac&submit.x=13&submit.y=5 . There are probably other good references books available too, by doing a google search. We also have a few Mac “experts” who support the MacIntosh at the Helpdesk or Workstation Support area of ITS too. (call 559-7700)
Question: I transferred to another department and am now having to learn how to use the Mac computer. I have used PCs for years and am having problems learning this system. Can you provide some tutorials or help?
Answer: This question actually came a few weeks ago, and at the time I found a few online help sites, but recently I found an article at http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/000186.php which said a ”must have” for new Mac users is ”MacOSX: The Missing Manual.” (There are good “Missing Manuals” for many other topics too at www.missingmanual.com) You may want to check out www.kk.org/cooltools site for interesting gift ideas for that person who has everything! By the way, here are a couple of other websites for Mac users are:
Office 2008 for the Mac – http://www.microsoft.com/mac/help.mspx?app=4
MacIntosh/Windows translation reference guide – http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-1033480.html
In addition, we are fortunate to have Ken Hill at our Helpdesk – 559-7700 – who has worked a lot with Macs as well as Workstation support staff who are experienced with Macs.