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  1. 1. CIS 101 for Apple Macintosh Users This guide is intended to assist you with any questions you might have as a Mac user in CIS 101.Welcome to CIS 101! This course is intended to give you a broad introduction to computers and computingtopics and to give you hands on experience in Excel, PowerPoint, HTML Security and programming. Whileyou will be able to use a Macintosh to do some of the assignments in this class, you may encounter somecompatibility issues when we explore Excel 2010. Currently, our computer labs are only equipped withWindows PCs and unfortunately our textbooks assume that Windows is being used for their screenshots anddemonstrations. While the majority of lessons and techniques will still apply, there are slight differencesbetween using your PC and using a Mac.MS Office 2011 for the MAC is compatible with Office 2010.Pace students using Macs can download Office 2011 for free.To download Office 2011 for Mac:Go to https://pru.pace.eduLog in with MyPace Portal user name and passwordSelect Download Microsoft Office and then Office 2011 for MacCIS101: Excel 2010Your first lessons in the course will teach you how to use Microsoft Excel, which is a powerful and widely-usedspreadsheet and graphing program. If you find that your version of MS Office is not compatible you candownload a free version of Office 2011 for MAC please refer to this link https://pru.pace.edu If you stillexperience any problems, you will need to use the Computer Labs at PACE or a Windows Computer that hasExcel 2010 installed to complete your lab and homework assignments. Office 2011 for MAC should becompatible with Excel 2010. Please see the link above for upgrade information.Using ExcelThe skills that you will need to use Excel on the Macintosh are same as those you will need with Excel forWindows. Although the overall ‘theme’ of the appearance differs, you will still have the same menus, buttons,and toolbars that you have on the Windows version, and files that you create on a Mac can be read on aWindows computer and vice versa. To open the assignment files on your Macintosh you will have to use“SAVE AS” in Excel 2010 and save to a Windows 97-2003 file format.CIS101: HTML/XHTML/CSSEditing HTML in TextEditTextEdit is a very simple text editor for the Macintosh, which is similar to the Notepad++ application used inyour HTML book. It is installed in the Applications folder by default.You can use TextEdit as an HTML editor. You can start from a new plain text or RTF file, or you can editcontent in an existing HTML file.When you create a document that contains embedded graphics, you can save it as a Web Archive file. Plaintext and RTF files can be saved as HTML. You can open and edit these files in TextEdit, and you can viewthem in a web browser, such as Safari or Firefox.To create plain HTML code files using TextEdit: 1. Create a new text document and choose Format > Make Plain Text. 2. Write the HTML code. 3. To save your file, choose File > Save. Use the extension ".html" at the end of the filename. Click Save. 4. If you want to work with an existing HTML file, choose File > Open and select the file you want. Be sure to select "Ignore rich text commands." When you save the file, it remains a ".html" file.
  2. 2. TextWrangler is an application developed for writing HTML code on the Mac. It has a number of features thatmake it very helpful for learning to code in HTML. http://www.barebones.comViewing your WebPages via a Web Browser:You will already have two web browser applications installed on your computer by default. The first, Safari, isApple’s own Web browser, and is usually already set up as your default browser. The other, Internet Explorer,is equivalent to the Explorer application for web browsing on Windows. However, we recommend that you usea third browser, Firefox, as your browser for this class. You can download Firefox at http://www.getfirefox.com.Once you run the installer, you can add Firefox to your dock.FTP: Transferring Files to the Web ServerThere are a number of FTP programs available for the Macintosh. FTP management software is used formoving files back and forth between your computer and your PACE Web Space account by simply draggingand dropping files and folders.There are two FTP applications available online that allow a free download:FileZilla FTPhttp://www.download.com/FileZilla-Intel-/3000-2151_4-10826495.html?tag=mncol&cdlPid=10891281orClassic FTPhttp://www.download.com/Classic-FTP-for-Mac/3000-2151_4-10706813.html?cdlPid=10773500You can also use your browser to FTP files. Please refer to the PACE Web Server document found underCourse Overview for instructions.The instructions for connecting to your Web Space on the Pace Web Server can be found in Blackboard/Course Overview/ PACE Web Server Access.Server: webpage.pace.eduUserID: paceusernamePassword: should be the same one you use to log into blackboard.Once logged in you can drag and drop files and foldersCIS 101: ALICEThe final software application we will be using is Alice 2.2. There is a free download of Alice for the MAC ontheir web site:http://www.alice.org/index.php?page=downloads/download_alice2.2Please follow the instructions on the web site for installation. If you encounter any problems installing Alice,you can always use the PACE computer labs to complete assignments.

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