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Old 10-22-2003, 05:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am working at my college and my workstation is running mac OS version 10.2

i had thought that once you learn an OS they are all the same, wrong! i accidentally selected a file and pressed a letter on the keyboard and the OS started the process of renaming that file.

so i pressed ESC thinking that it would abort the renaming process, but no it renamed it anyways. i ended up accidentally renaming 2 files that were important for Indesign to run so now i have to reinstall that program.

if the OS starts renaming something how do i cancel the renaming process?

also can someone give me some resources to learn mac OS basics? i have read the help built into the OS but that was utterly useless garbage. i still don't know how to place shorcuts onto the desktop

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Old 10-22-2003, 05:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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To abort the renaming process, try deleting what you've already typed and then pressing enter. It'll probably ask you to type in a name, so press cancel. That should re-enter the original name.

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Old 10-22-2003, 10:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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whoa it's in movie format so no reading for me, cool! sure buddy we'll just keep this one to ourselves (heh, heh .. ), nobody else will know about this. thanks for the great resource link.

hey mac-mogul you got any other handy links for me?, because you made it pretty clear you like macs, thought it wouldn't hurt to ask
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Old 10-23-2003, 12:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't have any links for you. But I checked out your problem and I renamed some important InDesign stuff... it still worked. So I don't see why yours didn't. It could also be that I'm running OS X 10.1.5, and InDesign might run different... but I don't see how it would.

If you have to re-install the program, make sure you keep your documents in a safe place before the re-install. Either in a desktop folder, or on a disk. I've had instances where re-installing a program wipes out your docs that are saved in the programs 'documents' folder.

Hope you get it worked out.

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