How to use SleepMultiMedia on a MAC computer.
To run SleepMultiMedia on a Macintosh computer it is first necessary to download VMware Fusion software ( VMware Fusion VMware). VMware Fusion is an independent program available online for a nominal price. This program will allow your Mac to effectively run two operating systems on your machine simultaneously. Next you must install on your computer Windows XP Home edition. After installing Windows XP on your Mac, you can run it like any other program using the VMware Fusion software.
Now, on Windows XP you can install and run your copy of SleepMultiMedia following the regular downloading and installation procedure which came with your program. Remember to follow the instructions for codec's available online at sleepmultimedia.com.
Helpful Hints for using your SleepMultiMedia Software effectively on your Mac:
When using VMware Fusion to run SleepMultiMedia you may be inclined to switch back to your Mac desktop to perform other functions, or even to use screen shots from SleepMultiMedia in another format. To do this you must press Command + Control + Return. Using this key stroke will minimize your Windows XP operating system, and will reduce its size to merely a window on you Mac home screen. This will allow you to toggle through other applications on your Mac while still running SleepMultiMedia.
Depending on the size of your Mac and its desktop/laptop setting it may be necessary to adjust your screen size to get the best view of SleepMultiMedia. To make the necessary changes it is recommended that you adjust your screen resolution from the Mac System Preferences not the preferences on Windows XP. Remember this size is determined by the actual size of your screen, and therefore settings for these are dependent upon your own computer and cannot be generalized. Make sure you suspend activity of your VMware Fusion software and restart windows after making a change to the screen resolution.
On the Mac computer, screen shots are accomplished through a simple key stroke command. By pressing Command + Shift + 3 your Mac will take a picture of the entire screen you are working on, even when running Windows XP. These screen shots will then be saved on your Mac as previews with time stamps printed on them for easy accessibility. From these previews you can open, save, and edit any compatible programs you have running on your Mac.
For more advanced Mac users it may be helpful to take partial screen shots. This allows you to choose the part of the screen you wish to capture at any given time. Partial screen shots are made using the key stroke command, Command + Shift + 4. Using this command key will initiate cross hairs on your screen. Manipulate the crosshairs to take a localized picture of your screen choosing exactly which parts of a page you wish to save as a screen shot.
Presentation and PowerPoint:
SleepMultiMedia is built with its own presentation maker. This works while running the program on the Mac the same way that it does using any windows operating system. If you wish for your presentation to be more mobile your can turn SleepMultiMedia slides into a PowerPoint presentation. To do this use the screen shot key command as listed above to take screen shots of the slides you wish to have in your PowerPoint presentation. Now by switching back into your Mac you can use these pictures in your slides and create a presentation.