The Index is a searchable index of every issue of AUSOM News published since 1980.
The user can access the Index using the application AUSOM Application.app (available from Download One below).
To Obtain the Index
Download the zipped file from Download One below
Unzip it to obtain a folder AUSOM News Index
Drag the folder to an appropriate location on your Mac. You might drag it to your Applications folder since it does contain an app
Open the folder AUSOM News Index and locate the following files:
- AUSOM application.app
- AUSOM index.AID
- Magazines Folder
The Magazines Folder is empty. This is where you should drag all your AUSOM News PDFs. The magazines are available on FirstClass and on our web site here. In addition members are sent an email each month (except January) detailing the availability of the latest version of AUSOM News.
AUSOM application.app PLUS AUSOM.index.AID
Open the folder AUSOM News Index and double-click AUSOM Application.app. Follow the steps to setup the app and then start searching.
Running AUSOM Application.app allows searching all issues of AUSOM News for an article by author, date, title, and subject matter. AUSOM members who indexed the magazines have included key words in a description field for each entry to allow the user to search for a term of interest and have the Index find all articles containing that term. You can then refine the search by any of the fields in the Index. Once an article is located you can open the relevant PDF file at the page shown in the Index.
Three instructional movies are available from Download Two below to assist in using the Index. They include how to open and use the Index, how to update the Index, and how to set up your Mac so that you may directly access your chosen pages.
If you cannot find any articles from recent issues of AUSOM News follow the instructions to update the Index below (Download Three).
Three instructional movies are available to assist in using the Index. They include how to open and use the Index, how to update the Index, and how to set up your Mac so that you may directly access your chosen pages.
To update the Index
One of the files in the folder AUSOM News Index is AUSOM index.AID. This file is updated regularly. The most recent version of the file AUSOM index.AID is available below (and from FirstClass). This is a zipped file, it will expand as a folder and within that folder is AUSOM index.AID. Move this to the folder AUSOM News Index replacing the older version of AUSOM index.AID.
Version: May 2017