NOTE: Contents of the latest issues of AUSOM News are available here as TEXT so you can search it using an iPhone, iPad or other computer.
The Index on this page is for Mac ONLY and gives you access to the contents of all issues of AUSOM News.
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).
If you purchased a DVD containing the files the only file you need to replace is AUSOM index.AID so skip to “To Update the Index” – Download Three.
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 website 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.
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 your articles from recent issues of AUSOM News are not in your index you need the latest version of the file AUSOM index.AID (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.
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: August 2017 (Modified Date: 25 September 2017)
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