Using the contacts on your Mac

We will learn how to use the contacts app. 

To open the contacts app first either go to you’re doc by pressing c control option d and then pressing the left or right arrows to find contacts and press enter or go to the applications folder with command shift a and then use the up and down arrow keys to find contacts and press command o to open it or press command space and  type contacts and press enter to open it. 

Next we will explore the main window. 

In the first table is the groups table. 

In the groups table   you can choose what group of contacts  you want to show. 

 For example you can show all iCloud contacts. 

To show only all iCloud contacts first interact with the  groups table with vo shift down arrow that is control option shift down arrow. 

Next vo right arrow to all iCloud contacts and then stop interacting with the groups table with vo shift up arrow that is control option shift up arrow. 

Next  if you vo right arrow a little more you will find the name table. 

In this table you will find the name of you’re contacts. 

Next if you vo right arrow again you will find the add button if you press vo space bar you will add a new contact. 

The next button you will find is the edit button. 

This will allow you to edit a contact.  

The next button you will find  is the share card button. 

This button allows you to share a contact with another contact. 

 

To add a contact first vo right arrow to the add button and then vo space bar on it. 

Next use the up and down arrow keys to locate the new contact option in the menu and then press vo space bar on it. 

Next vo right arrow to the first name field and then enter the first name of the contact. 

Next vo right arrow to the last name field and then enter the last name of the contact. 

  Next vo right arrow again and then you will find the company field wheir you can enter  wheir the contact works. 

Next to enter the phone number and other information about the contact you will have to interact with the  contact information scroll area with vo shift down arrow that is control option shift down arrow. 

Next vo right arrow to the phone number field and then type in the phone number of the contact. 

Before the phone edit field there is a popup menu wheir you can choose mobile home  iPhone home fax  work other  other fax work fax  [ager  and custom. 

To open this popup menu you can press vo space bar on it. 

Then use the up and down arrow keys to find the  type of phone you want to choose for the contact and then press vo space bar to choose the option.  

 Next there is  the type of email you want to choose for the contact. 

To choose what type of email the contact uses vo right arrow to the home popup button and then press vo space bar on it. 

The options are as follows  home work other and custom. 

Next if you vo right arrow again this is wheir you can type the email address of the contact. 

The rest of the  form contains edit fields and menus wheir you can choose type of webpage  for example if they have a website . 

The rest of the form contains fields wheir you can add street addresses state city and zip code. 

 

 You can also add the contacts birthday. 

When you are done filling in all the information stop interacting with with the contact information scroll area with vo shift up arrow that is control option shift up arrow. 

Next stop interacting with the contact information group with control option shift up arrow. 

Next vo right arrow to the done button and vo space bar on it. 

 Next to edit a contact. 

First vo right arrow to the edit button and then press vo space bar on it.   

Next vo left arrow to the contact information group and then press  vo shift down arrow to interact with the contact information group. 

Next vo right arrow to the first and last name fields and edit them. 

Then vo right arrow to the contact infermation scroll area and interact with it with control option shift down arrow. 

Then  vo right arrow to  each popup menu  or edit field and edit at you’re choosing. 

Then when you are done stop interacting with the contact information scroll area  and then stop interacting with the contact information group. 

Next vo right arrow to the done button and then press vo space bar on it. 

 

 

Now we will learn how to share a contact. 

To share a contact first vo right arrow to the share card button and then press vo space bar on it. 

Next  use the up and down arrow keys to choose how you want to send the contact card such as email or message the card. 

Once you find the option you want then press vo space bar to select the option. 

 Next vo right arrow to the to field wheir you can type who you want to send the contact to. 

Next vo right arrow to the send button and then press vo space bar to send it. 

 To delete a contact vo right arrow to the name table and then press command delete to delete the contact. 

To delete a group vo left arrow to the group table and then press command delete to delete the contact group. 

 

 

Setting up a commander with Voice over on the mac

1. Open up vo utility with f8 and go to commanders. Push command 8 to get to commanders quickly

2. Vo right arrow to keyboard and vo space bar on that

3. Make sure you check the check box to enable the option key to work with commander

4. Vo space bar to add ndew, hit vo space bar on that

5. Type the letter or the number you want to use. For example, I would type the letter c for converstion.

6. Vo right arrow to the pop up menu and space bar on it. Then use the down arrow to go threw the various options. You want custom commands if you want this to open a program for you

7. Once you get to custom commands, hit enter, its going to be on the option you want already, whitch is open an application. So vo space bar on that

8. Vo right arrow to the applications table, and inter act with it

9. Find the app you want, and hit inter on it

10. It will bring you back to the area where you selected the number or letter of what you wanted to use to open the application. Stop inter acting with that and your done. Close vo utility, and try it. So I would push option key with the letter C, and it will open my conversion program. By default it is the right option key, but there is a pop up menu that lets you change it to the left or both. HTH