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The Little Mac OS X Bookby Robin Williams
Synopses & Reviews
No other author documents the Mac OS the way Robin Williams does. In The Robin Williams Mac OS X Book, Jaguar Edition updated to include Mac OS X 10.2, she brings her inimitable approach to Apple's radically redesigned OS, eschewing jargon for straightforward explanations and a good dose of humor. It's an approach that works equally as well for newcomers looking for a gentle introduction to the Macintosh as it does for experienced Mac users upgrading to Mac OS X 10.2.
This practical, how-to guide covers all of the exciting new features in Mac OS X 10.2, including the revamped Finder, new instant messaging client, global address book, spam-blocking email program, QuickTime 6, Sherlock 3, and more. Robin doesn't neglect the basics either. You'll find logical, easy-to-follow sections on how to use your Mac for a variety of everyday tasks: printing, sending email, exchanging files, and surfing the Web. And for those frustrating moments When Things Go Wrong, Robin has compiled a troubleshooting guide for common Mac snafus. See for yourself why Robin's books have won her millions of fans.
Book News Annotation:
A guide to Macintosh's new operating system that covers all the standard topics including menus and shortcuts, using the windows, system preferences, using aliases, applications and utilities, using the Internet, and sharing files. Additional information includes discussions of reformatting, partitions, using the classic environment, and a review of how OS 9 features have been changed.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Simply put, there is no other computer book author who documents the Macintosh operating system the way Robin Williams does. With the recent release of Mac OS X, she comes to the aid of new Mac owners looking for a friendly introduction to computer basics, as well as veteran Macintosh users awaiting a how-to guide for this brand-new operating system. The Little Mac OS X Book shows readers all they need to know about Mac basics: starting up, using the mouse, and working with menus, folders, and icons. Readers will also learn how to connect to the Internet, how to word process, and how to use Sherlock to search for files on your hard drive or for information on the Web.
Fully re-written from the ground up, The Little Mac OS X Book also covers all the new features of OS X such as protected memory and true multitasking, as well as the new Aqua interface and the Dock. Robin Williams provides a gentle, friendly guide to the Macintosh and OS X for new and experienced users alike.
About the Author
Robin Williams is the author of more than 20 best-selling and award-winning books, including The Little Mac Book, The Non-Designer's Design Book, The Non-Designer's Web Book, and Robin Williams Design Workshop and Web Design Workshop. Through her writing, teaching, and seminars, Robin has influenced an entire generation of computer users in the areas of design, typography, desktop publishing, the Mac, and the World Wide Web.
Table of Contents
I. START HERE.
1. Finding your Way Around.
2. An Easy Tutorial.
II. THE BASICS.
3. All About the Mouse (or Trackpad).
4. Keys and the Keyboard.
5. Menus and Shortcuts.
6. How to use the Windows.
7. All About Icons.
8. All About Using the Dock.
9. The Desktop, Finder, and Home.
10. How to Use Folders.
11. Selecting, Moving, and Copying Files.
12. Opening Applications and Documents.
13. Word Processing (Typing).
14. Saving Your Documents.
15. Printing Your Documents.
16. Closing and Quitting.
17. Trashing Files.
18. Ejecting Disks.
19. Shut Down, Restart, or Log Out.
III. BEYOND THE BASICS.
20. Multiple Users and Their Homes.
21. Downloading and Installing.
22. Customizing Your Mac with System Preferences.
23. Using Aliases.
24. Making and Using Favorites.
25. Search your Hard Disk.
26. Fonts on your Mac.
27. Applications on your Mac.
28. Utilities on your Mac.
IV. THE INTERNET.
29. What is the Internet?
30. Using the World Wide Web.
31. Using the World Wide Web (includes Sherlock).
32. Email and Address Book.
V. BASIC NETWORKING AND SHARING.
34. How to Share Files with Multiple Users on One Computer.
35. How to Share Files in a Small Office or Home.
36. How to Share Files Across the Internet.
VI. EXTRA STUFF.
37. Ports and Peripherals.
38. Reformatting and Partitions.
39. Using the Classic Environment (Mac OS 9).
For Experienced Mac OS 9 Users: Where'd it Go!
Special Characters and Accent Marks.
Zapf Dingbats Chars.
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