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Mac OS X Panther with CDROM (Lynda Weinman's Hands-On Training)by Garrick Chow
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Get up to speed on Apple's latest major release, Mac OS X Panther, and its iLife applications through hands-on exercises and demo movies. Apple has made a great operating system even better with the release of Mac OS X Panther. With Panther, the formerly complicated Finder is set up to work like the easy-to-use iTunes interface, and Expose allows users to quickly switch among dozens of windows and files. Other upgrades include a new Font Book for managing fonts, ways to manage multiple email threads, and the ability to protect your files from people you don't want accessing them (File Vault). However, it's difficult to use these great tools or know how to burn CDs, work with photos, use no-charge videoconferencing, or instant messaging effectively if you don't understand how to work with the operating system itself. Enter Mac OS X Panther Hands-On Training. Veteran author and trainer Garrick Chow first tackles the operating system--understanding the interface, working with files and folders, installing applications, and printing. Then he tackles the digital goodies: burning MP3s, editing iMovie videos, posting images online. Chow devotes the first sections to grounding readers in skills they'll need to use the OS, and once they're fluent, he provides detailed coverage of the bundled iApps: iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iTools, and iChat. The entire book is filled with hands-on, fully illustrated tutorials and demo movies that get users up to speed quickly.
Book News Annotation:
Offering reassurance that knowledge of Unix is not required to learn the latest Macintosh operating system (Mac OS X 10.3/ Panther), an Apple master and a training pro introduce users to Panther basics and interesting features. Appendices provide descriptions of items in the applications and utilities folders, online resources, and a troubleshooting guide. The CD-ROM contains exercise files and demo movies.
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Get up to speed with Mac OS X Panther and its i-apps through hands-on exercises and demo movies. This handbook is updated to include the all-new system Finder, font control, enhanced mail, and more. The companion CD includes guided exercises, demo movies, and QuickTime tutorials. Project-based, step-by-step instructions cover operating system basics and bundled "i" applications.
@HEADLINE = Get up to speed with Mac OS X Panther and its i-apps through hands-on exercises and demo movies@BULLET = Updated to include the all-new system Finder, font control, enhanced mail, and more@BULLET = Companion CD includes guided exercises and QuickTime tutorials@BULLET = Project-based, step-by-step instructions cover operating system basics and bundled"i" applications
About the Author
Garrick Chow has been using Apple computers since sixth grade, when he was introduced to the Apple IIe. He is a freelance computer instructor who has traveled the country providing on-site training for private corporations as well as state and federal agencies. In addition to being a Mac devotee, Garrick is also an Adobe Certified Expert of Acrobat, and he teaches a wide selection of programs ranging from Macromedia Dreamweaver and Fireworks to Adobe Photoshop and QuarkXPress. In an effort to never hold down a regular day job, he plays bass and writes songs as a member of the pop-rock band The Jellybricks (www.thejellybricks.com). He can often be found playing music when he should be writing, and writing when he should be playing music.
Table of Contents
SECTION I. BASICS.
Do I Have to Learn Unix? A Brief History of OS X. iLife and the Digital Hub. About This Book. Whats New?
2. Working with Files and Folders.
A Quick Tour of the Desktop. Exercise 1_Working with Windows in the Finder. Exercise 2_The Places Sidebar. Exercise 3_Folder Views. Customizing the Toolbar. Exercise 4_Opening Applications. Exercise 5_Creating New Folders. Exercise 6_Saving Files. Exercise 7_Moving, Copying, and Deleting Files. Setting Finder Preferences.
3. Using the Dock.
Exercise 1_Opening Applications from the Dock. Exercise 2_Adding Items to the Dock. Exercise 3_Setting Dock Preferences.
4. System Preferences.
Exercise 1_Opening System Preferences. Exercise 2_Appearance Preferences. Exercise 3_Desktop & Screen Saver. Exercise 4_Exposé International Preferences. Security. CDs and DVD Preferences. Exercise 5_Burning a Data CD. Displays. Exercise 6_Energy Saver. Exercise 7_Keyboard & Mouse. Exercise 8_Sound. Inkwell. Internet & Network. Exercise 9_QuickTime. Exercise 10_Accounts. Startup Items. Exercise 11_Classic. Exercise 12_Date & Time. Software Update. Speech and Universal Access. Startup Disk. Easy Access to Preferences.
5. Universal Access and Speech.
Exercise 1_Universal Access. Exercise 2_Keyboard Shortcuts. Exercise 3_Speech. Exercise 4_Speech Recognition.
6. Printing, Fonts, and Faxing.
Exercise 1_Installing a Printer. Printer Sharing with Rendezvous. Exercise 2_Printing. Managing Print Jobs. Exercise 3_Creating PDFs. Adobe Reader Versus Preview. Exercise 4_Working with Fonts. TextEdit and Fonts Palette Tips. Exercise 5_Installing Fonts with Font Book. Exercise 6_Managing Fonts with Font Book. Exercise 7_Faxing.
7. Installing Applications.
StuffIt Expander. Disk Images. Exercise 1_Decompressing, Mounting, and Installing an Application. Exercise 2_Package Contents and Uninstalling Applications.
SECTION II. WORKING ONLINE.
8. Getting Online.
How Your Mac Connects to the Internet. Exercise 1_Dial-Up Access. Internet Connect. Proxies and Modem. Configuring a Broadband Connection. Exercise 2_Setting Up an Ethernet Connection. Exercise 3_Configuring a Wireless Connection. Exercise 4_Sharing Your Internet Connection.
Safari and Internet Explorer. Alternative Browsers. Exercise 1_Safari Basics. Exercise 2_New Window and Tabbed Browsing. Exercise 3_Adding Bookmarks. Exercise 4_The Bookmarks Library. Auto-Tabbing Bookmarks. Special Collections. Exercise 5_Google Searching and SnapBack. AutoFilling Forms.
10. Address Book, Mail, and iChat AV.
Exercise 1_Adding Contact Information to Address Book. Exercise 2_Using Address Book. Exercise 3_Setting Up Mail. Exercise 4_Receiving Email. Filtering Junk Mail. Exercise 5_Composing and Sending Email. Exercise 6_Adding Attachments and Signatures. iChat AV. Setting Up iChat AV. Chatting. Status Indicators. Enhancing Your Chat. Changing the Appearance of Your Chat. AV Chatting.
11. Sherlock and Searching Your Mac.
Channel Surfing in Sherlock. Exercise 1_The Internet Channel. Exercise 2_The Pictures Channel. Exercise 3_The Stocks Channel. Exercise 4_The Movies and Phone Book Channels. Exercise 5_The eBay Channel. Exercise 6_The Flights Channel. Exercise 7_The Dictionary and Translation Channels. Exercise 8_The AppleCare Channel. Customizing Your Channels. Exercise 9_Searching Your Mac.
What Do You Get for Your $99? Exercise 1_Signing Up for the Free Trial. Exercise 2_.Mac Mail. Exercise 3_Address Book. Exercise 4_iDisk. Connecting to a Public Folder from Various Operating Systems. Exercise 5_HomePage. Exercise 6_Backup. The Other Stuff.
SECTION III. THE DIGITAL HUB.
13. iCal and iSync.
Exercise 1_Entering Schedule Events. Setting Up Reminders. To Do Lists. Exercise 2_Publishing and Subscribing to Calendars. iSync. Exercise 3_Syncing with an iPod. Exercise 4_Syncing with a Palm Device. Exercise 5_Syncing with a Bluetooth Phone. Exercise 6_Syncing with .Mac. .Mac Bookmarks. Exercise 7_Syncing with Your .Mac Address Book.
14. iTunes 4.
Exercise 1_Ripping an Audio CD. Where Exactly Is My Music Being Saved? Exercise 2_Importing MP3s. Exercise 3_Playing Your Music. Exercise 4_Playlists. Exercise 5_Burning CDs. Exercise 6_The iTunes Music Store. Ive Downloaded Some Music—Now What? Buying a Whole Album. Album Artwork. Other Music Store Features. iTunes Preferences.
15. iPhoto 2.
Exercise 1_Importing Photos and Creating Albums. Importing from a Digital Camera. Exercise 2_Viewing and Editing Pictures. iPhoto Preferences. Exercise 3_Creating a Slideshow. Exercise 4_Emailing Photos. Exercise 5_Publishing Photos via .Mac. Copying Your Photos to CDs or DVDs. Exercise 6_Ordering Prints and Books.
16. iMovie 3.
DV Cameras. Exercise 1_Importing Footage. Importing Clips from Your Camera. Exercise 2_Editing and Arranging Clips. Exercise 3_Adding Transitions. Exercise 4_Working with Sound. Extracting Audio. Adding Music. Recording Live Audio. Fade In, Fade Out. Exercise 5_Adding Titles. Exercise 6_Adding Still Photos. Exercise 7_Effects and Finishing Touches. Exercise 8_Exporting Your Movie. Exporting to Your Camera. Exporting to iDVD.
17. iDVD 3.
Exercise 1_Preparing in iMovie and Exporting to iDVD. Exercise 2_Working with Themes. Adding Your Own Pictures and Music. Exercise 3_Adding Additional Movies. Creating a Photo Slideshow. Exercise 4_Previewing and Burning Your Project.
SECTION IV. NETWORKING.
Setting Up the Network. Purchasing a Router. Exercise 1_Preparing OS X for File Sharing. Exercise 2_Connecting from Panther to Any OS X Version. Connecting over the Internet. Direct Connection. Connecting Through a Router. Exercise 3_Connecting to OS X from Windows. Exercise 4_Connecting to Windows from OS X.
Appendix A. Applications and Utilities.
Appendix B. Online Resources.
Appendix C. Troubleshooting Guide.
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