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The Macintosh environment is very exciting — and very confusing, especially for the first time user. What you need is one book that will guide you through all of the exciting features and programs that came with your new Mac. That's where Mac OS X Tiger All in One comes in. This thorough, easy-to-understand introduction to all of the components of Mac OS X Tiger will teach you how to easily work with Mac hardware, the operating system and all of the powerful digital media applications that are built right into your system. Did you know you can make your own music with a program called Garage Band? You can even burn CDs and DVDs using a program called iDVD. All of the features and programs in a Mac work together cohesively, so why consult multiple books that work against the natural flow of the Mac system? Mac OS X Tiger All in One is all you need to become a fluent Mac user.

Synopsis:

The Macintosh environment is very exciting--and very confusing, especially for the first-time user. This thorough, easy-to-understand introduction to all of the components of Mac OS X Tiger will teach readers how to easily work with Mac hardware, the operating system, and all of the powerful digital media applications that are built right into their systems.

About the Author

John Ray is an award-winning developer and security consultant with more than 17 years of programming and administration experience. He has worked on projects for the FCC, the National Regulatory Research Institute, The Ohio State University, Xerox, and the State of Florida. He has written or contributed to more than 10 books currently in print, including Mac OS X Unleashed, Special Edition Using TCP/IP, Sams Teach Yourself Dreamweaver MX Application Development in 21 Days, and Maximum Mac OS X Security. He bought his first Macintosh in 1984 and remains a strong proponent for the computer and operating system that revolutionized the industry.

Robyn Ness holds a master's degree in psychology with a specialization in judgment and decision making from The Ohio State University. She currently works as a web developer, focusing on issues of usability and content design. In her spare time she tests the bounds of iPhoto by taking a ridiculous number of digital photographs, the best of which can be seen at http://www.floraphotographs.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

    How This Book Is Organized

    An Invitation from the Authors

I. MAX OS X BASICS.

1. Introducing Mac OS X.

    Setting Up Mac OS X

    A Peek Under the Hood 

    Applications Included with Mac OS X

    The Mac OS X Desktop

    System Preferences

    Summary

2. Using the Finder.

    The Finder Window

    The File System

    The Sidebar

    Performing File and Content Searches–Spotlight to the Rescue

    The Finder Menu Bar

    Summary

3. Exploring the Dock.

    Applications and the Dock

    Docked Windows, Files, and Folders

    Trash Can

    Customizing the Dock

    Dock Preference Options

    Summary

4. Working with Folders, Files, and Applications.

    Folders, Files, and Applications

    The Finder Window Action Menu

    Getting Info

    Additional Tips for Using Applications

    Running Classic Applications

    Summary

5. Setting System Preferences and Universal Access Options.

    Personal System Preferences

    Hardware System Preferences

    Internet & Network System Preferences

    System Preferences

    Universal Access

    Summary

II. COMMON APPLICATIONS AND HARDWARE.

6. Using Calculator, Grapher, Preview, and TextEdit.

    Calculator

    Grapher

    Preview

    TextEdit

    Summary

7. Using QuickTime and DVD Player.

    QuickTime

    DVD Player

    Summary

8. Working with Address Book, Keychain Access, iSync, and Ink.

    Address Book

    Keychain Access

    iSync

    Ink

    Summary

9. Installing Additional Software.

    Software Sources

    Downloading and Installing Software

    Opening Compressed Files with StuffIt Expander

    Software Considerations in a Multiuser System

    Some Software Suggestions

    Summary

10. Using iWork–Pages and Keynote.

    Pages

    Keynote

    Summary

11. Working with Displays and Peripheral Devices.

    Configuring Displays

    Using the Display Calibrator Assistant

    Introduction to ColorSync

    Connecting Peripheral Devices

    Summary

12. Printing, Faxing, and Working with Fonts.

    Using the Printer Setup Utility

    The Page Setup and Print Windows

    Print and Fax Preference Options

    Working with Fonts

    Summary

III. INTERNET APPLICATIONS.

13. Connecting to the Internet.

    Creating an Internet Connection

    Setting Network Port Priorities and Locations

    Using Internet Connect

    Summary

14. Using Safari.

    The Safari Interface

    Web Browsing in Safari

    The Safari Menu Bar

    Safari Preference Options

    Summary

15. Using Sherlock for Internet Searches.

    The Internet Channel

    The Pictures Channel

    The Stocks Channel

    The Movies Channel

    The Phone Book Channel

    The eBay Channel

    The Flights Channel

    The Dictionary Channel

    The Translation Channel

    The AppleCare Channel

    Third-Party Channels

    The Sherlock Preferences

    Summary

16. Exploring .Mac Membership.

    Defining .Mac

    Setting Up .Mac Service

    Using the iDisk

    Syncing with .Mac

    .Mac Web Services

    Summary

17. Using Mail.

    Setting Up Mail

    Reading and Managing Email

    Composing and Sending Messages

    Using Advanced Features of Mail

    Mail Utilities and Diagnostic Tools

    Summary

18. Using iChat AV.

    Setting Up iChat AV

    Logging In to Your Accounts

    Configuring Your Online Information

    Managing Your Buddy List

    Initiating IM and A/V Conferencing

    Using the Connection Doctor

    Summary

19. Using iCal.

    The iCal Interface

    Adding and Editing Events

    To Do Lists

    Calendar Publishing and Subscribing

    iCal Preference Options

    iCal Menus

    Summary

IV. APPLE’S ILIFE APPLICATIONS.

20. Introducing iLife.

    iTunes

    iPhoto

    GarageBand

    iMovie HD

    iDVD

    System Requirements and Necessary Tools

    Installing the iLife Applications

    Summary

21. Using iTunes.

    Setting Up iTunes

    The iTunes Interface

    Visualizer

    Adding Song Files

    The iTunes Music Store

    Burning CDs and Exporting to MP3 Players

    Listening to Internet Radio

    The iTunes Preference Options

    Using Your iPod with iTunes

    Summary

22. Using iPhoto.

    The iPhoto Window

    Importing Image Files

    Organizing and Searching Images

    Editing Photos

    Creating an iPhoto Book

    Creating Slideshows

    Sharing Your Photos

    The iPhoto Preference Options

    Summary

23. Using GarageBand.

    The GarageBand Interface

    Working with Prerecorded Loops

    Recording Original Music

    Customizing Tracks

    Exporting a Song to iTunes

    Preferences

    Summary

24. Exploring the iMovie HD Interface.

    Basic Stages of Making an iMovie

    The iMovie Interface

    iMovie Preferences

    Starting a New Project

    Summary

25. Working with Video and Clips in iMovie HD.

    Connecting Video Cameras

    Working with Video

    Moving Around in a Clip

    Making Basic Edits

    Working with iMovie’s Clip Viewer

    Creating a Magic iMovie

    Summary

26. Adding Titles, Transitions, and Effects in iMovie.

    Titles

    Transitions

    Effects

    Summary

27. Working with Still Photos and Sound in iMovie.

    Photos and iMovie HD

    Adding Photos to iMovie

    Still Images and Duration

    Still Images, Effects, and Transitions

    Sound in iMovie HD

    Working with Audio

    Other iMovie Audio Sources

    Summary

28. Exporting iMovies.

    Choosing a Way to Share Your iMovie

    Emailing iMovies

    Sharing Movies over .Mac

    Making Videotapes from iMovie

    Exporting iMovies to iDVD

    Sharing via QuickTime

    Burning iMovies to CD

    Sharing with Bluetooth Devices

    Summary

29. Exploring the iDVD Interface.

    The iDVD Interface

    iDVD Capabilities

    The iDVD Preference Options

    Summary

30. Creating DVDs in iDVD.

    Preparing the DVD Project

    Importing Files

    Customizing DVD Menus

    Customizing Menus 

    DVD Slideshows

    DVD-ROM Content–Including Computer Files on a DVD

    Archiving DVD Projects and Creating Disc Images

    Burning Your DVD

    Creating OneStep DVDs

    Summary

V. SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION AND MAINTENANCE.

31. Sharing Your Computer with Other Users.

    Understanding User Accounts

    File Permissions

    Summary

32. Sharing Files and Running Network Services.

    Sharing Services

    Connecting to Shared Folders

    Sharing Your Internet Connection

    Summary

33. Securing Your Computer.

    Local Security

    Network Security

    Summary

34. Maintaining Your System.

    Automating Software Updates

    Backing Up Your Data

    Copying Your Hard Drive

    Using Backup Software

    Activity Monitor

    Summary

35. Recovering from Crashes and Other Problems.

    Application Crashes

    System Crashes

    Resetting PRAM

    Protection Against Viruses and Other Malicious Code

    Restoring the Administrator Password

    Fixing Hard Drive Problems

    Reinstalling System Software

    Summary

VI. ADVANCED TOPICS.

36. Introducing Automator and AppleScript.

    Automator

    AppleScript

    Summary

37. Using Basic Unix Commands.

    Terminal: Your Window to the Underworld

    Basic Commands for Working with Files

    Process Management

    Server Administration

    Getting Help with Manpages

    Other Useful Commands

    Summary

38. Exploring the Utilities Folder.

    System Tools

    Network Tools

    Imaging, Audio, and MIDI Tools

    System Helpers

    Summary

Index.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780672327056
Author:
Ness, Robyn
Publisher:
Sams
Author:
Ray, John
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Macintosh (computer)
Subject:
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Sams Teach Yourself All in One
Publication Date:
June 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
744
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 1.5 in 1279 gr

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