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If you've always thought that computers were too complicated, surprise! Let the steps and illustrations in this book be your guide to setting up your Mac and gaining basic computer skills. In no time, you'll learn to use the Mac desktop, keyboard, and mouse, work with files and folders, create documents, play music, explore the Internet, send e-mail, and much more.
- Get started—learn to choose the Mac that suits your needs, set it up, organize files and folders, and hook up a printer
- Explore the software—use common Mac software programs for creating documents and spreadsheets, playing movies and music, and more
- Browse the Internet—set up your Internet connection and use the Safari Web browser
- Picture the fun—upload photos from your digital camera, edit and organize them with iPhoto and share them by e-mail
- Sounds good—play music in iTunes, put your favorite songs on a CD, and listen to online radio stations
- Keep in touch—set up an e-mail account, create and send e-mail, and organize messages in folders
Open the book and find:
- Things to know if you've never used a computer before
- Ways to make your screen easier to read
- How to use the stuff that comes with your Mac
- All about sending and receiving e-mail
- How to print documents
- Steps for making a favorite photo your desktop background
A friendly, easy-to-read-and-understand guide that gets mature users going with their Macs in no time
- Macs may be user-friendly, but any computer can be intimidating to older users with no computer experience; this guide helps seniors move quickly into the technology age
- Seniors are eager to get up to speed on computers and the Internet in order to keep in touch with family members, research any topic, plan vacations, and get driving directions
- Explains the basics that most books assume readers know – how to connect the parts and turn on the Mac, use the keyboard and mouse, navigate Mac OS X, and work with files and folders
- Guides readers through creating and printing documents, working with digital photos, listening to music on the computer, browsing the Web, and using e-mail
- Features a larger font for text and larger illustrations
- Follows the success of Computers For Seniors For Dummies, a runaway bestseller in 2008
Mark L. Chambers (Columbia, MO) has been an author, computer consultant, programmer, and hardware technician for more than 20 years. He has written more than 30 computer books.
Over 50 and thinking about getting your first computer? A user-friendly Mac is a great choice, and Macs For Seniors For Dummies
walks you through choosing one and learning to use it. You won’t even need your grandchildren to help!
Macs For Seniors For Dummies introduces you to all the basic things you may not have encountered before—how to use the keyboard and mouse, work with files and folders, navigate around the Mac OS X desktop, set up an Internet connection, and much more. You’ll learn to:
- Choose the Mac that’s right for you, set it up, run programs and manage files, and hook up a printer
- Use all the programs that come with your Mac for creating documents and spreadsheets, playing movies and music, and more
- Surf the Internet with the Safari browser — safely
- Keep in touch with family and friends via e-mail
- Upload photos from your digital camera, edit and organize them with iPhoto, and share them by e-mail or as prints
- Play music with iTunes, put your favorite songs on a CD, or listen to online radio stations
- Use the Web to help plan trips, get maps, book hotels or RV campgrounds, or buy plane tickets
- Customize your Mac to make everything as easy and convenient as possible
Even if you’ve never used a computer before, Macs For Seniors For Dummies makes it really easy to make friends with your Mac. Before you know it, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to get a computer!
Macs For Seniors for Dummies
Set up your Mac, get around the Mac desktop, and play music and games
Browse the Internet and keep in touch via e-mail
Share digital photos with friends and family
Create and print documents
About the Author
Mark L. Chambers is an author, tech editor, and unabashed Mac fan. He is the author of more than 30 computer books.
Table of Contents
Part I: Buying and Getting Started with Your Mac.
Chapter 1: Buying a Mac.
Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Mac.
Chapter 3: Getting Around the Mac Desktop.
Chapter 4: Customizing Leopard.
Chapter 5: Working with Files and Folders.
Chapter 6: Working with Printers, Scanners, and Faxes.
Chapter 7: Getting Help.
Part II: Having Fun and Getting Things Done with Software.
Chapter 8: Creating Documents with Pages.
Chapter 9: Working with Numbers and Finances.
Chapter 10: Get the Most from Movies and Digital Photos.
Chapter 11: Enjoying Music, Video, and Podcasts.
Chapter 12: Playing Games in Leopard.
Part III: Exploring the Internet.
Chapter 13: Understanding Internet Basics.
Chapter 14: Browsing the Web with Safari.
Chapter 15: Keeping in Touch by E-Mail.
Chapter 16: Connecting with People Online.
Part IV: Taking Care of Your Computer.
Chapter 17: Protecting Leopard.
Chapter 18: Maintaining Leopard.