Synopses & Reviews
Visual learners will quickly see how to take full advantage of Mac OS X Lion
The latest Mac desktop operating system adds iPad functionality, a desktop App Store, and many more cool features. This guide combines step-by-step instructions with full-color illustrations to show visual learners how to take advantage of everything Lion has to offer. Plenty of screen shots show you just what to expect at every step, so you can get going quickly whether you're new to the Mac or upgrading from an earlier OS.
- Reviews how Lion incorporates all-new features including a multi-touch trackpad, Mission Control, App Store functionality for the desktop, and more
- Aims specifically at those who learn best when they see how things are done, with step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations showing exactly what each step looks like
- Shows both new Mac users and those upgrading from an earlier Mac OS how to get going with OS X Lion, use all the iLife digital media applications, customize the desktop, and make the most of the latest features
If you learn more quickly when someone shows you how it's done, this is the perfect Mac OS X Lion guide for you.
For readers looking to gain a general understanding of the Mac OS operating system and some of the common peripherals associated with it, this book is a perfect introduction. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X Lion demonstrates essential tasks readers need to know to about their Mac OS to help them customize their Mac, explore iLife '11 digital media applications, and discover what's new with the latest OS from Apple, including the multi-touch trackpad, Mision Control, and App Store functionality built into Mac OS X Lion. Using full color, rich screenshots and illustrations, and straight-forward step-by-step instructions, anyone wanting to know how to get the most from from Apple's latest operating system will benefit from this book.
Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 150 OS X Lion tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on OS X Lion in no time.
You'll learn to:
Play music and make movies or DVDs
Use Launchpad and Mission Control
Communicate via e-mail or FaceTime®
Connect an iPod®, iPhone®, or iPad®
Network with OS X Lion
Designed for visual learners
Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Reviewing What You Can Do with Mac OS X.
Play and Record Music.
View and Organize Your Photos.
Play and Make a Movie or DVD.
Take Advantage of the Web.
Communicate with Others.
Organize Your Contacts and Appointments.
Chapter 2 Learning Basic Mac OS X Program Tasks.
Explore the Mac OS X Screen.
Tour the Dock.
Start an Application.
Start an Application Using Launchpad.
Switch Between Applications.
View Running Applications with Mission Control.
Tour an Application Window.
Run an Application Full Screen.
Select a Command from a Pull-Down Menu.
Select a Command Using a Toolbar.
Select Options with Dialog Controls.
Chapter 3 Learning Basic Mac OS X Document Tasks.
Save a Document.
Open a Document.
Print a Document.
Edit Document Text.
Copy a File.
Move a File.
Rename a File.
Delete a File.
Chapter 4 Surfing the World Wide Web.
Open and Close Safari.
Select a Link.
Enter a Web Page Address.
Open a Web Page in a Tab.
Navigate Web Pages.
Navigate with the History List.
Change Your Home Page.
Bookmark Web Pages.
Search for Sites.
Download a File.
Chapter 5 Communicating via E-mail and FaceTime.
Open and Close Mail.
Add an E-mail Account.
Send an E-mail Message.
Add a File Attachment.
Add a Signature.
Receive and Read E-mail Messages.
Reply to a Message.
Forward a Message.
Sign in to FaceTime.
Connect Through FaceTime.
Chapter 6 Tracking Your Contacts and Events.
Open and Close Address Book.
Add a New Contact.
Edit a Contact.
Create a Contact Group.
Open and Close iCal.
Navigate the Calendar.
Create an Event.
Create a Repeating Event.
Create a To-Do Item.
Chapter 7 Playing and Organizing Music.
Open and Close iTunes.
Understanding the iTunes Library.
Navigate the iTunes Window.
Play a Song.
Play a Music CD.
Import Tracks from a Music CD.
Create a Playlist.
Burn Music Files to a CD.
Edit Song Information.
Purchase Music from the iTunes Store.
Listen to an Internet Radio Station.
Subscribe to a Podcast.
Chapter 8 Synchronizing an iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
Connect an iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
Synchronize Photos to Your Device.
Synchronize Photos from Your Device.
Synchronize Movies and TV Shows.
Synchronize Contacts, Calendars, and Mail.
Chapter 9 Viewing and Editing Photos.
View a Preview of a Photo.
View a Slide Show of Your Photos.
Open and Close iPhoto.
Import Photos from a Digital Camera.
View Your Photos.
Create an Album.
Crop a Photo.
Rotate a Photo.
Straighten a Photo.
Remove Red Eye from a Photo.
Add Names to Faces in Your Photos.
Map Your Photos.
E-mail a Photo.
Take Your Picture.
Create a DVD of Your Photos.
Chapter 10 Playing and Creating Digital Video.
Play a DVD Using DVD Player.
Play Digital Video with QuickTime Player.
Create a New Movie Project.
Import a Video File.
Add Video Clips to Your Project.
Trim a Clip.
Add a Transition Between Clips.
Add a Photo.
Add a Music Track.
Record a Voiceover.
Add Titles and Credits.
Play the Movie.
Create a DVD of Your Movie.
Chapter 11 Customizing Mac OS X to Suit Your Style.
Display System Preferences.
Change the Desktop Background.
Activate the Screen Saver.
Set Your Mac's Sleep Options.
Change the Display Resolution.
Create an App Folder in Launchpad.
Add a User Account.
Customize the Dock.
Add an Icon to the Dock.
Hide the Dock.
Add a Widget to the Dashboard.
Install a Program Using the App Store.