Easy Mac OS X v10.3, Panther

Easy Mac OS X v10.3, Panther

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Learn how to make the most of Mac OS X Panther the EASY way! Easy Mac OS X Panther offers an easy-to-follow full-color visual approach with numbered, step-by-step instructions and visual icons. The book teaches you the basics of using Mac OS X, from installing new software to backing up important data to keeping your Mac running smoothly. In addition, you'll learn to use the many accessories and free applications that come with Mac OS X, such as the popular iTunes, iMovie, and iCal programs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 203.2 x 255.5 x 14.7mm | 680.4g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 078973074X
  • 9780789730749

Table of contents

Introduction. 1. Getting Started. Touring the Desktop. Using the Dock. Moving and Resizing Windows. Minimizing and Maximizing Windows. Managing Multiple Windows. Using Contextual Menus. Taking a Screenshot. Getting Help. Restarting or Shutting Down the Mac. Setting Basic System Preferences. Using Universal Access. 2. Working with Disks, Folders, and Files. Using Single-Window Mode. Customizing the Toolbar. Using Different Folder Views. Using the Go Menu. Using Folder Pathnames. Selecting Files. Moving and Copying Files and Folders. Making a New Folder. Renaming Folders and Files. Making an Alias. Viewing File Information. Opening a File. Choosing a Program to Open a File. Deleting a File. Finding Files. Accessing Your Favorite Files and Places. Burning a Data CD. Organizing Files and Folders with Labels. Archiving a File or Folder. Ejecting a Disk. Undoing a Finder Action. Tidying Up Your Folders. Mounting Your iDisk. Storing Files on Your iDisk. 3. Installing and Using Applications. Installing Programs. Finding and Starting Up Programs. Saving Files. Writing with TextEdit. Using the Font Panel. Sending Text to TextEdit. Turning Text into a New Sticky Note. Viewing Images with Preview. Switching Programs with the Dock. Hiding Programs. Forcing Programs to Quit. Starting and Stopping Classic. 4. Setting System Preferences. Setting System Preferences. Changing Your Alert Sound. Changing Display Settings. Changing the Mouse Speed. Changing Keyboard Settings. Setting Energy Saver Options. Setting Options for Inserted Discs. Setting the Time and Date. Adjusting the System Volume. Setting Trackpad Preferences. Monitoring Battery Use. 5. Customizing Your Mac. Moving the Dock Around. Changing the Dock's Size. Customizing the Dock's Behavior. Changing the Way the Finder Works. Customizing Labels. Changing Your Desktop Picture. Changing Your Login Icon. Changing Your Mac's Language. Changing Your Screen Saver. Increasing Your Mac's Security. Changing Icons. Talking to Your Mac. Making Your Mac Talk Back. Creating Custom Network Locations. 6. Organizing Your Life. Adding Contacts to Address Book. Creating Groups of Contacts. Exporting Contacts As vCards. Importing a vCard into Address Book. Mapping a Contact's Address. Adding a To-Do in iCal. Adding an Appointment in iCal. Switching Calendar Views in iCal. Setting Up an Alarm in iCal. Inviting Contacts to Events in iCal. Searching Calendars in iCal. Subscribing to an iCal Calendar. Publishing an iCal Calendar. Printing an iCal Calendar. Syncing a PDA, an iPod, or a Phone with Your Mac. Finding Almost Anything with Sherlock. 7. Printing, Faxing, and Scanning. Setting Up a Printer. Switching Printers. Viewing Printer Properties. Previewing a Document Before Printing. Printing a Document. Viewing the Print Queue. Canceling a Print Job. Sending a Fax. Using a Scanner. Adding Fonts. Organizing Fonts. 8. Getting Online. Setting Up Your Connection. Connecting to Your ISP. Setting Up Your Main Mail Account. Setting Up Additional Mail Accounts. Working with Email in Mail. Organizing Mail's Mailboxes. Filtering Email in Mail. Intercepting Spam in Mail. 9. Living Online. Putting Contacts, Bookmarks, and Calendars Online. Setting Up an iChat Account. Messaging with iChat. Talking over the Internet in iChat. Sending Video over the Internet in iChat. Editing Your iChat Buddy List. Setting Up .Mac. Surfing in Safari. Making a Bookmark in Safari. Saving a Clickable Bookmark File. Organizing Bookmarks. Using the History in Safari. Downloading Files. Saving a Web Page in Safari. Automatically Filling Out Forms. Backing Up to Your iDisk. Creating a .Mac Home Page. 10. Getting an iLife. Importing Photos into iPhoto. Creating iPhoto Albums. Printing Photos. Sharing Photos on the Web. Ripping Songs from a CD. Making a New Playlist. Burning a Music CD. Buying New Songs Through iTunes. Importing Video Footage into iMovie. Inserting Transitions and Effects. Saving a Movie. Creating a New iDVD Project. Adding Elements to a DVD. Previewing a DVD. Burning a DVD. 11. Sharing Your Mac with Multiple Users. Creating and Deleting Users. Making a User an Admin. Logging In and Out. Adding Startup Items. Resetting Your Password. Sharing Files with Other Users. Keeping Your Secrets. 12. Creating a Home Network. Getting on the Network. Connecting to Networked Computers. Sharing Files on a Network. Sharing a Printer on a Network. Sharing an Internet Connection. Joining an AirPort Network. Getting Online with AirPort. 13. Maintaining Your System. Fixing Errors with Disk Utility. Repairing the Startup Disk. Updating Programs with Software Update. Using the Date & Time Preferences. Calibrating Your Monitor. Starting Up from a Different System. Forcing an Application to Quit. Displaying System Information. Formatting a Disk. Maintaining Classic. Installing the System Software. Glossary. Index.
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About Kate Binder

Kate Binder is a longtime Mac lover and graphics expert who works from her home in New Hampshire. She has written articles on graphics, publishing, and photography for magazines including Publish, PEI, and Desktop Publishers Journal. Kate is also the author of several books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Mac OS X and Easy Adobe Photoshop 6, and coauthor of books including Microsoft Office: Mac v.X Inside Out, SVG for Designers, and Get Creative: The Digital Photo Idea Book. To those interested in a successful career as a computer book writer, Kate recommends acquiring several retired racing greyhounds (find out more at www.adopt-a-greyhound.org)-she finds her five greyhounds extraordinarily inspirational.
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