Macs for Seniors For Dummies

Macs for Seniors For Dummies

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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!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 189 x 234 x 20mm | 548g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0470437790
  • 9780470437797
  • 429,761

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Macs For Seniors for Dummies Learn to: 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
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Join the fun!Start using a Mac today with this easy guideIf 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 printerExplore the software--use common Mac software programs for creating documents and spreadsheets, playing movies and music, and moreBrowse the Internet--set up your Internet connection and use the Safari Web browserPicture the fun--upload photos from your digital camera, edit and organize them with iPhoto and share them by e-mailSounds good--play music in iTunes, put your favorite songs on a CD, and listen to online radio stationsKeep in touch--set up an e-mail account, create and send e-mail, and organize messages in foldersOpen the book and find: Things to know if you've never used a computer beforeWays to make your screen easier to readHow to use the stuff that comes with your MacAll about sending and receiving e-mailHow to print documentsSteps for making a favorite photo your desktop background
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Table of contents

Introduction. 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. Index.
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About Mark L. Chambers

Mark L. Chambers is an author, tech editor, and unabashed Mac fan. He is the author of more than 30 computer books.
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