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12. Working with Text and Graphics

The Mac OS X Text and Graphics Applications

All operating systems enable you to expand your system by installing new applications, and of course Mac OS X is no exception. However, one of the hallmarks of a good operating system is that it ships with a decent collection of applications that cover the most common computing tasks. Again, Mac OS X fits the bill here by offering a few native applications that enable you to work with text and graphics. Sure, you can install iLife (if it didn’t come preinstalled on your new Mac), iWork, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and many other third-party applications to help you with your text and graphics chores, but if your budget’s tight or you just want to stick with ...

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