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Macs For Dummies®, Pocket Edition

Book Description

The fun and easy way to make the most of your wonderful Mac

Simply Mac-nificent — all the cool things your Mac can do! This handy guide helps you figure out the nuts and bolts of your Mac. Navigate the Mac desktop, use the Safari Web browser to surf the Internet, e-mail photos to friends and family, create and print documents, rip audio CDs, and more. The fun begins right here!

Open the book and find:

  • How to set up and configure your Mac

  • Tips for getting around on the Mac desktop

  • Steps for setting up an e-mail account and browsing the Internet

  • Details about the free programs that come with your Mac

  • How to transfer digital photos to your Mac and easily touch them up

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Introduction
  5. Chapter 1: Adventuring into the Mac World
    1. Mac-Spectacular Computing
    2. Communicating with Your Mac
    3. Living the iLife
  6. Chapter 2: The Nuts and Bolts of Your Mac
    1. Turning On and Tuning In Your Mac
    2. Mousing Around the Interface
    3. Knowing What’s Handy about the Keyboard
    4. Locating the Common Ports and Connectors
  7. Chapter 3: Getting to the Core of the Apple
    1. Navigating the Mac Desktop
    2. Clicking the Menu Bar
    3. Understanding Icons, Folders, and Windows
    4. What’s Up, Dock?
    5. Stockpiling Stacks
    6. A Gaggle of Freebie Programs
  8. Chapter 4: Making the Mac Your Own
    1. Establishing User Accounts
    2. Using Parental Controls: When Father (or Mother) Knows Best
    3. The Lowdown on Logging On and Off
    4. Changing Appearances
    5. Tidying Up with Exposé
    6. Getting Spaced Out
    7. System Preferences: Choosing Priorities
  9. Chapter 5: Handling All That Busy Work
    1. Form and Function: The Essentials of Word Processing
    2. Creating a Document
    3. Selecting Text in a Document
    4. Dragging and Dropping
    5. Cutting and Pasting
    6. Changing the Font
    7. Formatting Your Document
    8. Saving Your Work
    9. Making Revisions
    10. Taking Out the Trash
    11. Connecting and Activating a Printer
    12. Ready, Set, Print
  10. Chapter 6: Getting Down to the Fun Stuff
    1. Setting Up an E-Mail Account
    2. Going on a Safari
    3. iTunes: The Great Mac Jukebox
    4. Getting Pictures in the Computer
    5. Touching Up Your Photos
    6. Admiring and Sharing Pictures
  11. Chapter 7: Handling Trouble
    1. A Cranky Computer
    2. A Frozen Computer or Program
    3. Startup Problems
    4. Common Fixes to Other Problems
  12. Chapter 8: Ten Clever Dashboard Widgets
    1. Cocktail
    2. Countdown Plus
    3. Gas
    4. Hurricane Tracker
    5. iStat pro
    6. Mac Tips and Tricks
    7. Movies
    8. Quote of the Day
    9. Wikipedia
    10. Word of the Day