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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X Panther All in One is designed to teach, in one big book, the new Mac user how to easily work with his hardware, his operating system, and all the applications he is likely to want to use to work with digital media. The book does not assume the reader wants to learn how to use just one product, but covers multiple products and technologies together in a logical fashion.

  • Setting up and configuring Mac hardware.

  • Understanding the Mac OS X interface.

  • Burning CDs and DVDs with iDVD.

  • Playing and organizing MP3s and digital music with iTunes.

  • Digital photography with iPhoto.

  • Editing digital video with iMovie.

  • Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
      1. Dedication
    2. Authors
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. We Want to Hear from You!
    5. Reader Services
    6. Introduction
      1. How This Book Is Organized
      2. An Invitation from the Authors
    7. I. Mac OS X Basics
      1. 1. Introducing Mac OS X
        1. Setting Up Mac OS X
          1. Creating Your Account
          2. Additional Settings
        2. A Peek Under the Hood of Mac OS X
          1. Darwin
          2. The Imaging Layer
          3. Application Programming Layer
          4. Aqua and AppleScript
        3. Applications Included with Mac OS X
        4. The Mac OS X Desktop
          1. The Apple Menu
          2. The Application Menu
          3. Windows
            1. Close/Minimize/Zoom
            2. Toolbar Button
            3. Window Moving and Resizing
            4. Sheet Windows and Window Drawers
            5. Interface Elements
        5. System Preferences
          1. Menu Extras
        6. Summary
      2. 2. Using the Finder
        1. The Finder Window
          1. The Finder Window Toolbar
        2. The File System
          1. The Home Directory
        3. The Sidebar
          1. Customizing the Sidebar
          2. Finder Window View Options
            1. Icon View
            2. List View
            3. Column View
            4. Show View Options
          3. The Desktop
            1. The Desktop and Exposé
          4. The Finder Preference Options
        4. Performing File and Content Searches
        5. The Finder Menu Bar
          1. The File Menu
            1. Burn a Disc
          2. The Go Menu
        6. Summary
      3. 3. Exploring the Dock
        1. Applications and the Dock
          1. Adding and Removing Docked Applications
          2. Getting Information from the Dock
        2. Docked Windows, Files, and Folders
        3. Trash Can
          1. Deleting Files
            1. Secure Empty Trash
        4. Customizing the Dock
        5. Dock Preference Options
        6. Summary
      4. 4. Working with Folders, Files, and Applications
        1. Folders, Files, and Applications
          1. Creating Aliases
          2. Renaming, Copying, and Deleting
            1. Copying
            2. Deleting
        2. The Finder Window Action Menu
          1. Adding Color Labels
        3. Getting Info
          1. General
          2. Name & Extension
          3. Open With
          4. Content Index
          5. Preview
          6. Languages
          7. Ownership & Permissions
          8. Comments
        4. Additional Tips for Using Applications
          1. Using Open and Save Dialog Boxes
          2. Force-Quitting Applications with the Process Manager
        5. Running Classic Applications
          1. Launching Classic
          2. Using Classic Applications
        6. Summary
      5. 5. Setting System Preferences and Universal Access Options
        1. Personal System Preferences
          1. Appearance
          2. Desktop & Screen Saver
          3. Dock
          4. Exposé
          5. International
          6. Security
        2. Hardware System Preferences
          1. CDs & DVDs
          2. Displays
          3. Energy Saver
          4. Keyboard & Mouse
          5. Print & Fax
          6. Sound
        3. Internet & Network System Preferences
          1. .Mac
          2. Network
          3. QuickTime
          4. Sharing
        4. System Preferences
          1. Accounts
          2. Classic
          3. Date & Time
          4. Software Update
          5. Speech
            1. Speech Recognition
            2. Default Voice
            3. Spoken User Interface
          6. Startup Disk
        5. Universal Access
          1. Seeing
          2. Hearing
          3. Keyboard and Mouse
        6. Summary
    8. II. Common Applications
      1. 6. Using Calculator, Stickies, Preview, and TextEdit
        1. Calculator
        2. Stickies
        3. Preview
          1. Preview Preference Options
        4. TextEdit
          1. Preferences
          2. Menus
        5. Summary
      2. 7. Using QuickTime and DVD Player
        1. QuickTime
          1. The QuickTime Player
            1. Using QuickTime Player to Play Other Media
          2. QuickTime Preferences
        2. DVD Player
          1. Keyboard Commands
          2. DVD Player Preferences
        3. Summary
      3. 8. Working with Address Book, Keychain Access, iSync, and Ink
        1. Address Book
          1. Using Address Book
          2. Working with Cards
            1. Adding/Editing Cards
            2. Special Card Settings and Functions
            3. Viewing Cards
          3. Adding/Editing Groups
            1. Distribution Groups
          4. Printing Lists and Mailing Labels
          5. Preferences
            1. General
            2. Template
            3. Phone
            4. vCard
            5. LDAP
        2. Keychain Access
          1. Automated Access
          2. Manual Access
            1. Attributes
            2. Access Control
            3. Adding New Entries to Keychain Access
          3. Adding and Managing Keychains
        3. iSync
          1. The iSync Interface
          2. Adding Portable Devices to iSync
          3. Setting Up .Mac Synchronization
          4. Configuring Device Sync Options
          5. Synchronizing
          6. Safety Features
          7. Resetting All Devices
          8. The iSync Log
          9. Preferences
        4. Ink
          1. Ink Preferences
        5. Summary
      4. 9. Installing Additional Software
        1. Software Sources
        2. Downloading and Installing Software
        3. Opening Compressed Files with StuffIt Expander
        4. Software Considerations in a Multiuser System
        5. Some Software Suggestions
          1. Web Browsing Applications
            1. Mozilla
            2. OmniWeb
            3. PDF Browser Plugin
          2. Productivity Applications
            1. Nisus Writer Express
            2. OmniGraffle 3
            3. Graphic Converter X
            4. Desktop “Helpers”
          3. Games
          4. Screensavers
        6. Summary
      5. 10. Using AppleWorks and Keynote
        1. AppleWorks
          1. AppleWorks Tools
        2. Keynote
          1. The Keynote Toolbar
          2. The Keynote Inspector Window
          3. Using Keynote in Conjunction with PowerPoint
        3. Summary
    9. III. Internet Applications
      1. 11. Connecting to the Internet
        1. Creating an Internet Connection
          1. Internal Modem
          2. Built-in Ethernet
          3. AirPort
        2. Setting Network Port Priorities and Locations
          1. Locations
        3. Using Internet Connect
        4. Summary
      2. 12. Using Safari
        1. The Safari Interface
          1. Address Bar
          2. Bookmarks Bar
          3. Tab Bar
          4. Status Bar
        2. Web Browsing in Safari
          1. Using Snap-Back
          2. Using Tabs
          3. Downloading Files
          4. Working with Bookmarks
        3. The Safari Menu Bar
          1. Safari Menu
          2. File Menu
          3. Edit Menu
          4. View Menu
          5. History Menu
          6. Bookmarks Menu
          7. Window Menu
          8. Help Menu
        4. Safari Preference Options
          1. General Preferences
          2. Appearance
          3. Bookmarks
          4. Tabs
          5. Autofill
          6. Security
          7. Advanced
        5. Summary
      3. 13. Using Sherlock for Internet Searches
        1. The Internet Channel
        2. The Pictures Channel
        3. The Stocks Channel
        4. The Movies Channel
        5. The Phone Book Channel
          1. The eBay Channel
          2. The Flights Channel
          3. The Dictionary Channel
        6. The Translation Channel
        7. The AppleCare Channel
        8. Third-Party Channels
        9. The Sherlock Preferences
        10. Summary
      4. 14. Exploring the .Mac Membership
        1. Defining .Mac
        2. Setting up .Mac Service
        3. Using the iDisk
          1. iDisk Storage Space and Settings
          2. Accessing and Synchronizing Your iDisk
          3. Accessing Other Users’ iDisks
        4. .Mac Screensaver
        5. The .Mac Web Services
          1. Web Sites
          2. iCards
          3. Access On the Go
        6. Summary
      5. 15. Using Mail
        1. Setting Up Mail
          1. Importing Mailboxes
          2. Adding and Modifying Accounts and Settings
        2. The Mail Interface
          1. Checking/Reading Mail
          2. Searching for Messages
          3. Working with Addresses
          4. Threaded Browsing
          5. Dealing with Spam
            1. More Anti-Spam Features
          6. iChat AV Integration
          7. Mailboxes/Folders
            1. Assigning Special Mailboxes
            2. Synchronizing Mailboxes for Offline Reading
            3. Rebuilding Mailboxes
        3. Toolbar Options
          1. Composing Messages
            1. Message Addressing
            2. Address History
            3. Address Panel
            4. Protecting Against Sending Accidental Email
            5. Message Composition
            6. Toolbar Options
        4. Mail Preference Options
          1. General
          2. Junk Mail
          3. Fonts and Colors
          4. Viewing
          5. Composing
          6. Signatures
          7. Rules
        5. Mail Menus
          1. File
          2. Edit
          3. View
          4. Mailbox
          5. Message
          6. Format
          7. Window
        6. Summary
      6. 16. Using iChat AV
        1. Setting Up iChat
        2. The iChat AV Buddy List
          1. Status Settings
        3. Adding Buddies
          1. Editing Buddy Info
            1. Setting Your iChat AV Buddy Icon
          2. Buddy Actions
          3. Buddy Groups
        4. Instant Messaging
          1. Private Messages
          2. Sending Hyperlinks and Files
        5. Group Chat Sessions
          1. Creating or Joining a Persistent Chat Room
        6. Using iChat for Audio or Video Chats
          1. System Requirements and Recommendations
          2. Audio Chats
          3. Video Chats
            1. Video Bandwidth and Settings
          4. Firewalls
        7. Additional iChat Preferences Options and Application Settings
          1. General
          2. Accounts
          3. Messages
          4. Alerts
          5. Privacy
        8. Menus
          1. iChat Application Menu
          2. File
          3. Edit
          4. View
          5. Buddies
          6. Video
          7. Format
          8. Window
        9. Summary
      7. 17. Using iCal
        1. The iCal Interface
        2. Adding and Editing Events
          1. Event Invitations
          2. Event Info
        3. To Do Lists
          1. To Do Info
        4. Calendar Publishing and Subscribing
        5. iCal Preference Options
        6. iCal Menus
        7. Summary
    10. IV. Hardware and Related Settings
      1. 18. Working with Monitors and ColorSync
        1. Configuring Displays
          1. Resolution and Colors
          2. Displays Menu Extra
          3. Multiple Monitors
          4. Geometry
          5. Color
        2. Using the Display Calibrator Assistant
        3. Task: Calibrate Your Display
        4. Introduction to ColorSync
        5. ColorSync Utility
          1. Preferences
          2. Profile First Aid
          3. Profiles
          4. Devices
          5. Filters
        6. Summary
      2. 19. Adding Peripheral Devices
        1. USB Basics
        2. FireWire Basics
        3. Peripheral Devices
        4. Connecting FireWire and USB Device
        5. Summary
      3. 20. Printing, Faxing, and Working with Fonts
        1. Using the Printer Setup Utility
          1. Setting Up Printers
          2. Managing Your Printer Queue
        2. The Page Setup and Print Windows
          1. Faxing from the Print Window
        3. Print and Fax Preference Options
        4. Working with Fonts
          1. Organizing Fonts with Font Book
          2. Using the Mac OS X Font Window
        5. Summary
    11. V. Apple’s iLife Applications
      1. 21. Introducing iLife
        1. iTunes
        2. iPhoto
        3. iMovie
        4. iDVD
        5. GarageBand
        6. System Requirements and Necessary Tools
        7. Installing the iLife Applications
        8. Summary
      2. 22. Using iTunes
        1. Setting Up iTunes
        2. The iTunes Interface
          1. Audio Control Keyboard Controls
        3. Visualizer
        4. Adding Song Files
          1. Import Options
          2. Importing Song Files
          3. Task: Creating and Working with Playlists
          4. Sharing Music on Your Local Network
        5. The iTunes Music Store
          1. Power Search, Browse, and Requests
          2. Making a Purchase
          3. Interacting with Purchased Music
        6. Burning CDs and Exporting to MP3 Players
        7. Listening to Internet Radio
        8. The iTunes Preference Options
        9. Using Your iPod with iTunes
          1. Updating Your iPod’s Music Library
        10. Summary
      3. 23. Using iPhoto
        1. The iPhoto Interface
        2. Importing Image Files
        3. Organizing Images
          1. Applying Keywords
            1. Creating an Album
            2. Smart Albums
        4. Editing Photos
          1. Using Other Photo-Editing Software with iPhoto
        5. Designing a Photo Book
        6. Sharing Your Photos
          1. Sharing Printed Photos
          2. Sharing Photos Digitally
          3. Viewing Your Own Digital Photos
        7. The iPhoto Preference Options
          1. General
          2. Appearance
          3. Sharing
        8. Summary
      4. 24. Exploring the iMovie Interface
        1. Basic Stages—Shoot, Edit, Enhance, Share
          1. Shoot (and Capture)
          2. Edit
          3. Enhance (Effects)
          4. Share
        2. The iMovie Interface
          1. iMovie Monitor
          2. Shelf
          3. Clip Viewer
          4. Timeline Viewer
          5. Other Important Controls for the Timeline
          6. Trash and Free Space
        3. iMovie Preferences
          1. General Preferences
          2. Advanced Preferences
        4. Starting a New Project
          1. Task: Create a New Project
        5. Summary
      5. 25. Working with Video and Clips in iMovie
        1. Importing Video from a File
        2. Connecting Camcorders
          1. Task: Connecting Your Camcorder
          2. Capturing Video from an iSight Camera
        3. Working with Video
          1. Understanding Cueing: Play, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind
            1. Task: Finding a Spot on Your Videotape Using iMovie
          2. Capturing Video
            1. Task: Capturing Video from Your Camcorder
        4. Moving Around in a Clip
          1. Task: Go to a Specific Spot in a Clip
          2. Task: Renaming a Clip in the Shelf
        5. Making Basic Edits
          1. Preparing a Clip
            1. Task: Splitting a Video Clip at the Playhead
            2. Task: Direct Trimming
            3. Task: Deleting a Clip from the Shelf
            4. Task: Restoring Clip Media
            5. Task: Checking the Size of an iMovie Project
        6. Summary
      6. 26. Adding Titles, Transitions, and Effects in iMovie
        1. Titles
          1. Sample Title—Bounce In To Center
          2. Sample Title—Centered Multiple
          3. Using Titles over Black
          4. Overlay (over Video) Titles
            1. Task: Selecting a Title
        2. Adding Titles
          1. Task: Adding a Title to a Movie
        3. Adjusting Titles
          1. Task: Adjusting a Title
          2. Task: Typing In a New Title
        4. Transitions
          1. Sample Transition—Cross Dissolve
        5. Working with Transitions
          1. Task: Adding a Fade In
          2. Task: Changing and Replacing a Transition
          3. Task: Removing a Transition
        6. Effects
        7. Sample Effect—Brightness/Contrast
        8. Working with Effects
          1. Previewing
          2. Applying
          3. Restoring Clips
          4. Undo/Redo
            1. Task: Enhancing a Clip with Brightness/Contrast
            2. Task: Enhancing a Clip with Adjust Colors
        9. Making Changes to Effects
          1. Task: Changing and Updating an Effect
        10. Summary
      7. 27. Working with iMovie’s Clip Viewer
        1. Adding and Rearranging Clips
          1. Task: Adding Clips
          2. Task: Rearranging Clips
        2. Previewing Clips
          1. Task: Previewing a Single Clip
          2. Task: Previewing an Entire Movie
        3. Enhancing Clips
          1. Task: Adding a Transition
          2. Task: Adding an Effect
          3. Adding a Title
        4. Summary
      8. 28. Working with Still Photos and Sound in iMovie
        1. Photos and iMovie
        2. Importing into iPhoto
        3. Adding Photos to iMovie
          1. iPhoto Integration
          2. Adding Photos Directly
          3. The Ken Burns Effect
          4. Still Images from Video
        4. Still Images and Duration
        5. Still Images, Effects, and Transitions
        6. Sound in iMovie
          1. Audio Tracks
          2. Audio Playback
        7. Working with Audio
          1. Accessing the iTunes Music Library
          2. Adding iTunes Audio to the Project
          3. Manipulating Audio Within the iMovie
            1. Repositioning Audio
            2. Using Timeline Snapping
            3. Showing Audio Track Waveforms
            4. Locking Audio to a Video Clip
            5. Using Crop Markers
            6. Adjusting Volume
            7. Splitting Audio
        8. Other iMovie Audio Sources
          1. iMovie Sound Effects
          2. Audio CDs
          3. Recording a Voice Track
          4. Extracting Audio from Video Clips
        9. Summary
      9. 29. Exporting iMovies
        1. Choosing a Way to Share Your iMovie
        2. Emailing iMovies
          1. Task: Exporting to Email
        3. Sharing Movies over .Mac
        4. Making Videotapes from iMovie
          1. Task: Exporting to Camera
        5. Exporting iMovies to iDVD
          1. Task: Exporting to iDVD
          2. Task: Adding Chapters to Your Movie
        6. Sharing via QuickTime
          1. Putting iMovies on the Web
          2. Task: Exporting a Web Movie for Use on a Standard Web Server
          3. Task: Exporting for Streaming Server
          4. Task: Uploading a Streaming Web iMovie for PlayStream
        7. Burning iMovies to CD
          1. Task: Exporting iMovie for CD-ROM
        8. Sharing to Bluetooth Devices
        9. Summary
      10. 30. Exploring the iDVD Interface
        1. The DVD Creation Revolution
        2. How DVD Video Works
          1. Task: Examining a DVD
        3. The iDVD Interface
          1. Motion Button
          2. Map Button
          3. Preview and Burn Buttons
          4. Slideshow Button
          5. Folder Button
          6. Customize Button
            1. Themes Pane
            2. Settings Pane
            3. The Media Pane
          7. Status Pane
        4. iDVD Capabilities
        5. The iDVD Preference Options
          1. General Preferences
          2. Slideshow Preferences
          3. Movies Preferences
        6. Summary
      11. 31. Designing DVDs in iDVD
        1. Preparing the DVD Project
          1. Task: Preparing the DVD Project
        2. Importing Files
          1. Using the Media Pane
            1. Task: Importing Video Files
        3. Customizing DVD Menus
          1. Themes
            1. Task: Choosing a Theme
          2. Working with Drop Zones
          3. Customizing Titles
          4. DVD Buttons—Video and Text
            1. Task: Adjusting a Video Button
          5. Customizing Buttons
          6. Adding Submenus
            1. Task: Adding a DVD Folder
        4. Customizing Menus
          1. Task: Adding a Sound to a DVD Menu
        5. DVD Slideshows
          1. Task: Creating a Slideshow
          2. Task: Adding Slides
          3. Slideshow Options
            1. Loop Slideshow
            2. Display Arrows During Slideshow
            3. Adding Picture Files to DVD-ROM
            4. Setting Slide Duration
            5. Transition
            6. Audio
          4. Working with Slides
            1. Task: Rearranging Slides
            2. Task: Changing the Slideshow Icon Image
        6. DVD-ROM Content—Including Computer Files on a DVD
          1. Task: Adding Computer Files to a DVD
        7. Archiving DVD Projects
        8. Summary
      12. 32. Creating DVDs with iDVD
        1. DVD Discs
          1. Recordable DVDs
          2. Rewritable DVDs
        2. DVD Storage Capacity
        3. Purchasing the Right Blank DVD Discs
        4. Burning Your DVD
          1. Task: Previewing Your Project
          2. Preparing Your Computer
            1. Task: Burning Your DVD
            2. Task: Testing Your DVD
        5. Manufactured DVDs
          1. Manufacturing Discs
            1. Task: Having a DVD Commercially Manufactured
        6. Summary
    12. VI. System Administration and Maintenance
      1. 33. Sharing Your Computer with Multiple Users
        1. Understanding User Accounts
          1. Adding and Editing User Accounts
            1. Setting Limitations
          2. Deleting User Accounts
          3. Logging In
            1. Customizing the Login Window
            2. Fast User Switching
        2. File Permissions
          1. Understanding Groups
        3. Summary
      2. 34. Sharing Files and Running Network Services
        1. Sharing Services
          1. Activating Personal File Sharing and AppleTalk
          2. Activating Windows Sharing (Samba)
          3. Activating Web Sharing
            1. Viewing Web Site Statistics
          4. Activating Remote Login and FTP
            1. Remote Login (SSH)
            2. FTP
        2. Connecting to Shared Folders
          1. Connecting from a Windows Machine
        3. Sharing Your Internet Connection
        4. Summary
      3. 35. Securing Your Computer
        1. Local Security
          1. Create Only “Normal” Users
          2. Removing Administrative Access from an Existing User
          3. Disable Usernames
        2. Network Security
          1. Disabling Network Services
          2. Disabling Network Sharing Services
          3. Firewalls
            1. Software Firewalls
            2. Hardware Firewalls
        3. Summary
      4. 36. Maintaining Your System
        1. Automating Software Updates
          1. Running Software Updates Manually
          2. Setting Up Regular Software Updates
          3. Installed Files
        2. Backing Up Your Data
          1. Backup Strategies
          2. Data Storage Options
          3. Making Backup CDs
        3. Copying Your Hard Drive
          1. Creating Disk Images with Disk Utility
        4. Using Backup Software
          1. Choosing Backup Software
        5. Activity Monitor
        6. Summary
      5. 37. Recovering from Crashes and Other Problems
        1. Application Unexpectedly Quits
          1. Restarting Classic
        2. Other System Crashes
          1. Using Force Quit
        3. Forcing a Restart
        4. Causes of Crashes
        5. Resetting PRAM
        6. Viruses
          1. A Look at Virus Protection Software
        7. Restoring the Administrator Password
        8. Fixing Hard Drive Problems
          1. Optimizing Your Hard Drive
        9. Reinstalling System Software
        10. Summary
    13. VII. Advanced Topics
      1. 38. Using Basic Unix Commands
        1. Terminal: The Window to the Underworld
        2. Working with Files: Basic Commands
          1. Basic Commands
            1. ls
            2. cp
            3. mv
            4. rm
          2. Wildcards
          3. Editing Files with pico
          4. File Permissions
            1. chown
            2. chmod
        3. Process Management
          1. Viewing Processes
            1. ps
            2. top
          2. Killing Processes
        4. Server Administration
        5. Getting Help with Manpages
        6. Other Useful Commands
        7. Summary
      2. 39. Introducing AppleScript
        1. The Script Editor
          1. Basic Usage
          2. Scripting Dictionary
          3. Results
            1. Script Tracing
            2. Saving
            3. Scripting Preferences
        2. Scripting Syntax
          1. tell
          2. Variables: set/get
          3. if
          4. repeat
          5. Subroutines
          6. Scripting Additions
          7. Script Menu
          8. Folder Actions
          9. AppleScript Studio
          10. Other Sources of AppleScript Information
        3. Summary
      3. 40. Exploring the Utilities Folder
        1. System Tools
          1. Activity Monitor
          2. Console
          3. Disk Utility
          4. System Profiler
            1. Hardware
            2. Software
            3. Network
            4. Logs
          5. Terminal
        2. Network Tools
          1. AirPort Admin Utility and Airport Setup Assistant
          2. Bluetooth Utilities
          3. Directory Access
          4. NetInfo Manager
          5. Network Utility
          6. ODBC Administrator
        3. Imaging, Font, and MIDI Tools
          1. Asia Text Extras
          2. Audio MIDI Setup
          3. ColorSync Utility
          4. DigitalColor Meter
          5. Grab
        4. System Helpers
          1. Installer
          2. Java
          3. Keychain Access
          4. Printer Setup Utility
          5. StuffIt Expander
        5. Summary
    14. A. Using GarageBand
      1. The GarageBand Interface
      2. Working with Prerecorded Loops
      3. Recording Original Music
        1. Working with Real Instruments
      4. Customizing Tracks
        1. Software Instrument Tracks
        2. Real Instrument Tracks
        3. Master Track
        4. Adjusting Volume
        5. Using the Track Editor
      5. Exporting a Song to iTunes
      6. Preferences
      7. Summary