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Teach Yourself VISUALLY™ Macs

Book Description

Are you a visual learner? Than Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs is the book for you! This resource:

  • Offers a perfect introduction for visual learners looking to gain a general understanding of Macs and some of the common peripherals associated with them.

  • Demonstrates everything you need to know about transitioning from Windows to a Mac, using iPhoto, creating home movies with iMovie, and connecting all those cool devices, like the iPhone or iPod, so you can maximize iTunes.

  • Shows you how to browse the Web with Safari and use iCal to track appointments, and what to do if something should ever go wrong.

  • Includes full-color, rich screen shots and illustrations as well as step-by-step instructions clearly explain how to get the most from your Mac.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Praise for Visual Books
  3. Credits
  4. About the Author
  5. Author's Acknowledgments
  6. How to use this book
  7. 1. Learning about Mac Types
    1. 1.1. Understanding Mac Types
    2. 1.2. Learn about the iMac
    3. 1.3. Delve into the Mac Mini
    4. 1.4. Get to Know the Mac Pro
    5. 1.5. Check Out the MacBook Pro
    6. 1.6. Tour the MacBook Air
    7. 1.7. Take a Look at the MacBook
  8. 2. Understanding What You Can Do with Your Mac
    1. 2.1. Create Documents
    2. 2.2. Play and Record Music
    3. 2.3. View and Organize Your Photos
    4. 2.4. Play and Make a Movie or DVD
    5. 2.5. Take Advantage of the Web
    6. 2.6. Communicate with Others
    7. 2.7. Organize Your Contacts and Appointments
  9. 3. Connecting Devices to Your Mac
    1. 3.1. Connect Your Mac to an External Display
    2. 3.2. Connect a Printer
    3. 3.3. Connect a Fax Modem
    4. 3.4. Connect an iPod
    5. 3.5. Connect an iPhone
    6. 3.6. Connect an Imaging Device
    7. 3.7. Connect a Bluetooth Device
    8. 3.8. Connect Your Mac to Another Mac
  10. 4. Learning Mac Basics
    1. 4.1. Explore the OS X Screen
    2. 4.2. Tour the Dock
    3. 4.3. Start a Program
    4. 4.4. Switch Between Programs
    5. 4.5. Tour a Program Window
    6. 4.6. Select a Command from a Pull-Down Menu
    7. 4.7. Select a Command Using a Toolbar
    8. 4.8. Select Options with Dialog Box Controls
    9. 4.9. Save a Document
    10. 4.10. Open a Document
    11. 4.11. Print a Document
    12. 4.12. Edit Document Text
    13. 4.13. Copy a File
    14. 4.14. Move a File
    15. 4.15. Rename a File
    16. 4.16. Delete a File
  11. 5. Playing and Organizing Music
    1. 5.1. Open and Close iTunes
    2. 5.2. Understanding the iTunes Library
    3. 5.3. Navigate the iTunes Window
    4. 5.4. Play a Song
    5. 5.5. Adjust the Volume
    6. 5.6. Play a Music CD
    7. 5.7. Import Tracks from a Music CD
    8. 5.8. Create a Playlist
    9. 5.9. Burn Music Files to a CD
    10. 5.10. Edit Song Information
    11. 5.11. Purchase Music from the iTunes Store
    12. 5.12. Listen to an Internet Radio Station
    13. 5.13. Subscribe to a Podcast
  12. 6. Viewing and Editing Your Photos
    1. 6.1. View a Preview of a Photo
    2. 6.2. View a Slideshow of Your Photos
    3. 6.3. Open and Close iPhoto
    4. 6.4. Import Photos from a Digital Camera
    5. 6.5. View Your Photos
    6. 6.6. Create an Album
    7. 6.7. Crop a Photo
    8. 6.8. Rotate a Photo
    9. 6.9. Straighten a Photo
    10. 6.10. Remove Red-Eye from a Photo
    11. 6.11. Enhance a Photo with an Effect
    12. 6.12. E-mail a Photo
    13. 6.13. Take Your Picture
    14. 6.14. Create a DVD of Your Photos
  13. 7. Creating a Movie
    1. 7.1. Open and Close iMovie
    2. 7.2. Import a Video File
    3. 7.3. Add Video Clips to Your Project
    4. 7.4. Trim a Clip
    5. 7.5. Add a Transition Between Clips
    6. 7.6. Add a Photo
    7. 7.7. Add a Music Track
    8. 7.8. Record a Voiceover
    9. 7.9. Add Titles and Credits
    10. 7.10. Play the Movie
    11. 7.11. Create a DVD of Your Movie
  14. 8. Surfing the World Wide Web
    1. 8.1. Open and Close Safari
    2. 8.2. Select a Link
    3. 8.3. Enter a Web Page Address
    4. 8.4. Open a Web Page in a Tab
    5. 8.5. Navigate Web Pages
    6. 8.6. Navigate with the History List
    7. 8.7. Change Your Home Page
    8. 8.8. Bookmark Web Pages
    9. 8.9. Search for Sites
    10. 8.10. Download a File
  15. 9. Communicating via E-mail and Chat
    1. 9.1. Open and Close Mail
    2. 9.2. Add an E-mail Account
    3. 9.3. Send an E-mail Message
    4. 9.4. Add a File Attachment
    5. 9.5. Add a Signature
    6. 9.6. Receive and Read E-mail Messages
    7. 9.7. Reply to a Message
    8. 9.8. Forward a Message
    9. 9.9. Open and Close iChat
    10. 9.10. Add a Buddy
    11. 9.11. Start a Text Chat
    12. 9.12. Start an Audio Chat
  16. 10. Working with Contacts and Appointments
    1. 10.1. Open and Close Address Book
    2. 10.2. Add a New Contact
    3. 10.3. Edit a Contact
    4. 10.4. Create a Contact Group
    5. 10.5. Open and Close iCal
    6. 10.6. Navigate the Calendar
    7. 10.7. Create an Appointment
    8. 10.8. Create a Repeating Appointment
    9. 10.9. Create a To-Do Item
  17. 11. Working with Your MobileMe Account
    1. 11.1. Log in to MobileMe
    2. 11.2. Send and Receive MobileMe Mail
    3. 11.3. Work with MobileMe Contacts
    4. 11.4. Manage Your Schedule with MobileMe
    5. 11.5. Share Photos with MobileMe
    6. 11.6. Upload Files to Your iDisk
    7. 11.7. Synchronize Your Mac with MobileMe
  18. 12. Customizing Your Mac
    1. 12.1. Display System Preferences
    2. 12.2. Change the Desktop Background
    3. 12.3. Activate the Screen Saver
    4. 12.4. Set Your Mac's Sleep Options
    5. 12.5. Change the Display Resolution
    6. 12.6. Change Your Mac's Name
    7. 12.7. Customize the Dock
    8. 12.8. Add an Icon to the Dock
    9. 12.9. Hide the Dock
    10. 12.10. Add a Widget to the Dashboard
  19. 13. Networking with Your Mac
    1. 13.1. Understanding Networking
    2. 13.2. Connect to a Wireless Network
    3. 13.3. Connect to a Network Resource
    4. 13.4. Turn On File and Printer Sharing
    5. 13.5. Share a Folder
    6. 13.6. Share a Printer
    7. 13.7. Add a Shared Printer
  20. 14. Maintaining Your Mac
    1. 14.1. Empty the Trash
    2. 14.2. Organize Your Desktop
    3. 14.3. Check Hard Disk Free Space
    4. 14.4. Uninstall Unused Applications
    5. 14.5. Set a Software Update Schedule
    6. 14.6. Update Software by Hand
    7. 14.7. Remove Unneeded Login Items
    8. 14.8. Configure Time Machine Backups
    9. 14.9. Restore Files Using Time Machine
    10. 14.10. Recondition Your Mac Notebook Battery
  21. 15. Troubleshooting Your Mac
    1. 15.1. Restart Your Mac
    2. 15.2. Unlock System Preferences
    3. 15.3. Force a Stuck Program to Close
    4. 15.4. Repair a Corrupt Preferences File
    5. 15.5. Reset a Forgotten Password
    6. 15.6. Repair Disk Permissions
    7. 15.7. Repair a Disk
    8. 15.8. Reinstall Mac OS X