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Teach Yourself Visually™: Mac OS® X Snow Leopard™

Book Description

Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something — and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle 150 Mac OS X Snow Leopard tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on Snow Leopard in no time.

You'll learn to:

  • Use the Dock, toolbars, and files

  • Synchronize your iPod® and iPhone

  • Create, edit, and print documents

  • Communicate via e-mail and iChat®

  • Play DVDs and digital video

  • Use MobileMe mail and contacts

  • Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules

  • Succinct explanations walk you through step by step

  • Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task

  • Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks

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. Understanding What You Can Do with Mac OS X
    1. 1.1. Create Documents
    2. 1.2. Play and Record Music
    3. 1.3. View and Organize Your Photos
    4. 1.4. Play and Make a Movie or DVD
    5. 1.5. Take Advantage of the Web
    6. 1.6. Communicate with Others
    7. 1.7. Organize Your Contacts and Appointments
  8. 2. Learning Basic Mac OS X Tasks
    1. 2.1. Explore the Mac OS X Screen
    2. 2.2. Tour the Dock
    3. 2.3. Start an Application
    4. 2.4. Switch Between Applications
    5. 2.5. Tour an Application Window
    6. 2.6. Select a Command from a Pull-Down Menu
    7. 2.7. Select a Command Using a Toolbar
    8. 2.8. Select Options with Dialog Controls
    9. 2.9. Save a Document
    10. 2.10. Open a Document
    11. 2.11. Print a Document
    12. 2.12. Edit Document Text
    13. 2.13. Copy a File
    14. 2.14. Move a File
    15. 2.15. Rename a File
    16. 2.16. Delete a File
  9. 3. Surfing the World Wide Web
    1. 3.1. Open and Close Safari
    2. 3.2. Select a Link
    3. 3.3. Enter a Web Page Address
    4. 3.4. Open a Web Page in a Tab
    5. 3.5. Navigate Web Pages
    6. 3.6. Navigate with the History List
    7. 3.7. Change Your Home Page
    8. 3.8. Bookmark Web Pages
    9. 3.9. Search for Sites
    10. 3.10. Download a File
  10. 4. Communicating via E-mail and Chat
    1. 4.1. Open and Close Mail
    2. 4.2. Add an E-mail Account
    3. 4.3. Send an E-mail Message
    4. 4.4. Add a File Attachment
    5. 4.5. Add a Signature
    6. 4.6. Receive and Read E-mail Messages
    7. 4.7. Reply to a Message
    8. 4.8. Forward a Message
    9. 4.9. Open and Close iChat
    10. 4.10. Add a Buddy
    11. 4.11. Start a Text Chat
    12. 4.12. Start an Audio Chat
  11. 5. Tracking Your Contacts and Appointments
    1. 5.1. Open and Close Address Book
    2. 5.2. Add a New Contact
    3. 5.3. Edit a Contact
    4. 5.4. Create a Contact Group
    5. 5.5. Open and Close iCal
    6. 5.6. Navigate the Calendar
    7. 5.7. Create an Appointment
    8. 5.8. Create a Repeating Appointment
    9. 5.9. Create a To-Do Item
  12. 6. Playing and Organizing Your Music
    1. 6.1. Open and Close iTunes
    2. 6.2. Understanding the iTunes Library
    3. 6.3. Navigate the iTunes Window
    4. 6.4. Play a Song
    5. 6.5. Play a Music CD
    6. 6.6. Import Tracks from a Music CD
    7. 6.7. Create a Playlist
    8. 6.8. Burn Music Files to a CD
    9. 6.9. Edit Song Information
    10. 6.10. Purchase Music from the iTunes Store
    11. 6.11. Listen to an Internet Radio Station
    12. 6.12. Subscribe to a Podcast
  13. 7. Synchronizing Your iPod or iPhone
    1. 7.1. Connect an iPod
    2. 7.2. Connect an iPhone
    3. 7.3. Synchronize Music
    4. 7.4. Synchronize Photos to Your iPod or iPhone
    5. 7.5. Synchronize Photos from Your iPhone
    6. 7.6. Synchronize Movies and TV Shows
    7. 7.7. Synchronize Mail, Contacts, and Calendars
    8. 7.8. Synchronize Podcasts
    9. 7.9. Synchronize Games
    10. 7.10. Synchronize Applications
  14. 8. Viewing and Editing Your Photos
    1. 8.1. View a Preview of a Photo
    2. 8.2. View a Slideshow of Your Photos
    3. 8.3. Open and Close iPhoto
    4. 8.4. Import Photos from a Digital Camera
    5. 8.5. View Your Photos
    6. 8.6. Create an Album
    7. 8.7. Crop a Photo
    8. 8.8. Rotate a Photo
    9. 8.9. Straighten a Photo
    10. 8.10. Remove Red Eye from a Photo
    11. 8.11. Add Names to Faces in Your Photos
    12. 8.12. Map Your Photos
    13. 8.13. E-mail a Photo
    14. 8.14. Take Your Picture
    15. 8.15. Create a DVD of Your Photos
  15. 9. Playing and Creating Digital Video
    1. 9.1. Play a DVD Using DVD Player
    2. 9.2. Play Digital Video with QuickTime Player
    3. 9.3. Create a New Movie Project
    4. 9.4. Import a Video File
    5. 9.5. Add Video Clips to Your Project
    6. 9.6. Trim a Clip
    7. 9.7. Add a Transition Between Clips
    8. 9.8. Add a Photo
    9. 9.9. Add a Music Track
    10. 9.10. Record a Voiceover
    11. 9.11. Add Titles and Credits
    12. 9.12. Play the Movie
    13. 9.13. Create a DVD of Your Movie
  16. 10. Customizing Mac OS X to Suit Your Style
    1. 10.1. Display System Preferences
    2. 10.2. Change the Desktop Background
    3. 10.3. Activate the Screen Saver
    4. 10.4. Set the Mac OS X Sleep Options
    5. 10.5. Change the Display Resolution
    6. 10.6. Change Your Mac's Name
    7. 10.7. Add a User Account
    8. 10.8. Customize the Dock
    9. 10.9. Add an Icon to the Dock
    10. 10.10. Hide the Dock
    11. 10.11. Add a Widget to the Dashboard
  17. 11. Performing Maintenance with Mac OS X
    1. 11.1. Empty the Trash
    2. 11.2. Organize Your Desktop
    3. 11.3. Check Hard Disk Free Space
    4. 11.4. Uninstall Unused Applications
    5. 11.5. Set a Software Update Schedule
    6. 11.6. Update Software by Hand
    7. 11.7. Remove Unneeded Login Items
    8. 11.8. Configure Time Machine Backups
    9. 11.9. Restore Files Using Time Machine
    10. 11.10. Recondition Your Mac Notebook Battery
  18. 12. Troubleshooting Mac OS X Problems
    1. 12.1. Restart Your Mac
    2. 12.2. Unlock System Preferences
    3. 12.3. Force a Stuck Application to Close
    4. 12.4. Repair a Corrupt Preferences File
    5. 12.5. Reset a Forgotten Password
    6. 12.6. Repair Disk Permissions
    7. 12.7. Repair a Disk
    8. 12.8. Reinstall Mac OS X
  19. 13. Working with Your MobileMe Account
    1. 13.1. Log in to MobileMe
    2. 13.2. Send and Receive MobileMe Mail
    3. 13.3. Work with MobileMe Contacts
    4. 13.4. Manage Your Schedule with MobileMe
    5. 13.5. Share Photos with MobileMe
    6. 13.6. Upload Files to Your iDisk
    7. 13.7. Synchronize Your Mac with MobileMe
  20. 14. Networking with Mac OS X
    1. 14.1. Understanding Networking
    2. 14.2. Connect a Bluetooth Device
    3. 14.3. Connect Your Mac to Another Mac
    4. 14.4. Connect to a Wireless Network
    5. 14.5. Connect to a Network Resource
    6. 14.6. Change Your Password
    7. 14.7. Turn On File and Printer Sharing
    8. 14.8. Share a Folder
    9. 14.9. Share a Printer
    10. 14.10. Add a Shared Printer