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Table of Contents

Introduction.

How This Book Is Organized

An Invitation from the Authors

I. MAX OS X BASICS.

1. Introducing Mac OS X.

Setting Up Mac OS X

A Peek Under the Hood

Applications Included with Mac OS X

The Mac OS X Desktop

System Preferences

Summary

2. Using the Finder.

The Finder Window

The File System

The Sidebar

Performing File and Content Searches-Spotlight to the Rescue

The Finder Menu Bar

Summary

3. Exploring the Dock.

Applications and the Dock

Docked Windows, Files, and Folders

Trash Can

Customizing the Dock

Dock Preference Options

Summary

4. Working with Folders, Files, and Applications.

Folders, Files, and Applications

The Finder Window Action Menu

Getting Info

Additional Tips for Using Applications

Running Classic Applications

Summary

5. Setting System Preferences and Universal Access Options.

Personal System Preferences

Hardware System Preferences

Internet & Network System Preferences

System Preferences

Universal Access

Summary

II. COMMON APPLICATIONS AND HARDWARE.

6. Using Calculator, Grapher, Preview, and TextEdit.

Calculator

Grapher

Preview

TextEdit

Summary

7. Using QuickTime and DVD Player.

QuickTime

DVD Player

Summary

8. Working with Address Book, Keychain Access, iSync, and Ink.

Address Book

Keychain Access

iSync

Ink

Summary

9. Installing Additional Software.

Software Sources

Downloading and Installing Software

Opening Compressed Files with StuffIt Expander

Software Considerations in a Multiuser System

Some Software Suggestions

Summary

10. Using iWork-Pages and Keynote.

Pages

Keynote

Summary

11. Working with Displays and Peripheral Devices.

Configuring Displays

Using the Display Calibrator Assistant

Introduction to ColorSync

Connecting Peripheral Devices

Summary

12. Printing, Faxing, and Working with Fonts.

Using the Printer Setup Utility

The Page Setup and Print Windows

Print and Fax Preference Options

Working with Fonts

Summary

III. INTERNET APPLICATIONS.

13. Connecting to the Internet.

Creating an Internet Connection

Setting Network Port Priorities and Locations

Using Internet Connect

Summary

14. Using Safari.

The Safari Interface

Web Browsing in Safari

The Safari Menu Bar

Safari Preference Options

Summary

15. Using Sherlock for Internet Searches.

The Internet Channel

The Pictures Channel

The Stocks Channel

The Movies Channel

The Phone Book Channel

The eBay Channel

The Flights Channel

The Dictionary Channel

The Translation Channel

The AppleCare Channel

Third-Party Channels

The Sherlock Preferences

Summary

16. Exploring .Mac Membership.

Defining .Mac

Setting Up .Mac Service

Using the iDisk

Syncing with .Mac

.Mac Web Services

Summary

17. Using Mail.

Setting Up Mail

Reading and Managing Email

Composing and Sending Messages

Using Advanced Features of Mail

Mail Utilities and Diagnostic Tools

Summary

18. Using iChat AV.

Setting Up iChat AV

Logging In to Your Accounts

Configuring Your Online Information

Managing Your Buddy List

Initiating IM and A/V Conferencing

Using the Connection Doctor

Summary

19. Using iCal.

The iCal Interface

Adding and Editing Events

To Do Lists

Calendar Publishing and Subscribing

iCal Preference Options

iCal Menus

Summary

IV. APPLE'S ILIFE APPLICATIONS.

20. Introducing iLife.

iTunes

iPhoto

GarageBand

iMovie HD

iDVD

System Requirements and Necessary Tools

Installing the iLife Applications

Summary

21. Using iTunes.

Setting Up iTunes

The iTunes Interface

Visualizer

Adding Song Files

The iTunes Music Store

Burning CDs and Exporting to MP3 Players

Listening to Internet Radio

The iTunes Preference Options

Using Your iPod with iTunes

Summary

22. Using iPhoto.

The iPhoto Window

Importing Image Files

Organizing and Searching Images

Editing Photos

Creating an iPhoto Book

Creating Slideshows

Sharing Your Photos

The iPhoto Preference Options

Summary

23. Using GarageBand.

The GarageBand Interface

Working with Prerecorded Loops

Recording Original Music

Customizing Tracks

Exporting a Song to iTunes

Preferences

Summary

24. Exploring the iMovie HD Interface.

Basic Stages of Making an iMovie

The iMovie Interface

iMovie Preferences

Starting a New Project

Summary

25. Working with Video and Clips in iMovie HD.

Connecting Video Cameras

Working with Video

Moving Around in a Clip

Making Basic Edits

Working with iMovie's Clip Viewer

Creating a Magic iMovie

Summary

26. Adding Titles, Transitions, and Effects in iMovie.

Titles

Transitions

Effects

Summary

27. Working with Still Photos and Sound in iMovie.

Photos and iMovie HD

Adding Photos to iMovie

Still Images and Duration

Still Images, Effects, and Transitions

Sound in iMovie HD

Working with Audio

Other iMovie Audio Sources

Summary

28. Exporting iMovies.

Choosing a Way to Share Your iMovie

Emailing iMovies

Sharing Movies over .Mac

Making Videotapes from iMovie

Exporting iMovies to iDVD

Sharing via QuickTime

Burning iMovies to CD

Sharing with Bluetooth Devices

Summary

29. Exploring the iDVD Interface.

The iDVD Interface

iDVD Capabilities

The iDVD Preference Options

Summary

30. Creating DVDs in iDVD.

Preparing the DVD Project

Importing Files

Customizing DVD Menus

Customizing Menus

DVD Slideshows

DVD-ROM Content-Including Computer Files on a DVD

Archiving DVD Projects and Creating Disc Images

Burning Your DVD

Creating OneStep DVDs

Summary

V. SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION AND MAINTENANCE.

31. Sharing Your Computer with Other Users.

Understanding User Accounts

File Permissions

Summary

32. Sharing Files and Running Network Services.

Sharing Services

Connecting to Shared Folders

Sharing Your Internet Connection

Summary

33. Securing Your Computer.

Local Security

Network Security

Summary

34. Maintaining Your System.

Automating Software Updates

Backing Up Your Data

Copying Your Hard Drive

Using Backup Software

Activity Monitor

Summary

35. Recovering from Crashes and Other Problems.

Application Crashes

System Crashes

Resetting PRAM

Protection Against Viruses and Other Malicious Code

Restoring the Administrator Password

Fixing Hard Drive Problems

Reinstalling System Software

Summary

VI. ADVANCED TOPICS.

36. Introducing Automator and AppleScript.

Automator

AppleScript

Summary

37. Using Basic Unix Commands.

Terminal: Your Window to the Underworld

Basic Commands for Working with Files

Process Management

Server Administration

Getting Help with Manpages

Other Useful Commands

Summary

38. Exploring the Utilities Folder.

System Tools

Network Tools

Imaging, Audio, and MIDI Tools

System Helpers

Summary

Index.

Promotional Information

Sams Teach Yourself Max OS X Tiger All in One is designed to teach, in one book, the inexperienced Mac user how to easily work with Mac hardware, the compuer's operating system, and all the powerful digital media applications built right into OS X. Rather than focusing on just one single part of the Mac platform, this book covers everything from working with hardware, multiple products, and technologies together in a logical fashion. Topics include:

  • 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
  • Creating your own music with GarageBand
  • Digital photography with iPhoto
  • Editing digital video with iMovie

About the Author

Sams Teach Yourself Mac OSA (R) X TigeraA A All in OneAbout the Authors John Ray is an award-winning developer and security consultant with more than 17 years of programming and administration experience. He has worked on projects for the FCC, the National Regulatory Research Institute, The Ohio State University, Xerox, and the State of Florida. He has written or contributed to more than 10 books currently in print, including Mac OS X Unleashed, Special Edition Using TCP/IP, Sams Teach Yourself Dreamweaver MX Application Development in 21 Days, and Maximum Mac OS X Security. He bought his first Macintosh in 1984 and remains a strong proponent for the computer and operating system that revolutionized the industry. Robyn Ness holds a master's degree in psychology with a specialization in judgment and decision making from The Ohio State University. She currently works as a web developer, focusing on issues of usability and content design. In her spare time she tests the bounds of iPhoto by taking a ridiculous number of digital photographs, the best of which can be seen at http://www.floraphotographs.com. A A(c) Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

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