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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X Tiger All in One

By Robyn Ness, John Ray

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Format: Paperback, 744 pages
Published In: United States, 01 June 2005
The Macintosh environment is very exciting - and very confusing, especially for the first time user. What you need is one book that will guide you through all of the exciting features and programs that came with your new Mac. That's where Mac OS X Tiger All in One comes in. This thorough, easy-to-understand introduction to all of the components of Mac OS X Tiger will teach you how to easily work with Mac hardware, the operating system and all of the powerful digital media applications that are built right into your system. Did you know you can make your own music with a program called Garage Band? You can even burn CDs and DVDs using a program called iDVD. All of the features and programs in a Mac work together cohesively, so why consult multiple books that work against the natural flow of the Mac system? Mac OS X Tiger All in One is all you need to become a fluent Mac user.

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 Summary9. 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.

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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.

EAN: 9780672327056
ISBN: 0672327058
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Dimensions: 22.6 x 17.6 centimetres (1.19 kg)
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