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Netscape Communicator 4 for Macintosh
Castro, Elizabeth.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Peachpit Press, [1998]

Physical Description:
viii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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TK5105.883.N49 C37 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Netscape Communicator is a new all-in-one internet and intranet communications software package. Expected in early 1997 and priced the same as the current version of Netscape Navigator, it includes Navigator 4, the new upcoming version of the most popular Web browser; Messenger, Netscapes improved email program; Collabra, group discussion software which offers easy access to discussion forums; Composer, an easy-to-use, much-improved WYSIWYG HTML editor for creating and publishing web pages; and Conference, which enables users to simultaneously share information and talk to co-workers in real-time on the Internet. For those building their own Web pages, for whom Navigator is the overwhelming application of choice, Netscape Communicator offers dozens of improvements - ensuring that the Netscape Communicator: Visual QuickStart Guide will appeal to both Web surfers and Web site creators. All of these Communicator components are explained fully in Netscape Communicator: Visual QuickStart Guide. Using the VQS series proven rich graphical approach, the book helps readers go from installing the software to using its advanced capabilities.

Author Notes

Elizabeth Castro began working with the Macintosh in a software development and distribution company called CTA, in Barcelona, Spain. Her first project was the translation of an OCR program into English, which was quickly followed by the translation of Aldus PageMaker (version 3!) into Spanish. Castro's department, Publications, was soon translating other programs from Aldus, as well as software from Agfa, Farallon and the Wheels for the Mind magazine for Apple Computer Spain.

In 1990, Castro founded Pagina Uno together with Oriol Carbo. One of Pagina Uno's first projects was the translation of The Macintosh Bible, 3rd edition, into Spanish: La Biblia del Macintosh. It was a great success, thanks to the unerring tone of Arthur Naiman combined with the brilliant translation of Jose Rafael Garcia Bermejo (affectionately known as Coti) and Oriol Carbo, among others. Pagina Uno published several more Peachpit books about the Macintosh in Spanish and also began to localize Adobe products like Photoshop, Premiere and Dimensions into Spanish.

In 1993, Castro left Pagina Uno (and her beloved Barcelona) and returned to the US to edit the fifth edition of the Mac Bible.