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Sams teach yourself iMac in 10 minutes
Lewis, Rita F., 1955-
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Publication Information:
Indianapolis, Ind. : Sams, [1998]

Physical Description:
214 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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QA76.8.I2645 L59 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Sams Teach Yourself iMac in 10 Minutes is a tutorial-based book, organized into a series of easy-to-follow, 10 minute lessons. You will easily learn how to use the updated Installer and the new Finder, effectively browse the World Wide Web and set up Personal Web Serving, customize the appearance of your desktop, optimize the iMacs performance, use Quicktime and Digital Audio (MIDI), share data with others and networking, work with AppleScript, and troubleshoot the iMac.

Author Notes

Rita Lewis has over 15 years of experience in technical communications, including writing, editing, and graphic arts. She is the author of over eleven books on various topics of Macintosh computer use.

Table of Contents

1 What Is An Imac?
The Computer Defined
The Monitor
Hard Disks, Floppy, and CD-ROM Drives
The Multimedia System
The Keyboard and Mouse
2 The Mac Operating System
Working with the Mac OS 8.5 GUI
Exploring Mac OS 8.5 Multimedia Tools
Browsing the Internet
Introducing the New Extended File System
3 Add-Ons: Extra Hardware
USB Adapters, Hubs, and Cables
Storage Options
For More Information
4 Setting Up The Imac
Plugging in the Keyboard
Plugging in the Mouse
Plugging in the Modem
Plugging in the Power
5 Getting Oriented
The Desktop
Using the Windows and Menus
Manipulating Files and Folders
Starting Up and Shutting Down
Ejecting and Throwing Things Away
Using Copy, Cut, Paste, and Drag
6 Getting Organized
Organizing the Desktop
Viewing and Navigating Your Files
Finding Files
Opening and Grouping Documents
Using the Trash Can
Using the General Information Window
7 Working With Programs
Installing and Removing Applications
Opening, Closing, and Saving Documents
Doing More than One Task with iMac
8 Customizing The Desktop
The Appearance Control Panel
Changing the Monitors & Sound Control Panel
Changing the Keyboard Control Panel
Modifying the Numbers Control Panel
Modifying the Text Control Panel
More Customization Options
9 Fonts
Sharing Fonts Between Computers
Installing Fonts
Viewing Fonts
Adding Professional Polish
10 Printing
Printing with Inkjet Printers
Printing with Laser Printers
Using PostScript to Print
Preparing Your Mac for Printing
Printing a Document
Printing with Color
11 Color
Working with RGB and CMYK Colors
A Closer Look at QuickDraw
Color-Calibrating Your Mac
Using ColorPicker
Other Uses of ColorSync
12 Quicktime
Using QuickTime
Working with QuickTime-Savvy Programs
Working with the QuickTime Plug-In
13 Browsing With The Imac
Gaining Access
Getting On the Internet
Configuring Your Internet Preferences
Getting Ready for the Web
Welcome to the Browser Wars
Internet Services
14 File Sharing
Running Ethernet with AppleTalk: iMac to Mac
Performance Issues with File Sharing
15 Personal Web Serving
Personal Web Sharing
CGI Scripts
16 Talking To The Other Guys
Sharing Data Versus Sharing Documents
Sharing Data Between Files
Sharing Files Between Programs
Sharing Files Over a Network and the Internet
Sharing Documents Online
17 Troubleshooting The Imac
Preventive Medicine: Collecting a Software Toolkit
Dealing with the Problem
Resolving Software Problems
Resolving Hardware Problems