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How to do everything with your iMac
Stauffer, Todd.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Osborne/McGraw-Hill, [1999]

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xx, 588 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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"The devil killed my body. I cannot fight, I cannot find. I cannot free her. You must. You are the one. We speak to the dead." Immediately after hearing these words, uttered to her by an old Romanian woman bleeding to death in the street, detective Eve Dallas begins to notice that her latest case has come with a number of interesting side-effects: visions of the deceased, instant familiarity with rooms she's never seen before, and fluency in Russian. Likewise, there appears to be a force inside of her, a spirit other than her own, that won't let her rest until she's found Beata, the old woman's great-granddaughter, whose disappearance two months prior remains a mystery. Desperate to be free of her new "gifts", Eve pursues the facts until she discovers a link between Beata's disappearance and the disappearance of eight other young women, all of whom attended the same dance classes, none of whom were ever heard from again.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Forewordp. xvii
Introductionp. xix
Part 1 Get Started
Chapter 1 Welcome to iMacp. 3
What Makes iMac Different and Coolp. 5
iMac: Q Quick Tourp. 9
Before You Set Up iMacp. 12
Set Up iMacp. 14
Get Online with the Assistantsp. 15
iMac: On, Off, Sleep, Infop. 18
Chapter 2 Get Acquainted with iMacp. 25
What Is the Desktop?p. 26
Using the Mouse and Keyboardp. 30
Work with Icons and Windowsp. 34
Hard Disks, CD-ROMs, and Peripheralsp. 40
Change Settings with the Control Stripp. 45
Get a Quick Start on the Internetp. 46
Chapter 3 Manage Your Files with the Finderp. 53
The Finder 101: Windowsp. 54
Finder 201: Create Folders, Copy Files, and Build Aliasesp. 62
Finder 301: Delete Iconsp. 66
Finder 401: Get Information on Filesp. 68
Finder Grad School: Get Organizedp. 69
Chapter 4 Pull Down the Apple Menup. 77
What Is the Apple Menu?p. 78
Icons on the Apple Menup. 80
Use the Recent Menusp. 85
Create and Use Favoritesp. 87
Put Your Own Aliases on the Menup. 90
Chapter 5 Work with Applications and the Applications Menup. 93
What Are Applications?p. 94
Basic Application Commandsp. 101
Other Interface Elementsp. 106
Multitasking: Use More than One Applicationp. 108
Chapter 6 Search for Thingsp. 113
You Can Find Anything with iMacp. 114
Search for Filesp. 116
Find by Contentp. 121
Search the Internetp. 124
Chapter 7 Get Some Helpp. 127
The Help Systemsp. 128
Apple Helpp. 129
Apple Guidep. 133
Balloon Helpp. 135
Other Types of Helpp. 136
Getting Help Onlinep. 141
Part II Getting Things Done
Chapter 8 Create Printed Documentsp. 145
Write with Your iMacp. 146
Format Your Documentp. 153
Spell, Find, Change, and Countp. 169
Standardize with the Stylesheet Windowp. 171
Use Stationery for Automatic Documentsp. 172
Chapter 9 Work with Numbers, Build Chartsp. 175
The Spreadsheet Definedp. 176
Get the Spreadsheet Startedp. 178
Enter and Format Datap. 181
Add Formulas to the Spreadsheetp. 187
Chart Your Datap. 198
Chapter 10 File Information and Ideas with Databasesp. 203
What's a Database?p. 204
Create Your Databasep. 207
Enter and Find Recordsp. 213
Give It a New Layoutp. 216
Sort and Reportp. 218
Chapter 11 Paint, Draw, and Create Presentationsp. 223
Painting vs. Drawingp. 224
Start Your Paintingp. 225
Draw Objects and Textp. 233
Creating a Slide Showp. 242
Chapter 12 Use AppleWorks for Layoutp. 247
How Layouts Work

p. 248

Layout Basics: Text Framesp. 252
Graphics, Floating, Text, and Shapesp. 261
Build Layouts Quicklyp. 268
Mail Mergep. 272
Chapter 13 Manage Your Finances with Quickenp. 277
What Is Quicken?p. 278
Create Accounts and Enter Datap. 280
Budget Your Moneyp. 289
Manage Loans and Investmentsp. 293
Generate Reportsp. 300
Chapter 14 Movies, Sounds, and Imagesp. 305
QuickTime Moviesp. 306
The MoviePlayer Applicationp. 310
PictureViewer and Imagesp. 313
MoviePlayer Pro: Edit Movies and Soundp. 316
Kai's Photo Soapp. 324
Chapter 15 Play Games with iMacp. 331
Play Nanosaurp. 332
Play MDKp. 337
Check Your 3-D Specificationsp. 341
Add Game Controllersp. 342
Part III Get Online
Chapter 16 Get E-mail, Read Newsgroups, and Manage Contactsp. 347
Is Your Account Set Up/p. 348
Get, Read, and Reply to E-mailp. 352
Organize Your E-mailp. 364
Managing Your Contactsp. 369
Read the Newsgroupsp. 372
Chapter 17 Surf with Internet Explorer and Netscapep. 377
Web Browser Basicsp. 378
Choose a Home Pagep. 384
Manage Bookmarks, Favorites, and Historyp. 388
Fill in a Form and Buy Things Onlinep. 391
Browse Offline and Automaticallyp. 392
Java and Plug-insp. 393
Chapter 18 Download, Back Up, and Transfer Onlinep. 399
Transfer Files Over the Internetp. 400
Back Up Onlinep. 409
Work with Floppy Imagesp. 410
Find and Use Shareware and Freeware Programsp. 412
Chapter 19 Get on America Onlinep. 417
Sign Up and Dial Inp. 418
Get Your E-mailp. 428
Move Around the Servicep. 433
Chat and Read Message Boardsp. 434
Use AOL Link and Get on the Internetp. 439
Download Filesp. 441
Chapter 20 Create Your Own Web Pagesp. 445
The Web Page Revealedp. 446
Create Your Pagep. 447
Put It Onlinep. 453
Chapter 21 Customize the Internet and Go Fasterp. 455
Configure TCP/IP, Modem, and Remote Accessp. 456
Get High-Speed Internet Accessp. 464
Part IV Customize Your iMac
Chapter 22 Change iMac's Appearance and Attitudep. 467
Adjust Your iMac's Monitorp. 468
Sound and Alert Settingsp. 473
Time and Date Settingsp. 475
General Controlsp. 476
Memory Settingsp. 477
Save Energy by Automating Startup and Shutdownp. 479
Change the Appearancep. 480
Chapter 23 Print Your Documents, Manage Fonts, and Send Faxesp. 483
Choose a Printerp. 484
Set Up Your Printer and iMacp. 489
Print Stuff and Manage Print Jobsp. 491
Understand and Add Fonts to Your iMacp. 494
Fax with Your iMacp. 496
Chapter 24 Upgrade Your iMacp. 499
The Universal Serial Busp. 500
Add a Mouse, Keyboard, or Controllerp. 502
Add a Removable Drivep. 504
Scanners and Digital Camerasp. 509
Special USB Adaptersp. 511
Add Microphones and Speakersp. 512
Chapter 25 Network iMac and Transfer Filesp. 513
Network to One Computerp. 522
Connect More Than One Computerp. 524
Connect to Remote Networksp. 525
Chapter 26 Work with DOS and Windows Files and Programsp. 527
Mount and Use PC Disksp. 528
Load and Save PC Documentsp. 529
The File Exchange Settingsp. 533
Run DOS and Windows Programsp. 535
Chapter 27 Troubleshoot, Upgrade, and Maintain Your iMacp. 541
Find Tech Support Onlinep. 542
Troubleshoot Your iMacp. 544
Freezes and Hangsp. 553
Troubleshoot the System Folderp. 555
Reinstall, Restore, and Updatep. 559
Maintain Your iMacp. 564
Indexp. 573