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How to do everything with your iMac
Stauffer, Todd.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : Osborne/McGraw-Hill, [2000]

Physical Description:
xxii, 634 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Includes index.
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QA76.8.I52 S73 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This comprehensive book offers a friendly, solutions-oriented approach to working with the iMac. The easy-to-read, enjoyable text provides solid working examples of learning the basics of the Mac OS plus real-world uses for the software bundled with the iMac.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introductionp. xxi
Part 1 Get Started
Chapter 1 Welcome to iMacp. 3
What Makes iMac Different and Coolp. 6
iMac: A Quick Tourp. 9
Before You Set Up iMacp. 15
Set Up iMacp. 17
Get Online with the Assistantsp. 18
iMac: On, Off, Sleep, Infop. 21
Chapter 2 Get Acquainted with iMacp. 27
What Is the Desktop?p. 29
Using the Mouse and Keyboardp. 31
Work with Icons and Windowsp. 36
Hard Disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and Peripheralsp. 40
Change Settings with the Control Stripp. 45
Get a Quick Start on the Internetp. 47
Chapter 3 Manage Your Files with the Finderp. 53
Finder 101: Windowsp. 55
Finder 201: Create Folders, Copy Files, and Build Aliasesp. 61
Finder 301: Delete Iconsp. 64
Finder 401: Get Information on Filesp. 66
Finder Grad School: Get Organizedp. 66
Chapter 4 Pull Down the Apple Menup. 75
What Is the Apple Menu?p. 77
Items on the Apple Menup. 78
Use the Recent Menusp. 83
Create and Use Favoritesp. 84
Put Your Own Aliases on the Menup. 86
Chapter 5 Work with Applications and the Applications Menup. 89
What Are Applications?p. 91
Basic Application Commandsp. 97
Other Interface Elementsp. 102
Multitasking: Use More Than One Applicationp. 104
Chapter 6 Search for Thingsp. 107
You Can Find Anything with iMacp. 109
Search for Filesp. 111
Find by Contentp. 118
Search the Internetp. 120
Chapter 7 Get Some Helpp. 125
The Help Systemsp. 127
Apple Helpp. 128
Apple Guidep. 130
Balloon Helpp. 132
Other Types of Helpp. 133
Part II Get Your Work Done
Chapter 8 Create Printed Documentsp. 141
Write with Your iMacp. 143
Format Your Documentp. 149
Spell, Find, Change, and Countp. 162
Standardize with the Stylesheet Windowp. 165
Use Stationery for Automatic Documentsp. 166
Chapter 9 Work with Numbers, Build Chartsp. 169
The Spreadsheet Definedp. 171
Get the Spreadsheet Startedp. 173
Enter and Format Datap. 175
Add Formulas to the Spreadsheetp. 180
Chart Your Datap. 188
Chapter 10 File Information and Ideas with Databasesp. 193
What's a Database?p. 195
Create Your Databasep. 197
Enter and Find Recordsp. 202
Give It a New Layoutp. 205
Sort and Reportp. 206
Chapter 11 Paint, Draw, and Create Presentationsp. 211
Painting vs. Drawingp. 213
Start Your Paintingp. 213
Draw Objects and Textp. 221
Creating a Slide Showp. 229
Chapter 12 Use AppleWorks for Layoutp. 233
How Layouts Workp. 235
Layout Basics: Text Framesp. 238
Graphics, Floating Text, and Shapesp. 247
Build Layouts Quicklyp. 252
Mail Mergep. 256
Chapter 13 Manage Your Finances with Quickenp. 259
What Is Quicken?p. 261
Create Accounts and Enter Datap. 263
Budget Your Moneyp. 271
Manage Loans and Investmentsp. 274
Generate Reportsp. 280
Chapter 14 Work with Movies, Sounds, and Imagesp. 285
QuickTime Moviesp. 287
The QuickTime Player Applicationp. 289
PictureViewer and Imagesp. 295
QuickTime Player Prop. 297
Play Audio CDsp. 302
Play a DVD Movicp. 305
Chapter 15 Edit Your Own Moviesp. 307
Digital Video Explainedp. 309
Get Video into Your iMacp. 310
Edit Your Videop. 313
Transitions, Sounds, and Titlesp. 315
View and Export Your Moviep. 320
Chapter 16 Play Games with iMacp. 323
Play Nanosaurp. 325
Play Bugdomp. 329
Check Your 3-D Specificationsp. 333
Add Game Controllersp. 334
The World Book Encyclopediap. 336
Chapter 17 Tracking Your Schedule and Contactsp. 343
Get Started with Palm Desktopp. 345
Manage Appointments, Events, and Tasksp. 347
Manage Your Contactsp. 357
Create and Manage Notesp. 363
Synchronizing with a Palm Devicep. 366
Part III Get Online
Chapter 18 Manage Your E-mailp. 373
Is Your Account Set Up?p. 375
Get, Read, and Reply to E-mailp. 379
Organize Your E-mailp. 391
Chapter 19 Surf with Internet Explorer and Netscapep. 399
Web Browser Basicsp. 401
Choose a Home Pagep. 407
Manage Bookmarks, Favorites, and Historyp. 409
Fill in a Form and Buy Things Onlinep. 412
Browse Offline and Automaticallyp. 414
Java and Plug-insp. 414
Chapter 20 Download, Back Up, and Transfer Onlinep. 419
Transfer Files over the Internetp. 421
Back Up Onlinep. 429
Work with Floppy Imagesp. 430
Find and Use Shareware and Freeware Programsp. 432
Chapter 21 Get on America Onlinep. 435
Sign Up and Dial Inp. 437
Get Your E-mailp. 444
Move Around the Servicep. 449
Chat and Read Message Boardsp. 450
Use Aol Link and Get on the Internetp. 455
Chapter 22 Create Your Own Web Pagesp. 459
The Web Page Revealedp. 461
Create Your Pagep. 462
Chapter 23 Customize the Internet and Go Fasterp. 469
Configure TCP/IP, Modem, and Remote Accessp. 471
Get High-Speed Internet Accessp. 478
Part IV Customize Your iMac
Chapter 24 Change iMac's Appearance and Attitudep. 483
Adjust Your iMac's Monitorp. 485
Sound and Alert Settingsp. 490
Time and Date Settingsp. 493
General Controlsp. 494
Memory Settingsp. 495
Save Energy by Automating Startup and Shutdownp. 497
Change the Appearancep. 498
Keychain Accessp. 499
Speech Technologiesp. 503
Chapter 25 Set Up Your iMac for Multiple Usersp. 507
How Multiple Users Worksp. 509
Turn On and Create Usersp. 510
Global Multiple User Optionsp. 515
Login and Passwordsp. 518
Chapter 26 Print Your Documents, Manage Fonts, and Send Faxesp. 523
Choose a Printerp. 525
Set Up Your Printer and iMacp. 528
Print Stuff and Manage Print Jobsp. 530
Understand and Add Fonts to Your iMacp. 533
Fax with Your iMacp. 535
Chapter 27 Upgrade Your iMacp. 539
Upgrade with USB and Firewirep. 541
Add a Mouse, Keyboard, or Controllerp. 544
Add an External Drivep. 545
Scanners and Digital Camerasp. 550
Special USB and Firewire Adaptersp. 552
Add Microphones and Speakersp. 554
Install RAM or the AirPort Cardp. 554
Chapter 28 Network iMac and Transfer Filesp. 559
Get Connected to a Networkp. 561
Set Up Your Own Networkp. 569
Network Two Macs Togetherp. 574
Chapter 29 Work with DOS and Windows Files and Programsp. 577
Mount and Use PC Disksp. 579
Load and Save PC Documentsp. 580
The File Exchange Settingsp. 584
Run DOS and Windows Programsp. 587
Chapter 30 Troubleshoot, Update, and Maintain Your iMacp. 589
Find Tech Support Onlinep. 591
Troubleshoot Your iMacp. 592
Freezes and Hangsp. 601
Troubleshoot the System Folderp. 603
Reinstall, Restore, and Updatep. 606
Maintain Your iMacp. 611
Appendix A Upgrade the Mac OSp. 619
Update to Mac OS 8.6p. 621
Upgrade to Mac OS 9p. 622
Indexp. 624