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How to do everything with your iMac
Stauffer, Todd.
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Third edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Osborne McGraw-Hill, [2001]

Physical Description:
xxvi, 580 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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This manual is designed for both new and experienced Mac users, providing not only the basic instructions, but in-depth information on all the tools iMac comes with.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xxiii
Introductionp. xxv
Part I Get Started
Chapter 1 Welcome to iMacp. 3
What Makes iMac Different and Coolp. 4
iMac: A Quick Tourp. 7
Before You Set Up iMacp. 12
Set Up iMacp. 13
Get Online with the Assistantsp. 14
iMac: On, Off, Sleep, Infop. 16
Chapter 2 Get Acquainted with iMacp. 19
What Is the Desktop?p. 20
Using the Mouse and Keyboardp. 24
Work with Icons and Windowsp. 27
Hard Disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and Peripheralsp. 32
Get Help from the Mac OSp. 35
Boot Between OS Versionsp. 38
Chapter 3 Manage Your Filesp. 41
Files 101 Open Up Foldersp. 42
Files 201 Create Folders, Copy Files, Rename Icons, and Create Aliasesp. 47
Files 301 Delete Iconsp. 51
Files 401 Change How Folders Are Displayed in the Finderp. 53
Files Grad School: Search for Filesp. 56
Chapter 4 Go Deep with Mac OS Xp. 63
Dig Into the Finder Windowp. 64
Understand the OS X Apple Menup. 66
Master the Dockp. 69
Chapter 5 Dig into Mac OS 9 and Classicp. 75
Understand Classic, Mac OS 9, and Mac OS Xp. 76
Use the Classic Apple and Application menusp. 79
Classic Finder Tricksp. 85
Get Help in Classic and Mac OS 9p. 88
Chapter 6 Get a Quick Start on the Internetp. 91
Connect to the Internetp. 92
Get, Read, and Reply to E-mailp. 94
Web Browser Basicsp. 103
Manage Bookmarks, Favorites, and Historyp. 107
Search the Internetp. 108
Part II Get Things Done
Chapter 7 Common Application Commandsp. 115
Launch, Open, and Create Documentsp. 116
Basic Application Commandsp. 122
Other Interface Elementsp. 126
Chapter 8 Type and Format Documents in AppleWorksp. 129
Get to Know AppleWorksp. 130
Write with Your iMacp. 131
Format Your Documentp. 137
Spell, Find, Change, and Countp. 149
Standardize with the Styles Palettep. 152
Use Templates for Automatic Documentsp. 153
Chapter 9 Work with Numbers and Build Chartsp. 157
The Spreadsheet Definedp. 158
Get the Spreadsheet Startedp. 160
Enter and Format Datap. 162
Add Formulas to the Spreadsheetp. 165
Chart Your Datap. 173
Chapter 10 File Information and Ideas with Databasesp. 177
What's a Database?p. 178
Create Your Databasep. 179
Enter and Find Recordsp. 185
Give It a New Layoutp. 187
Sort and Reportp. 190
Chapter 11 Paint and Drawp. 193
Start Your Paintingp. 194
Draw Objects and Textp. 201
Chapter 12 Use AppleWorks for Layoutp. 209
How Layouts Workp. 210
Layout Basics: Text Framesp. 213
Graphics, Floating Text, and Shapesp. 222
Build Layouts Quicklyp. 228
Mail Mergep. 231
Chapter 13 Create AppleWorks Presentationsp. 235
Create the Presentationp. 236
Chapter 14 Work with Movies, Music, and Imagesp. 247
Understand QuickTime Technologyp. 248
Use the QuickTime Player Applicationp. 249
Display Image Filesp. 254
Mix, Rip, and Burn Audiop. 256
Play a DVD Moviep. 261
Chapter 15 Edit Your Own Moviesp. 263
Digital Video Explainedp. 264
Get Video into Your iMacp. 265
Edit Your Videop. 268
Transitions, Sounds, and Titlesp. 270
View and Export Your Moviep. 276
Chapter 16 Play Gamesp. 279
Play Nanosaurp. 280
Play Bugdomp. 283
Play Cro-Mag Rallyp. 287
Check Your 3-D Specificationsp. 289
Add Game Controllersp. 291
Chapter 17 Tracking Your Schedule and Contactsp. 295
Get Started with Palm Desktopp. 296
Manage Appointments, Events, and Tasksp. 298
Manage Your Contactsp. 308
Create and Manage Notesp. 314
Synchronizing with a Palm Devicep. 318
Part III Get Online
Chapter 18 Get Serious About E-mailp. 325
Is Your Account Set Up?p. 326
Use Your E-mail Addressp. 330
Organize Your E-mailp. 333
Attachments, Signatures, and Rulesp. 336
Chapter 19 Cool Browser Tricksp. 341
Advanced Browsingp. 342
Choose a Home Pagep. 345
Fill in a Form and Buy Things Onlinep. 347
Internet Plug-Ins, Java, and Instant Messagingp. 350
Chapter 20 Master Files Onlinep. 355
Work with Your iDiskp. 356
Use File Transfer Protocolp. 361
Compress and Decompress Filesp. 364
Work with Disk Imagesp. 366
Find and Use Shareware and Freeware Programsp. 367
Chapter 21 Build Web Pagesp. 371
Build Your Own Web Pagep. 372
Publish Movies and Imagesp. 378
Share Files in Your Public Folderp. 379
Chapter 22 Get on America Onlinep. 381
Sign Up and Dial Inp. 382
Get Your E-mailp. 389
Move Around the Servicep. 394
Chat, Message Boards, and Instant Messagesp. 396
Get on the Internetp. 400
Chapter 23 Get Faster Internet Accessp. 403
Configure a Modem Connectionp. 404
Configure a Cable (or Direct Ethernet) Connectionp. 407
Configure a DSL (or PPP-over-Ethernet) Connectionp. 410
Change Locations (or Configurations) Quicklyp. 411
Part IV Customize Your iMac
Chapter 24 Change iMac's Appearance and Attitudep. 417
Make Adjustments in Mac OS 9 and Mac OS Xp. 418
Adjust Your iMac's Monitorp. 419
Alter Sound and Alert Settingsp. 423
Set Date and Timep. 425
Set General Controlsp. 426
Save Energy Automaticallyp. 428
Adjust Memory Settings in Mac OS 9p. 429
Change the Appearance in Mac OS 9p. 431
Create and Access a Keychainp. 433
Chapter 25 Print Your Documents and Send Faxesp. 439
Choose a Printerp. 440
Set Up Your Printer and iMacp. 443
Print Stuff and Manage Print Jobsp. 447
Understand and Add Fonts to Your iMacp. 453
Fax with Your iMacp. 455
Chapter 26 Upgrade Your iMacp. 459
Install Your Own Applicationsp. 460
Upgrade with USB and FireWirep. 462
Add a Mouse, Keyboard, or Controllerp. 465
Add an External Drivep. 466
Scanners and Digital Camerasp. 471
Add Older Mac Devices Using Adaptersp. 473
Add Microphones and Speakersp. 474
Install RAM or the AirPort Cardp. 475
Chapter 27 Create and Manage Multiple Usersp. 479
Set Up Multiple Users and Mac OS Xp. 480
Set Up Multiple Users in Mac OS 9p. 486
Chapter 28 Network Your iMacp. 495
Set Up the Cards, Cables, and Softwarep. 496
Connect to a Serverp. 502
Set Up Your Own Networkp. 505
Take the Networking Quizp. 510
Chapter 29 Troubleshoot, Upgrade, and Maintain Your iMacp. 515
Find Tech Support Onlinep. 516
Troubleshoot Hardware Problemsp. 517
Troubleshoot Software Problemsp. 520
Fix Freezes and Hangsp. 526
Troubleshoot Extensions and Driversp. 528
Reinstall, Restore, and Updatep. 533
Maintain Your iMacp. 537
Appendix A Upgrade to Mac OS Xp. 545
Determine Your Mac OS X Compatibilityp. 546
Install Mac OS Xp. 549
Indexp. 551