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Mac OS X 10.2: Visual QuickStart Guide


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  • NEW - Coverage reflects Mac OS X 10.2's most significant enhancementsIncludes iChat, QuickTime 6, advanced handwriting recognition, and more.
    • Helps students take full advantage of Mac OS X 10.2's newest and most useful productivity and creativity features.

  • Proven QuickStart visual learning format—Combines an open, welcoming design, hundreds of screen captures, expert tips, and concise step-by-step instructions.
    • Relies on a format designed to make learning as easy as possible.

  • Comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals—Covers the Finder, Dock, Mac OS X filesystem, and all other core Mac OS X 10.2 tools and techniques.
    • Covers everything students need to quickly become productive and effective with Mac OS X 10.2.

  • Detailed coverage of Mac OS X Internet and digital media tools—Covers Internet Explorer, Sherlock, iTunes, iPhoto, iDVD, and more.
    • Gives students practical help with the Internet and digital media tools they find most valuable.

  • Introduction to AppleScript programming—Presents basic AppleScript techniques students can use to automate Mac OS X and application tasks.
    • Helps students accomplish more in less time.

  • Expert tutorial and handy quick reference—Designed not only to teach Mac OS X 10.2 exceptionally well, but also to serve as an outstanding task-based reference.
    • Will remain valuable to students long after they've mastered the fundamentals of Mac OS X 10.2.


  • Copyright 2003
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-321-15801-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-15801-7

Along with a major upgrade to Apple's core operating system comes a comprehensive upgrade to the best-selling Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide. Mac OS X 10.2 promises to offer exciting new features that will change how people use their Macs, such as iChat, improved Unix tools, Bluetooth-enabled contact management software, QuickTime 6, and advanced handwriting recognition. This newest revision to Maria Langer's best-selling book covers all of the new features and more in the familiar step-by-step, task-based approach that millions of readers have come to rely on when they need to quickly and easily master complex, new technologies. Whether you're a newbie or a Mac veteran, getting used to a new operating system can be a frustrating, and at times, frightening experience. Mac OS X 10.2: Visual QuickStart Guide takes the fear out of upgrading for all levels of users. Beginning Mac users can use this book to get up and running on their new system, while seasoned Mac veterans can quickly reference the new features in this new OS release.


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Table of Contents

Author Note.

Introduction to Mac OS X.

 1. Setting Up Mac OS X 10.2.

 2. Finder Basics.

 3. File Management.

 4. Advanced Finder Techniques.

 5. Application Basics.

 6. Using Mac OS Applications.

 7. Using TextEdit.

 8. Printing.

 9. Connecting to the Internet.

10. Using Sherlock.

11. Using Mac OS i-Applications.

12. AppleScript Basics.

13. Getting Help.

Appendix A. Menus & Keyboard Equivalents.

Appendix B. Getting Started with .Mac.



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