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  • Copyright 2003
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 936
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-2904-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-2904-0

From using the basic features of Mac OS X and its applications, working with multimedia, the Internet, and peripherals to administering mixed networks, this book provides readers with the information they need to become savvy on Mac OS X, version 10.2. Topic selection focuses on the practical rather than the theoretical. The information in the book is designed to be applicable in regular, daily use of the Mac to accomplish specific tasks with the theme of "learn by doing." This updated edition of Special Edition Using Mac OS X reflects the major update version 10.2 represents. Updated coverage includes new and revised interfaces, additional email security features, better Mac-to-Windows networking, Bluetooth-enabled mobile computing, new and revised applications (iPhoto, iDVD, iChat, iCal/iSync, QuickTime 6 in support of the new MPEG-4 format, Inkwell for handwriting recognition), plus so much more.

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Table of Contents


Welcome to Mac OS X. Introduction to Special Edition Using Mac OS X.


1. Mac OS X: Foundations.

Mac OS X: The Future Is Now. Mac OS X Benefits. Mac OS X Architecture and Terminology. Mac OS X Costs.

2. Getting Started with Mac OS X.

Welcome to Mac OS X. Starting Up Mac OS X. Logging In, Logging Out, Restarting, and Shutting Down Mac OS X. Configuring the Login Window. Setting Up Startup Processes. Troubleshooting.

3. Viewing and Navigating Mac OS X Finder Windows.

The Mac OS X Finder. Working with Finder Windows. Navigating Finder Windows. Customizing Finder Windows. Mac OS X to the Max: Finder Window Keyboard Shortcuts.

4. Working on the Mac OS X Desktop.

The Mac OS X Desktop. Working with Mac OS X Menus. Working with the System Preferences Utility. Understanding Mac OS X Directories. Working with Files and Folders. Getting Info on Items. Finding Files and Folders on Your Mac. Customizing the Mac OS X Desktop. Mac OS X to the Max: Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts.

5. Using and Customizing the Dock.

Understanding the Dock. Using Items on the Dock. Organizing the Dock. Customizing the Appearance and Behavior of the Dock. Working with Docklings. Mac OS X to the Max: Dock It.

6. Installing and Using Mac OS X Applications.

Understanding Applications You Can Run Under Mac OS X. Installing Mac OS X Applications. Launching Mac OS X Applications. Understanding and Using Standard Mac OS X Application Menus. Opening Documents in Mac OS X. Saving Documents in Mac OS X. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: Using Applications That Ship with Mac OS X.

7. Working with Mac OS 9, the Classic Environment, and Classic Applications.

Understanding Mac OS 9.2, the Classic Environment, and Classic Applications. Installing, Configuring, and Running the Classic Environment. Installing and Using Classic Applications. Running Mac OS 9.2. Troubleshooting.

8. Configuring, Customizing, and Exploring Mac OS X.

Setting Your Preferences. Using the Color Picker to Choose Colors. Controlling Open Applications. Using Disks and Discs. Controlling System Startup. Installing and Using Mac OS X Fonts. Logging In As Root. Exploring Mac OS X.

9. Unix: Working with the Command Line.

A Command Line with the Mac OS? Learning Unix by Example. Working with Basic Unix Applications. Mac OS X to the Max: Unix Resources.


10. Connecting Your Mac to the Internet.

Connecting to the Internet. Choosing Your Internet Connection Technology. Obtaining and Configuring an Account. Configuring Your Mac for Internet Access. Troubleshooting.

11. Using an AirPort Network to Connect to the Internet.

AirPort Wireless Networking. Setting Up an AirPort Base Station. Connecting to the AirPort Network with Mac OS X. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: Using AirPort to Share an Internet Connection with a Wired Network.

12. Using E-Mail.

Introducing the Address Book and Mail. Setting Up and Using an Address Book. Configuring Your Address Book. Configuring Mail. Sending, Receiving, and Replying to E-Mail. Customizing Your E-Mail. Sending and Receiving Files with E-Mail. Searching E-Mail. Troubleshooting. Max OS X to the Max: E-Mail Away.

13. Surfing the Web.

Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer for Mac OS X. Using Sherlock to Search the Web. Downloading and Preparing Files. Working with Plug-Ins and Helper Applications. The Basics of Web Security. Mac OS X to the Max: Going Further on the Web.

14. Putting Yourself on the Web.

Developing Your Presence on the Web. Using .Mac to Create and Serve Your Web Pages. Using Mac OS X to Serve Web Pages. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: Web Creation Software.


15. Creating and Editing Digital Images.

Capturing Images for the Digital Lifestyle. Understanding Image Resolution. Understanding Image Types. Understanding Color Space and Color Palettes. Capturing Images Using a Digital Camera. Capturing Digital Images Using a Scanner. Capturing Screen Images. Using iPhoto to Master Digital Images. Working with Other Digital Image Tools. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: Image File Formats.

16. Listening to and Working with Music.

Understanding Music on the Mac. Listening to Audio CDs with iTunes. Listening to MP3 Music with iTunes. Customizing Music Playback. Making Your Music Mobile. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: More Music.

17. Viewing, Editing, and Creating QuickTime Movies.

Understanding QuickTime and QuickTime Pro. Upgrading and Configuring QuickTime. Viewing QuickTime Movies. Creating and Editing a Movie with QuickTime Pro. Creating a QuickTime Slide Show. Customizing Your QuickTime Movies. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: Taking QuickTime Further.

18. Making Digital Movie Magic with iMovie.

Working with Digital Video. Choosing and Using a DV Camcorder. Building a Basic Video Track. Adding Transitions. Titling Your Movie. Adding Special Effects. Using Sound in Your Movies. Distributing Your Movie. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: iMovie Editing Shortcuts.

19. Watching and Creating DVD Movies.

Taking Advantage of DVD on the Mac. Watching DVD Movies on the Mac. Creating Your Own DVDs. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: And DVD for All.


20. Understanding Input and Output Technology.

Understanding Interface Technology. Working with External Interfaces. Using Internal Interfaces.

21. Working with Input Devices.

Choosing an Input Device. Finding, Installing, and Configuring a Keyboard. Finding, Installing, and Configuring a Mouse. Finding, Installing, and Using a Trackball. Finding, Installing, and Using an Ink Device. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: Other Input Devices.

22. Finding, Installing, and Using Output Devices.

Working with Output Devices. Finding, Installing, and Using a Monitor. Finding, Installing, and Using Speakers. Finding, Installing, and Using Printers. Working with PDFs. Synchronizing Color Among Devices. Troubleshooting.

23. Understanding and Using Data Storage Devices.

Understanding Data Storage Options. Choosing, Installing, and Using a Hard Drive. Finding, Installing, and Using a CD Writer. Burning DVDs with Apples SuperDrive. Using a Tape Drive. Working with Other Removable Media Drives. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: Other Data Storage Applications.

24. Installing and Configuring Connecting Devices.

Using Hubs to Connect Your Mac to Networks or Peripheral Devices. Finding and Installing an Ethernet Hub. Finding, Installing, and Using a USB Hub. Finding, Installing, and Using a FireWire Hub. Choosing a Modem.


25. Building and Using a Network.

Local Area Networking with Mac OS X. Designing a Network. Building a Network. Configuring the Services on a Network. Monitoring and Administering a Network. Troubleshooting. Mac OS X to the Max: Networking Mac OS X with Windows Computers.

26. Sharing an Internet Connection.

Enabling Multiple Macs to Use a Single Internet Account. Using AirPort to Share an Internet Account. Using a Mac Running OS X to Share an Internet Account. Using Multiple IP Addresses to Share an Internet Account. Using a Hardware DHCP Server to Share an Internet Account. Troubleshooting.


27. Maintaining and Protecting Your Mac.

Keeping Your Mac Safe and in Good Working Condition. Maintaining Your Mac. Securing Your Mac. Defending Your Mac from Net Attacks.

28. Solving Mac Problems.

Handling Mac Problems. Understanding the Causes of Problems. Preventing Problems. Assessing Your Mac. Solving Problems.


Appendix A. Installing and Maintaining Mac OS X.

Moving to and Maintaining Mac OS X. Moving to Version 10.2 from Mac OS 9.x.x or Earlier. Moving to Version 10.2 from Previous Versions of Mac OS X. Maintaining Mac OS X. Troubleshooting.

Appendix B. Computing on the Move with PowerBooks and iBooks.

Using Mac OS X on a Mobile Computer.



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