9780764534539

Teach Yourself iMacTMVISUALLYTM

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  • ISBN13:

    9780764534539

  • ISBN10:

    076453453X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-01-01
  • Publisher: Visual
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Summary

Using annotated screenshots, Teach Yourself the iMac VISUALLY is the most complete full-color book on the iMac. Jam-packed with information, this book goes beyond the basics. Readers will find useful information from setting up to troubleshooting and optimization topics that every iMac owner will appreciate over the life of the computer.

Author Biography

<N>Mark L. Chambers</B> is a hardware technician, programmer, computer consultant, and well-known computer book author. He is the author of <I>Building a PC For Dummies, Recordable CD Bible</I>, and the <I>Official Netscape Guide to Web Animation</I>.<BR>Mark L. Chambers has been an author, computer consultant, BBS sysop, programmer, and hardwaretechnician for more than 15 years. His first love affair with a computer peripheral blossomedin 1984, when he bought his high-tech 300 bps modem -- now he spends entirely too much time onthe Internet. His favorite pastimes include watching LSU football, collecting gargoyles, playing his three pinball machines, fixing and upgrading computers, playing the latest computergames, and rendering 3D flights of fancy -- and during all that, he listens to just about everytype of music imaginable.<BR>With degrees in journalism and creative writing from Louisiana State University, Mark took thelogical career choice and started programming computers.... However, after five years as aCOBOL programmer for a hospital system, he decided that there must be a better way to earn aliving, and he became the documentation manager for a well-known communications softwaredeveloper. Somewhere in between organizing and writing software manuals, Mark began writingcomputer books; his first book, Running a Perfect BBS, was published in 1994. He now writesseveral books a year and edits whatever his publishers throw at him.<BR>Mark is also the author of <I>Hewlett-Packard Official Printer Handbook, Hewlett-Packard OfficialRecordable CD Handbook, Recordable CD Bible, Teach Yourself the iMac Visually</I> (all for IDGBooks Worldwide, Inc.), <I>Official Netscape Navigator Guide to Web Animation, Windows 98Optimizing and Troubleshooting Little Black Book</I>, and <I>Running a Perfect BBS</I>.

Table of Contents

Meet Your IMAC
Unpack Your IMAC
4(2)
Choose a Home for Your iMac
6(2)
¡Mac Hardware
8(2)
¡Mac Ports and Connectors
10(2)
Connect the Keyboard, Mouse, and Modem
12(1)
Adjusting Angle
13(1)
¡Mac Controls
14(4)
IMAC and MAC OS Basics
Start Your iMac
18(2)
Understand Icons
20(1)
The Mac OS Desktop
21(1)
Work with Icons
22(2)
Select Multiple Items with Your Mouse
24(2)
Select Menu Items
26(2)
Using the Button Bar
28(2)
Using Keyboard Shortcuts
30(2)
View Files
32(2)
Open Folders
34(2)
Copy and Move Files
36(2)
Move, Resize, and Scroll Windows
38(2)
Close, Collapse, and Hide Windows
40(2)
Using the Apple Menu
42(2)
Add and Remove Apple Menu Items
44(2)
Using the Control Strip
46(2)
Using Sleep Mode
48(2)
Shut Down and Restart Your iMac
50(4)
Running and Switching Programs
Run Desktop Programs and Aliases
54(2)
Run a Program from Your Hard Drive
56(2)
Run a Program a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
58(2)
Switch Programs with the Application Menu
60(2)
Create a New Alias
62(2)
Create a Floating Application Switcher
64(2)
Hide and Resize Windows
66(2)
Display Alias and Program Information
68(2)
Use and Customize the Launcher
70(2)
Quit Programs
72(2)
Close Windows
74(2)
Work with Recent Programs and Documents
76(4)
Working with Files
Rename Items
80(2)
Lock Files
82(2)
Using Labels and Colors
84(2)
Edit Labels
86(2)
View List Files by Label
88(2)
Replace a File's Icon
90(4)
Load a CD-ROM or DVD
94(2)
Play a Music CD
96(2)
Load PC Files
98(2)
Empty and Restore Files from the Trash
100(4)
Customizing Your Desktop
Set Standard View Options
104(2)
Set Custom View Options
106(2)
Select Colors
108(2)
Select Fonts
110(1)
Select a Sound Track
111(1)
Change Your Desktop
112(4)
Choose a Theme
116(2)
Create a Theme
118(2)
Clean Up and Sort Desktop Icons
120(2)
Manually Arrange Desktop Icons
122(4)
Using a Printer
Set Up a USB Printer
126(4)
Using the Chooser
130(2)
Using the Desktop Printer Utility
132(4)
Print within an Application
136(2)
Print Using Drag and Drop
138(2)
Print Using Menus
140(2)
Print the Finder Window
142(2)
Print the Desktop
144(4)
Playing Audio, Video, and Speech
Select an Alert Sound
148(2)
Set Audtio and Alert Volume
150(2)
Set Speaker Balance
152(2)
Using 3-D Surround Sound
154(2)
Watch a QuickTime Movie
156(2)
Select a Voice
158(2)
Using Talking Alerts
160(2)
Using Speakable Items
162(2)
Capture Video Clips with iMovie
164(2)
Edit Video Clips with iMovie
166(2)
Add Transitions
168(4)
Connecting to the Internet
A Visual Introduction to the Internet
172(2)
Connect to an Existing ISP
174(8)
Select and Connect with a New ISP
182(6)
Browsing the Web
Launch and Quit Internet Explorer
188(1)
The Internet Explorer Interface
189(1)
Enter a Web Address Manually
190(2)
Enter a Web Address Using Cut and Paste
192(4)
Enter Partial Web Addresses
196(2)
Move Forward and Backward
198(2)
Refresh and Stop a Web Page
200(2)
Set a Home Page
202(2)
Jump to a New Web Page
204(2)
Using the Favorites Bar
206(2)
Using the History Feature
208(2)
Copy Material from the Web
210(2)
Print a Web Page
212(4)
Working With E-Mail
Launch and Quit Outlook Express
216(1)
The Outlook Express Interface
217(1)
Configure E-Mail Settings
218(4)
Check for New Messages
222(2)
Read and Print Messages
224(2)
Open Attachments
226(2)
Create a New Message
228(2)
Reply to a Message
230(2)
Attach a File to a Message
232(2)
Send Carbon Copies
234(2)
Forward Messages
236(4)
Using Sherlock 2
Search the Web with Sherlock 2
240(2)
Select a Channel
242(2)
Create a Sherlock 2 Internet Channel
244(2)
Find Files on Your Hard Drive
246(2)
Create a Volume Index
248(4)
Find Content
252(2)
Create a Custom Search
254(4)
Upgrading Your IMAC
Add External Speakers
258(2)
Add USB Peripherals
260(2)
Add RAM
262(2)
Upgrade Your Hard Drive
264(2)
Upgrade the Mac OS
266(2)
Upgrade the iMac Firmware
268(4)
Optimizing Your IMAC
Create a RAM Disk
272(2)
Using Virtual Memory
274(2)
Expand the Disk Cache
276(2)
Allocate Extra Memory to a Program
278(2)
Run an AppleScript Task
280(2)
Set Up a Multiuser System
282(4)
Using Voiceprint Security
286(4)
Assign Hot Function Keys
290(4)
Troubleshooting Problems
Configure Automatic Software Update
294(4)
Add and Remove System Applications
298(4)
Special Startup Key Combinations
302(2)
Using the Extensions Manager
304(2)
Using the System Profiler
306

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