Mac OS X / Edition 1

Mac OS X / Edition 1

by ATC Against The Clock, The Clock Against
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130973459

ISBN-13: 9780130973450

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Part of the Against The Clock Series! Already popular in corporate training environments!

  • All books in this series are built with the same pedagogical structure, designed to be used separately or in sets.
  • Project-based instruction lets users learn the basics of the software programs while they complete real-world projects.

Overview

Part of the Against The Clock Series! Already popular in corporate training environments!

  • All books in this series are built with the same pedagogical structure, designed to be used separately or in sets.
  • Project-based instruction lets users learn the basics of the software programs while they complete real-world projects.
  • All books are two-color & spiral bound for easy use and reference while working at the computer. All titles work for software across hardware platforms—both Mac and Windows.
With the release of OS-X (System 10) for the Macintosh workstation, Apple Computer has taken a dramatic leap forward to the world of preemptive multitasking, built-in support for a wide range of multimedia objects, and an underlying UNIX platform. Mac Os X offers the reader an in-depth look at the core kernel of the new OS - Aqua. With unparalleled support for Internet connections, digital video, audio, QuickTime, and other rich media technologies, Mac Os X is also capable of handling older software in Classic mode. Mac Os X provides insight into every aspect of this powerful new computing platform from Apple - and is sure to please even the most diehard Macintosh user.

Ellenn Behoriam is the President and founder of Against The Clock, which has its roots in on-site training in many of the nation's leading publishing, design, prepress and printing companies. Today, Ellenn and her staff, along with dozens of professional writers, educators, illustrators, and artists collaborate via a worldwide network to develop, illustrate, test, and publish courses for the Prentice Hall Against The Clocklibrary. The group is dedicated to delivering the most helpful and well thought out series available for the graphic arts industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130973450
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Series:
Against the Clock Series
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Getting Started1
Platform1
Naming Conventions1
The CD-ROM and Initial Setup Considerations1
System Requirements1
Prerequisites2
Introduction3
1.The Macintosh Operating System5
Graphics and the Mac OS6
OS X Components7
Aqua8
Darwin8
Preemptive Multitasking9
Protected Memory9
Quartz, OpenGL and QuickTime10
Virtual Memory10
The QuickTime Plaver11
Channels12
OS 9.1 in OS X13
Starting up Classic14
The Classic Menu15
Starting Classic Automatically15
Switching Between OS X and OS 9.117
Locating Classic Applications19
2.The Working Environment21
Powering Up22
The Desktop22
What is the Desktop?23
The Keyboard23
The Mouse25
Menu Bars29
The About Dialog Box31
Windows and Buttons32
Opening a Finder Window32
Finder Window Buttons33
Navigating in a Finder Window37
Arranging Icons Automatically40
Sliding Sheets42
Scroll Bars42
Anatomy of a Window43
Files and Folders43
What are Folders?43
Creating Folders43
Renaming Folders45
Nesting Folders45
Navigating Through Folders47
Aliases49
Using Aliases49
Guidelines for Using Aliases49
Duplicating an Alias52
Accessing the Original File52
Finder Preferences53
Mac Help54
Help Tags56
CPUs and Memory57
The CPU57
Memory58
Storage59
3.The Dock63
Understanding the Dock64
Opening a File From the Dock64
Adding Items to the Dock65
Removing Items From the Dock65
Customizing the Dock66
Changing the Magnification66
Animated Icons68
Resizing69
Hiding70
4.Applications73
Apple Applications74
Productivity Applications75
Address Book75
AppleScript75
Calculator76
Chess76
Clock76
Dock Extras77
Image Capture77
Stickies77
Internet Connect78
Internet Explorer78
Mail79
Preview79
Sherlock79
Channels80
Searching Drives and Volumes82
Working with Files within Sherlock85
Indexing Your Drives86
Searching the Internet87
Understanding Sherlock's Internet Channels87
Searching for Web Sites89
Finding People91
Shopping92
Looking for News Articles92
Searching Apple's Technical Archives93
The Reference Channel93
Customizing Sherlock94
Modifying My Channel94
Creating a New Channel95
TextEdit96
Fun and Games96
Chess96
Finding Games Online96
QuickTime Player97
Utilities97
Apple System Profiler98
ColorSync Utility99
CPU Monitor99
DigitalColor Meter99
Disk Copy99
Disk Utility100
Display Calibrator100
Grab101
Key Caps101
Keychain Access102
Print Center102
ProcessViewer102
Setup Assistant102
Stuffit Expander103
Terminal103
Force Quitting103
5.Text105
Text Formatting106
TextEdit106
Editing Text111
Editing Commands111
Cut, Copy and Paste113
Text Utilities115
Saving117
Fonts118
Font Styles119
Types of Fonts119
Managing Fonts on Your Macintosh119
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6.Users and Security123
Sharing Your Computer124
The Users Pane126
Administration126
The Home Folder128
iDisk130
Logging in to OS X and Security131
The Trash135
Pros and Cons of Trash135
Smart Computing138
Backing Up Your Data138
7.Mail and the Internet141
Getting Connected for Mail142
The Mail Menus143
Mail Preferences143
Setting Mail Preferences145
Sending and Receiving Mail146
Composing a Letter146
Receiving Mail146
Address Book149
LPDAP152
The Internet152
Controlling the Behavior of Your Browser160
Security163
8.Settings165
Customizing the OS166
Finder Preferences166
System Preferences169
The Settings Panes171
Displays174
9.Printing189
Output190
Types of Printers190
Printing from a Macintosh190
Print Center192
Page Setup196
Custom Settings199
Adding a New Printer201
Additional Output Options203
Solving Printing Problems205
10.iTools207
Using iTools208
Registering iTools208
iDisk209
iDisk Folders210
Sharing iDisk212
iDisk Usage Ideas212
Disconnecting from iTools213
iCards214
HomePage218
Using Homepage218
Sharing Files with HomePage221
iMovie222
Review #2223
Glossary224
Index227

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