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You're never too old to fall in love?with your Mac!

You took a while, but you are now the proud owner of your first Mac computer. Macs For Seniors For Dummies is just for you. This friendly, accessible guide walks you through choosing a Mac and learning how to use it. You'll find yourself falling head over heels for your Mac in no time.

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You're never too old to fall in love—with your Mac!

You took a while, but you are now the proud owner of your first Mac computer. Macs For Seniors For Dummies is just for you. This friendly, accessible guide walks you through choosing a Mac and learning how to use it. You'll find yourself falling head over heels for your Mac in no time.

Macs For Seniors For Dummies introduces you to all the basics that you need to know: turning the Mac on and getting connected; using the keyboard and mouse; working with files and folders; navigate around the Mac desktop and OS X Lion; setting up an Internet connection and e-mail; and much more.

  • Shows Mac newbies how to surf safely with Safari, video chat with FaceTime, and connect with friends and family online
  • Covers choosing the Mac that's right for you, setting it up, running programs and managing files, and hooking up a printer
  • Features ways to have some fun, too, with digital photos and videos, music, movies, games, apps, and more
  • Includes tips on troubleshooting and taking care of your Mac

Your Mac can do so much more than you ever imagined and Macs For Seniors For Dummies shows you how!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470437797
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/13/2009
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark L. Chambers is an author, tech editor, and unabashed Mac fan. He is the author of more than 30 computer books including MacBook For Dummies, iMac For Dummies, and Mac OS X Lion All-in-One For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Buying and Getting Started with Your Mac.

Chapter 1: Buying a Mac.

Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Mac.

Chapter 3: Getting Around the Mac Desktop.

Chapter 4: Customizing Leopard.

Chapter 5: Working with Files and Folders.

Chapter 6: Working with Printers, Scanners, and Faxes.

Chapter 7: Getting Help.

Part II: Having Fun and Getting Things Done with Software.

Chapter 8: Creating Documents with Pages.

Chapter 9: Working with Numbers and Finances.

Chapter 10: Get the Most from Movies and Digital Photos.

Chapter 11: Enjoying Music, Video, and Podcasts.

Chapter 12: Playing Games in Leopard.

Part III: Exploring the Internet.

Chapter 13: Understanding Internet Basics.

Chapter 14: Browsing the Web with Safari.

Chapter 15: Keeping in Touch by E-Mail.

Chapter 16: Connecting with People Online.

Part IV: Taking Care of Your Computer.

Chapter 17: Protecting Leopard.

Chapter 18: Maintaining Leopard.

Index.

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  • Posted June 15, 2012

    Worked for my old man!

    My Dad's computer (a windows machine) recently died, so as an early Father's Day gift, I splurged and bough him an iMac. I've been giving my Dad a hard time about upgrading to a Mac for a while now so I knew if I did this for him, I'd have to find him a companion to get him through the initial set-up and orientation. In his words, "I'm glad you got me the book, because the user's manual that came witht he iMac didn't help at all!"

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  • Posted September 21, 2011

    Check it out

    I just purchased a MacBook Pro with Lion. The "Macs For Seniors for Dummies" was the most recent dummy book out. It has helped me a lot but of course I will need the new dummy book that includes information on Lion when it comes out this fall!

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