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OS X Mountain Lion is the latest version of the Mac desktop operating system, offering great new features for millions of users. If you're switching to a Mac, upgrading from an earlier OS, or just getting started with computers, Mac OS X Mountain Lion Simplified provides all information you need in the simplest way possible. Tasks are presented in spreads with step-by-step instructions and full color ...

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The easy way for visual learners to get up to speed on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

OS X Mountain Lion is the latest version of the Mac desktop operating system, offering great new features for millions of users. If you're switching to a Mac, upgrading from an earlier OS, or just getting started with computers, Mac OS X Mountain Lion Simplified provides all information you need in the simplest way possible. Tasks are presented in spreads with step-by-step instructions and full color illustrations, showing you exactly how things work, without the long-winded explanations.

Discover exciting new OS X Mountain Lion features, such as Game Center, Messages, and Notifications—and also get up to speed on the basics, such as how to work with files, customize your computer, use fun photo and movies apps, and much more.

  • Covers the newest version of the Mac operating system, Mac OS X Mountain Lion
  • Offers learners a visual way to get up to speed on Mac OS X Mountain Lion, using step-by-stepinstructions illustrated with full-color screen shots that show exactly what each step looks like
  • Explains OS X and Mac computer basics, as well as exciting new OS X Mountain Lion features, such as Game Center, Messages, and Notifications

If you learn best when you can see exactly how something is done, Mac OS X Mountain Lion Simplified is the perfect guide for you.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118401415
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Series: Simplified Series, #36
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Reviewing What You Can Do with OS X

Create Documents 4

Play and Record Music 6

View and Organize Your Photos 8

Play and Make a Movie or Slide Show 10

Take Advantage of the Web 12

Communicate with Others 14

Organize Your Contacts and Appointments 16

Chapter 2. Learning Basic OS X Program Tasks

Explore the OS X Screen 20

Tour the Dock 21

Start an Application 22

Start an Application Using Launchpad24

Switch Between Applications 26

View Running Applications with Mission Control 27

Tour an Application Window 28

Run an Application Full Screen 29

Select a Command from a Pull-Down Menu 30

Select a Command Using a Toolbar 31

Select Options with Dialog Controls 32

Chapter 3. Learning Basic OS X Document Tasks

Save a Document 36

Open a Document37

Print a Document 38

Edit Document Text 40

Copy a File 44

Move a File 45

Rename a File 46

Delete a File 47

Chapter 4. Browsing the World Wide Web

Open and Close Safari 50

Select a Link 52

Enter a Web Page Address 53

Open a Web Page in a Tab 54

Navigate Web Pages 56

Navigate with the History List 58

Change Your Home Page 60

Bookmark Web Pages 62

Search for Sites 64

Download a File 66

Chapter 5. Communicating via E-mail

Open and Close Mail 70

Add an E-mail Account 72

Send an E-mail Message 74

Add a File Attachment 76

Add a Signature 78

Receive and Read E-mail Messages 80

Reply to a Message 82

Forward a Message 84

Open and Save an Attachment 86

Create a Mailbox for Saving Messages 88

Chapter 6. Talking via Messages and FaceTime

Configure Messages 92

Send a Message 94

Send a File in a Message 96

Open and Close FaceTime 98

Sign In to FaceTime 100

Connect Through FaceTime 102

Chapter 7. Tracking Your Contacts and Events

Open and Close Contacts 106

Add a New Contact 108

Edit a Contact 110

Create a Contact Group 112

Open and Close Calendar 114

Navigate the Calendar 116

Create an Event 118

Create a Repeating Event 120

Chapter 8. Playing and Organizing Music

Open and Close iTunes 124

Understanding the iTunes Library 126

Navigate the iTunes Window 127

Play a Song 128

Play a Music CD 130

Import Tracks from a Music CD 134

Create a Playlist 136

Burn Music Files to a CD 138

Purchase Music from the iTunes Store 140

Chapter 9. Learning Useful OS X Tasks

Connect an iPod, iPhone, or iPad 144

Synchronize an iPod, iPhone, or iPad 146

Install a Program Using the App Store 150

Write a Note 152

Pin a Note to the Desktop 154

Create a Reminder 156

Create a New Reminder List 158

Sign In to Your Twitter Account 160

Send a Tweet 162

Share Information with Other People 164

Work with the Notification Center 166

Connect to a Wireless Network 168

Chater 10. Viewing and Editing Photos

View a Preview of a Photo 172

View a Slide Show of Your Photos 174

Open and Close iPhoto 176

Import Photos from a Digital Camera 178

View Your Photos 180

Create an Album 182

Crop a Photo 184

Rotate a Photo 186

Straighten a Photo 188

Remove Red Eye from a Photo 190

Add Names to Faces in Your Photos 192

Map Your Photos194

E-mail a Photo 196

Take Your Picture 198

Chapter 11. Playing and Creating Digital Video

Play a DVD Using DVD Player 202

Play Digital Video with QuickTime Player 204

Create a New Movie Project 206

Import a Video File 208

Add Video Clips to Your Project 210

Trim a Clip 212

Add a Transition between Clips 214

Add a Photo 216

Add a Music Track 218

Record a Voiceover220

Add Titles and Credits 222

Play the Movie 224

Publish Your Movie to YouTube 226

Chapter 12. Customizing OS X to Suit Your Style

Display System Preferences 230

Change the Desktop Background 232

Activate the Screen Saver 234

Set Your Mac’s Sleep Options236

Change the Display Resolution 238

Create an App Folder in Launchpad 240

Add a User Account 242

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