The Complete Idiot's Guide to iBook

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to iBook is a comprehensive guide to everything there is to know about the highly anticipated and marketed laptop computer from Apple. You will learn about emailing, using Airport wireless networking, searching the Internet with Sherlock, using iBook Accessories, personalizing your iBook, and connecting to Online Services.

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Overview

The Complete Idiot's Guide to iBook is a comprehensive guide to everything there is to know about the highly anticipated and marketed laptop computer from Apple. You will learn about emailing, using Airport wireless networking, searching the Internet with Sherlock, using iBook Accessories, personalizing your iBook, and connecting to Online Services.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789722843
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2000
  • Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 7.41 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Brad Miser has written extensively on Macintosh® computers and related topics, including The Complete Idiot's Guide® to iBook and The Complete Idiot's Guide® to iMac™. His recent Using Mac OS® 8.5 was widely praised by readers for being more complete and comprehensive than any other Mac OS book. He has more than 10 years of Macintosh experience and has helped many people learn more about the Macintosh computer. Brad has also been a development, technical, and copy editor for more than 35 books.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Start Using Your iBook Now! 3
1 On Starting, Stopping, and Things In-between 5
Living in the Fast Lane with the iBook 5
Doing Things the iBook Way 12
Set Up Your iBook with the Mac OS Setup Assistant 14
Shutting It Down 17
2 The Desktop That You Can Carry with You 15
Working Your Desktop 15
Getting a Little Help From Your iFriend 24
Tweak the Trackpad 26
iBooking on the Move 27
3 Looking at the iBook Through Gray-Colored Windows 27
What Kind of Windows Have i? 27
My, My, How Good Your Documents Look Through These Windows! 30
Let's Dialog 36
Consider This a Warning 37
My, My, Aren't These Windows Special 38
4 Folders Aren't Manila Anymore 37
Folder Basics 101 37
Folder Windows Are Just Like Document Windows--Only More So 41
A Folder in Any Other View Looks Different 43
The Icons Make the iBook 45
Listing Files for All the World to See 47
How Do You Want to View Your Folders Today? 51
Windows Are Popping Up All Over 51
How Springy Are Your Folders? 51
Using Folder Window Features 51
5 Ordering from the Menus 53
Know Thy Menus 53
It's Easy to Order, So Order Now! 54
Putting Menus in Context 55
The Special Menu Really Is Special 57
The Application Menu--Confusing But Cool 60
6 Stop All This Playing Around and Create Your First Document 63
Using AppleWorks--Not Exactly Like Using a Swiss Army Knife, but Pretty Close 63
Creating a Flyer to Announce Your Ride 70
Creating a Database for the Ride 79
Creating Mailing Labels for the Flyers 81
7 The Paperless World--Bah! 79
Pick a Printer, Any Printer 79
Connecting a Printer Is Easy 85
...and So Is Installing the Printer Software 86
Printing is a No-Brainer 89
Part 2 The "i" in iBook Is for Internet (or Should It Be Called the iInternet?) 89
8 So Why Is There an "i" in iBook? 91
So, What Is So Special About the Internet? 92
How Does the Internet Work? 98
You Can Speak in Net'ese Too! 101
That Was All Very Interesting, But What Do I Need to Do to Get Going? 101
9 Setting Up Your Own iAccount 103
If You Don't Have an Internet Account, Start Here 105
If You Have an Existing Internet Account, Start Here 111
Finish the Job 116
Now Practice Connecting and Disconnecting 120
If You Have Trouble Connecting, Read This--If Not, Skip It 121
10 Making Your Connection at the AirPort 119
Learning to Fly 119
Prepping the Runway 120
Taking Off 124
Cruising Through the AirPort 127
Leaving the AirPort 130
11 Goodbye Post Office--We Won't Miss You! 129
Touring Microsoft's Outlook Express 129
You've Got to Write 'Em to Get 'Em! 137
Read 'Em if You Got 'Em 141
Making Your Own Electronic Black Book 147
Organizing Your Email 150
Using Email to Receive and Send Files 151
12 Your iBook Makes an Excellent Surfboard 149
Walking the World Wide Web 150
Making Yourself a Home on the Web 157
Playing Favorites 158
Revisiting History 163
Finding a Needle in the Cyberhaystack 164
Holding Your Pages 167
Finding Files in All the Right Places 168
Exploring the Best Mac Sites 170
13 Sleuthing Around the World with Sherlock 167
Searching the Net--the Sherlock Way 168
Answering the All-Too-Common Question, "Where Is That File?" 178
Part 3 iBook Equals iFun 177
14 Giving Your iBook an iMakeover 179
You May Not Be a Plastic Surgeon, But You Can Change Your iBook's Appearance 179
Fonts, Fonts, Everywhere Fonts 181
You Don't Have to Be an Interior Designer to Decorate Your iBook 183
Themes, Themes, Themes, La Da Da Da, Themes, Themes, Themes... 191
Gonna Have a Resolution, You Know... 192
15 Making Your iBook Laugh, Cry, Talk, and Howl 191
Turn Down That Sound (or Turn It Up)! 191
Your iBook Is Like a Baby--It Makes Noise to Get Your Attention 194
Finding Cool Sounds on the Internet and Adding Them to Your iBook 199
Before You Leave the Sound Control Panel... 201
Your iBook Can Talk to You 201
At First They Are Neat, Then They Are Annoying (Desktop Sounds) 203
16 Be Your Own Disc Jockey 201
Listening While Your Work, Play, or Surf 201
Controlling the Tunes 202
Listening To What You Want When You Want 203
17 Watch Some Movies and Then Make Your Own! 209
Watching QuickTime Movies Is Not Like Going to the Theater (But It Is Cool Anyway) 209
Making Your Own QuickTime Movies for Fun but Probably Not for Profit 221
18 Games iBooks Play 225
Games You Can Play 225
Playing By Yourself 229
Playing with Others on a Local Network 229
Playing with the World 234
Part 4 Become an iBook Wizard 233
19 There Are No Red Delicious on This Apple Menu 235
Picking Apples from the Apple Menu 235
You Don't Need a Ladder to Pick These Gems 237
Making the Apple Menu Your Own 246
20 Get a Grip with the Control Strip 245
Touring the Strip 245
Controlling the Strip 249
21 Not-So-Stupid Finder Tricks 251
Telling Time (and Date) 251
Talking Trash 254
Doing a Lot with a Single Key Press 256
Keeping Your iBook Up-to-Date 258
Remembering Passwords--Who Needs It! 259
Synchronizing Your Files 265
Using Your iBook in Many Locations 267
22 Don't Be Stingy--Share Your iBook and Its Files 265
Letting Others Use Your iBook--the Worry-Free Way 265
Sharing and Sharing Alike 274
Sharing Your Good Stuff 280
23 Beating the System 279
Beat the System by Understanding the System Folder 279
Beat the System by Managing Your RAM 291
Beat the System by Adding Cool Stuff to Your iBook 297
A When a Good iBook Goes Bad 295
What Could Happen--It's an iBook After All? 295
How Do I Fix This @#$(@#$ Computer? 298
Where Can I Get Some Help? 305
Glossary 307
Index xxx
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