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Overview

Macintosh continues to be the platform of choice not only for graphics professionals, but also home users who appreciate its unique place in the computer universe. Updates to Apple's operating system and the much-anticipated unveiling of the sleek new iMac are sure to stir up excitement and win Macintosh converts. Extensively revised from the last, best-selling version, The Macintosh Bible, 7th Edition is a comprehensive reference for Mac users from novice to expert. It's packed with information on computing basics, Mac applications, software updates, including coverage of Mac OS 8.5, the Internet, and more, all presented in the clear, friendly style that has earned the Macintosh Bible millions of fans. The companion Web site provides tips, news, and updates on Mac developments. Proven best-seller with over 1 million copies in print. Mac facts, tips, and solutions, from basic to advanced:
  • Completely updated edition of the most popular Mac book ever
  • Written by a respected Mac authority
  • Tips and updates on the companion Web site.

The best selling Mac book in the world, with more than 1000 pages of tips, tricks and shortcuts for getting the most out of a Macintosh computer.

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New edition of a guide to all aspects of Mac computing, including hardware, the operating system, other system elements, productivity and creativity software, special concerns (PowerBooks, troubleshooting), and connectivity (networks, the Internet). Includes trivia, tips and shortcuts, as well as a password-protected companion Web site with the latest news on online resources and new software and products. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201874839
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 10/9/1998
  • Series: Bible Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1024
  • Product dimensions: 7.84 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 2.70 (d)

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If you're new to The Macintosh Bible, welcome. And if you're not, welcome back, to this Seventh Edition. I've come back, too, after having written the Third Edition, way back when, and then gone off to do other things. After having been asked to contribute some chapters to the last edition, I realized that what I really wanted was to do the whole darn thing again, start to finish. It took a lot of lobbying, but the powers-that-be at Peachpit Press finally agreed-with some trepidation, of course, seeing as how the last two editions had umpteen editors and a cast of thousands as contributors.

If you're one of the tens of thousands of readers who have bought many editions through the years, you'll notice a big change in this edition-and it might be a familiar one. What I've done with this version is bring it back more to what the earlier editions were: heavy on the tips, tricks, and shortcuts-especially for desktop and other interface elements-and much less in the way of software reviews and general, not-so-Mac-specific background information.

This book is for any and every Mac enthusiast. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced user, you'll find many things throughout the book that you didn't know before-or perhaps knew, but not quite as thoroughly as you thought!

If you'd like to be a part of the next edition, or offer feedback on this one, drop by thetipster.com!

Sharon Zardetto Aker July, 1998

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
About This Book
Pt. 1 For Beginners Only
Ch. 1 Welcome to Macintosh 3
Pt. 2 Hardware
Ch. 2 Basic Hardware 25
Ch. 3 Peripherals 75
Ch. 4 Storage 99
Pt. 3 The Operating System
Ch. 5 The Interface 149
Ch. 6 The Desktop 199
Ch. 7 More Desktop 259
Ch. 8 System Software 285
Ch. 9 The System Folder 323
Ch. 10 Other System Stuff 369
Ch. 11 Intro to OS 8.5 413
Pt. 4 Other System Elements
Ch. 12 Applications and Documents 437
Ch. 13 Using Memory 493
Ch. 14 Fonts 517
Ch. 15 Printing 573
Pt. 5 Productivity Software
Ch. 16 Word Processing 627
Ch. 17 Spreadsheets 659
Ch. 18 Databases 685
Pt. 6 Creativity Software
Ch. 19 Graphics 717
Ch. 20 Page Layout 739
Ch. 21 Web Page Design 759
Ch. 22 Music, Movies, and More 781
Pt. 7 Special Areas
Ch. 23 PowerBooks 807
Ch. 24 Problems and Preventions 845
Ch. 25 Facts and Fun 881
Pt. 8 Connections
Ch. 26 Networks 907
Ch. 27 The Online Universe 927
Ch. 28 The World Wide Web 961
App. A The Tipster List 989
App. B Vendor Contact Information 993
Index 1001
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