The Robin Williams Mac OS X Book, Jaguar Edition / Edition 2by Robin Williams
Pub. Date: 12/15/2002
Publisher: Peachpit Press
No other author documents the Mac OS the way Robin Williams does. In The Robin Williams Mac OS X Book, Jaguar Edition updated to include Mac OS X 10.2, she brings her inimitable approach to Apple's radically redesigned OS, eschewing jargon for straightforward explanations and a good dose of humor. It's an approach that works equally as well for newcomers looking
No other author documents the Mac OS the way Robin Williams does. In The Robin Williams Mac OS X Book, Jaguar Edition updated to include Mac OS X 10.2, she brings her inimitable approach to Apple's radically redesigned OS, eschewing jargon for straightforward explanations and a good dose of humor. It's an approach that works equally as well for newcomers looking for a gentle introduction to the Macintosh as it does for experienced Mac users upgrading to Mac OS X 10.2.
This practical, how-to guide covers all of the exciting new features in Mac OS X 10.2, including the revamped Finder, new instant messaging client, global address book, spam-blocking email program, QuickTime 6, Sherlock 3, and more. Robin doesn't neglect the basics either. You'll find logical, easy-to-follow sections on how to use your Mac for a variety of everyday tasks: printing, sending email, exchanging files, and surfing the Web. And for those frustrating moments When Things Go Wrong, Robin has compiled a troubleshooting guide for common Mac snafus. See for yourself why Robin's books have won her millions of fans.
Table of Contents
I. START HERE.
1. Finding your Way Around.
2. An Easy Tutorial.
II. THE BASICS.
3. All About the Mouse (or Trackpad).
4. Keys and the Keyboard.
5. Menus and Shortcuts.
6. How to use the Windows.
7. All About Icons.
8. All About Using the Dock.
9. The Desktop, Finder, and Home.
10. How to Use Folders.
11. Selecting, Moving, and Copying Files.
12. Opening Applications and Documents.
13. Word Processing (Typing).
14. Saving Your Documents.
15. Printing Your Documents.
16. Closing and Quitting.
17. Trashing Files.
18. Ejecting Disks.
19. Shut Down, Restart, or Log Out.
III. BEYOND THE BASICS.
20. Multiple Users and Their Homes.
21. Downloading and Installing.
22. Customizing Your Mac with System Preferences.
23. Using Aliases.
24. Making and Using Favorites.
25. Search your Hard Disk.
26. Fonts on your Mac.
27. Applications on your Mac.
28. Utilities on your Mac.
IV. THE INTERNET.
29. What is the Internet?
30. Using the World Wide Web.
31. Using the World Wide Web (includes Sherlock).
32. Email and Address Book.
V. BASIC NETWORKING AND SHARING.
34. How to Share Files with Multiple Users on One Computer.
35. How to Share Files in a Small Office or Home.
36. How to Share Files Across the Internet.
VI. EXTRA STUFF.
37. Ports and Peripherals.
38. Reformatting and Partitions.
39. Using the Classic Environment (Mac OS 9).
For Experienced Mac OS 9 Users: Where'd it Go!
Special Characters and Accent Marks.
Zapf Dingbats Chars.
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Robin has a talent for making esoteric technical subjects engaging and readable if not entertaining. In spite of its length, this is a quick read filled with examples and appropriate for new users of OS X, updaters to OS X from the classic Mac OS, and even switchers from the "other" platform. It is very appropriate for the less technically oriented users, but has enough depth to be worthwhile for almost anyone. This is the book I recommend to all my non-technical friends and send to members of my family that are too far away to provide hands on support.