Windows for Mac Users

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More and more diehard Macintosh lovers are finding themselves in a position to work with the Windows platform. Although the two are similar, they're just different enough to frustrate a Mac user looking for a recognizable interface. Reading any of the numerous instruction books aimed at beginning PC users may well leave them wishing for a way to translate their Mac experience into Windows proficiency. Windows for Mac Users explains Windows features in a way that Mac users can relate to. The authors explain the ...

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Overview

More and more diehard Macintosh lovers are finding themselves in a position to work with the Windows platform. Although the two are similar, they're just different enough to frustrate a Mac user looking for a recognizable interface. Reading any of the numerous instruction books aimed at beginning PC users may well leave them wishing for a way to translate their Mac experience into Windows proficiency. Windows for Mac Users explains Windows features in a way that Mac users can relate to. The authors explain the unfamiliar details of PC hardware, keyboards, and the two-button mouse, and point out what's missing from the picture as well as what's new for Mac users. Readers will get Mac-to-Windows keyboard shortcuts and directions on how to rename and transfer their Mac files to a PC. Written in a clear, sympathetic, and humorous style, Windows for Mac Users may not take the place of a dear departed Mac, but it will make the transition to Windows much less painful. Robin Williams (author of the award-winning Little Mac Book with over 500,000 copies in print) brings to Windows her trademark brand of fun, concise, easy-to-understand explanations her large and loyal Mac audience has come to rely on when they need to learn something new.

Only book available that specifically targets this growing audience. Takes a Mac-sympathetic approach to explaining Windows features.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201353969
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 2/23/1999
  • Pages: 422
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 2.33 (d)

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Saving EPS Þles for printing in Windows
If you've always worked on a Macintosh, you may never have noticed that when you save an eps graphic there's an Encoding option somewhere in the application's Print dialog boxes or output options. This option becomes very important if you need to print Mac Þles using a Windows printer. Here are a few examples of the options:1. Illustrator 7.0: To set eps encoding, from the File menu choose Print.... Make sure your Print dialog box menu is set to Adobe Illustrator. You can choose ascii or Binary encoding (see below) from the Data menu.
2. FreeHand 7.0: From the File menu, choose Output Options....
3. Photoshop 5.0: Photoshop gives you the option to choose the encoding when you save a Þle as a Photoshop eps, after you click the Save button.

Encoding eps files properly
eps Þles can be encoded in either Binary or ascii. Macs, Mac printers, and Apple networks prefer binary Þles. Binary Þles are very efÞcient on the Mac because they're much smaller than ascii ones; unfortunately, they're worse than useless in Windows. pcs require ascii encoding and when force-fed a binary-encoded Þle will usually spew dozens of pages of junk characters. This is also true for network operating systems like Novell and the servers that often regulate mixed-platform trafÞc to printers.If you aren't sure where your Þle will be printed, it's best to save your Þles with ascii encoding. Macs and AppleTalk handle ascii Þles without problem as long as they have enough memory to deal with these larger ascii Þles.Be very thorough when you change a Þle to ascii. If an ascii-encoded document has a binary-encoded Þle contained within it, you'll probably see ugly PostScript errors. It isn't enough to change the encoding of the page layout or the word processing Þle-you must make sure every eps Þle you use in the document is also ascii encoded. If they aren't, open them in their original applications, choose Save As from the File menu, and change their Binary defaults to ascii (as described above). After you save this new ascii version, replace the binary versions that were in your page layout, illustration, or word processing program.

Printing from a Mac to a Windows printer
Under normal circumstances, you can't output from a Macintosh directly to a Windows-only printer. The cables are incompatible, and in many cases a Macintosh version of the software driver doesn't even exist. You can get around this by purchasing Infowave Wireless Messaging's PowerPrint (www.infowave.com). They provide a cable with a parallel port connection on one end and a Macintosh adb connection on the other, plus an extensive group of printer drivers. Once you've loaded these drivers and connected your Mac to the Windows printer, you'll be able to print normally.

Sharing a Windows printer
If you need to share a Windows printer between Macintosh and Windows machines, you can combine the PowerPrint solution (mentioned above) with a data switch box. This may sound scary and very technical, but the hardware part is surprisingly easy if you're a person who's comfortable with Macintosh upgrades and installations. Just use the guidelines in the hybrid solution section of Chapter 1, Preparing to do Windows, for sharing a monitor between a Mac and a PC, but substitute printers where it mentions monitors, and printer cables for monitor cables.

Printing Mac Þles to a Windows printer over a non-Macintosh networkMac Þles will output on a Windows network printer as long as these two circumstances apply:
1. The Macintosh has software on it that allows the Þle server to recognize that the Mac is there. Speak to your network administrator about making sure you have this software on your Mac and for instructions on how to log on and print using the network.
2. The network printer has drivers (printer software) that can be loaded onto the Macintosh. If it doesn't, you'll need PowerPrint Pro, which is the multi-user version of the PowerPrint software mentioned in the Þrst paragraph.

Printing Windows Þles on a Mac printer
Sometimes the Windows computer you're working on doesn't have access to a printer or isn't connected to the type of printer you need, so you might want to transfer a Þle to the Mac for printing instead. If a Windows Þle was not created with a PostScript application like Illustrator or FreeHand, and does not use PostScript fonts, you shouldn't have any problem printing it from a Mac. If a Windows Þle was created with a PostScript application and you have that same application on both platforms, the easiest way to print it is to save the Windows Þle in the application's native Þle format before transferring it to a Macintosh. Then you can open the Windows Þle on your Mac and print it just as if it had been a Mac Þle originally (that's how many service bureaus handle Windows Þle output). Well-designed cross-platform software will prompt you to choose equivalent typefaces and warn you about missing graphics to help make sure your Þle prints properly.If you create Windows Þles in their native formats, remember to include native Þle versions of your placed art as well. For more about native Þle formats, read Chapter 22, Transferring Files.

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Table of Contents

Why two Mac evangelists wrote this book
Pt. 1 Choosing and Using 19
1 Preparing to do Windows 21
2 What is Windows (really)? 35
3 Setting Up Your PC 45
4 Starting Up and Using Disks 57
5 The Keyboard 75
6 The Mouse 83
Pt. 2 Controlling the Desktop 93
7 Anatomy of a Window 95
8 The Taskbar and Start Menu 121
9 The Toolbars 135
10 Trashing: the Recycle Bin 147
11 Moving and Copying 153
Pt. 3 Accessories and Control Panels 165
12 Display Settings 167
13 Control Panels 183
14 Mac Desk Accessories a la Windows 195
15 Customizing the Start Menu 215
Pt. 4 Applications, Folders, and Files 223
16 Installing and Using Applications 225
17 Creating Folders, Files, and Aliases 239
18 File Formats and their Icons 249
19 Paths and Long File Names 261
20 Finding File Information 273
Pt. 5 Going Back and Forth 283
21 Mounting PC Media and Reading PC files 285
22 Transferring Files 299
23 Sending Email Attachments 319
24 Fonts 331
25 Color 351
26 Printing 365
Pt. 6 Extras 379
27 Multiple Users on One PC 381
28 Preventing Problems 391
Pt. 7 The Stuff At the End 407
Index 408
About the authors 422
Colophon 422
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