Mac OS X Leopard On Demand

Mac OS X Leopard On Demand

by Steve Johnson, Perspection Inc.

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Mac OS X Leopard On Demand



• Master the Mac OS X Leopard user interface, file management, and applications

• Manage and share your schedule with iCal

• Use Microsoft Windows along with Leopard using Boot Camp

• Manage and play digital music with iTunes and iPod

• Chat online instantly with iChat

• Explorer the Internet with Safari and send e-mail with Mail

• Customize and fine-tune Mac OS X Leopard

• Set up multiple users and maintain security

• Find and use keyboard shortcuts to save time

• Get a Front Row seat to play DVDs and other media

• Keep your files up to date and backed up with Time Machine

• Find everything you need with Spotlight


On the Web

This book uses real world examples to give you a context in which to perform a task. This book also includes workshops to help you put together individual tasks into projects. The Mac OS X Leopard example files that you need for project tasks are available at


Perspection has written and produced books on a variety of computer software, including Adobe Flash CS3 and 8, Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS2, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Microsoft Office 2007 and 2003, Microsoft Windows Vista and XP, Microsoft Expression Web, and Mac OS X Panther. Perspection was founded in 1991, and is committed to providing information and training to help people use software more effectively. Perspection has written more than 80 computer books, and sold more than 5 million copies.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132713931
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 11/15/2007
Series: On Demand
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 576
File size: 58 MB
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About the Author

Steve Johnson has written more than 45 books on a variety of computer software, including Apple Mac OS X Panther, Microsoft Office 2007 and 2003, Microsoft Windows Vista and XP, Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS2, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Adobe Flash CS3, and Macromedia Flash MX 2004 and 8, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc., which writes and produces software training. When he is not staying up late writing, he enjoys playing golf, gardening, and spending time with his wife, Holly, and three children, JP, Brett, and Hannah. When time permits, he likes to travel to such places as New Hampshire in October, and Hawaii. Steve and his family live in Pleasanton, California, but can also be found visiting family all over the western United States.

Table of Contents

Introduction xix

1        Getting Started with Mac OS X Leopard         1

2        Managing Files and Folders        25

3        Finding What You Want with Spotlight  55

4        Customizing the Finder    77

5        Setting System Preferences       95

6        Using Mac OS X Applications      129

7        Working with Documents 163

8        Printing and Faxing 195

9        Exploring the Internet      219

10      Exchanging Messages Using Mail          257

11      Conducting Live Chats and Video Conferences         289

12      Working with Music and Media   313

13      Exploring .Mac Services    343

14      Tracking and Synchronizing Information        365

15      Setting Up Accounts and Maintaining Security 385

16      Managing Files Using a Network 403

17      Maintaining Your Computer        431

18      Managing Hardware         449

19      Working with Mac OS X Along with Windows  465

20      Backing Up Everything with Time Machine      477

21      Automating Your Work    491

Appendix A: Installing Mac OS X Leopard       513

Index 527

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