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  • NEW - Updated and revised to cover the new OS X features—Including the Aqua interface, the dock, and how to access control settings, applications, and files available from the dock.
    • Students stay current with the latest features of the Macintosh operating system which will carry them through all the different applications they'll be using on the Mac. Ex.___

  • Friendly Style and Clear Explanations—Robin Williams has built her fine reputation as an inspiring teacher and writer, empowering thousands of people around the world to move forward with confidence in new technologies.
    • Students will easily grasp beginning computer concepts while enjoying the examples and explanations. Ex.___

  • End-of-Chapter Quizzes.
    • Students get to test their knowledge with multiple choice, short answer, and true and false. Ex.___

  • Industry-leading, Highly Popular Author—Robin Williams has written more than a dozen award-winning and best-selling books, including The Little Mac Book, The Non-Designer's Design Book, and The Non-Designer's Web Book. Through her writing, workshops, and seminars, Robin has influenced an entire generation of computer users in the areas of design, typography, desktop publishing, the Mac, and the Web. One of the best-known computer book authors in the world, her books have sold over a million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide.
    • Industry-leading teachers, writers, and designers provide students with expert, professional instruction and advice. Ex.___


  • Copyright 2002
  • Dimensions: 8-1/2 X 10
  • Pages: 824
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-201-74866-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-201-74866-6

No other author documents the Mac OS the way Robin Williams does. In The Little Mac OS X Book, 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 OS X.

This practical, how-to guide covers all the exciting new features in Mac OS X, including the new window structure and the Dock (a combination of the control strip, Apple menu, and Application Switcher), and how to use them with common Macintosh applications. 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 Little Mac series has won her millions of fans.

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Finding Your Way Around OS X

Opening Apps & Docs in OS X

Table of Contents



 1. For Experienced Mac OS 9 Users: “Where'd it Go!”
 2. What is all This?
 3. Tutorial.


 4. All About the Mouse (or Trackpad).
 5. Keys and the Keyboard.
 6. Menus and Shortcuts.
 7. Understanding Icons.
 8. All About Using the Dock.
 9. Understanding the Desktop and the Finder.
10. How to Use Windows.
11. How to Use Folders.
12. Selecting and Copying Files.
13. Opening Documents and Applications.
14. Word Processing (Typing).
15. Saving Your Documents.
16. Printing Your Documents.
17. Closing and Quitting.
18. Trashing Files.
19. Ejecting Disks.
20. Shut Down or Restart.


21. Multiple Users and Their Homes.
22. Customizing Your Mac with System Preferences.
23. Using Aliases.
24. Using Favorites.
25. Finding Things with Sherlock.
26. Managing Your Fonts.
27. Show Info.
28. Using Some of the Included Applications and Utilities.
29. Hard Disk vs. Memory.


30. What is the Internet?
31. Using the World Wide Web.
32. Connecting to the Internet and the Web.
33. Email, iTools, and iDisk.


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.
37. Using Keychain Access.


38. Using the Classic Environment (Mac OS 9).
39. Parts and Peripherals.
40. Reformatting and Portions.
41. Visual Clues.
42. Extra Tips.
43. Glossary.


Special Characters and Accent Marks.
Zapf Dingbats Chars.


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