Author Chambers, Mark L
Title IMac for Dummies
Imprint Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2012
©2012
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Edition 7th ed
Descript 1 online resource (456 pages)
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Note iMac For Dummies, 7th Edition -- About the Author -- Dedication -- Author's Acknowledgments -- Table of Contents -- Introduction -- What's Really (Not) Required -- About This Book -- Conventions Used in This Book -- How This Book Is Organized -- Icons Used in This Book -- Where to Go from Here -- A Final Word -- Part I: Know Your iMac -- Chapter 1: Okay, This Machine Looks Really, Really Weird -- An Introduction to the Beast -- Choosing a Home for Your New Pet -- Unpacking and Connecting -- Discovering All the Cool Things You Can Do -- Stuff You Oughta Buy Right Now -- Chapter 2: Life! Give My iMac Life! -- Throwing the Big Leaf Switch -- Mark's Favorite Signs of a Healthy iMac -- Harriet, It's Already Asking Me Questions! -- Importing Documents and Data from Your Old Mac -- Manually Importing Documents and Data from Windows -- Chapter 3: Introducing the Apple of Your iMac -- A Quick Tour of the Premises -- Calling for Help -- Part II: Shaking Hands with Mac OS X -- Chapter 4: Opening and Closing and Clicking and Such -- Working within the Finder -- Pointing in a Mac World -- Launching and Quitting for the Lazy iMac Owner -- Juggling Folders and Icons -- Keys and Keyboard Shortcuts to Fame and Fortune -- Performing Tricks with Finder Windows -- Chapter 5: A Plethora of Powerful Fun -- Home, Sweet Home Folder -- Arranging Your Desktop -- Putting the Dock to the Test -- What's with the Trash? -- Working Magic with Dashboard, Mission Control, and Spaces -- Printing within Mac OS X -- Chapter 6: A Nerd's Guide to System Preferences -- A Not-So-Confusing Introduction -- Searching for Settings -- Popular Preference Panes Explained -- Chapter 7: Searching amidst iMac Chaos -- Basic Searching 101 -- Is Spotlight Really That Cool? -- Expanding Your Search Horizons -- Customizing Spotlight to Your Taste -- Part III: Connecting and Communicating
Chapter 8: Let's Go on Safari! -- Pretend You've Never Used This Thing -- Visiting Websites -- Navigating the Web -- Setting Up Your Home Page -- Adding and Using Bookmarks -- Downloading Files -- Using Subscriptions and History -- Tabs Are Your Browsing Friends -- Saving Web Pages -- Protecting Your Privacy -- Chapter 9: Expanding Your Horizons with iCloud -- So How Does iCloud Work, Anyway? -- Configuring iCloud -- Managing Your iCloud Storage -- Chapter 10: Hooking Up with Handy Helpers -- Connecting Printers -- Connecting Scanners -- Using Photo Booth -- Conversing with FaceTime -- Turning Your iMac into a TV - And More -- Part IV: Living the iLife -- Chapter 11: The Multimedia Joy of iTunes -- What Can I Play on iTunes? -- Playing an Audio CD -- Playing Digital Audio and Video -- Keeping Slim Whitman and Slim Shady Apart: Organizing with Playlists -- Know Your Songs -- Ripping Audio Files -- Tweaking the Audio for Your Ears -- A New Kind of Radio Station -- iSending iStuff to iPod -- Sharing Media across a Network -- Joining the Ping People -- Burning Music to Shiny Plastic Circles -- Feasting on iTunes Visuals -- Exercising Parental Authority -- Buying Digital Media the Apple Way -- Chapter 12: The Masterpiece That Is iPhoto -- Delving into iPhoto -- Working with Images in iPhoto -- Producing Your Own Coffee-Table Masterpiece -- Putting Photo Stream to Work -- E-Mailing Photos to Aunt Mildred -- Chapter 13: Making Film History with iMovie -- Shaking Hands with the iMovie Window -- A Bird's-Eye View of Moviemaking -- Importing the Building Blocks -- Building the Cinematic Basics -- Creating an Honest-to-Goodness Movie Trailer -- Sharing Your Finished Classic with Others -- Chapter 14: iDVD - Your DVD Movie Factory -- Hey, Where's the Complex Window? -- Starting a New DVD Project -- Creating a DVD from Scratch
Giving Your DVD the Personal Touch -- Previewing Your Masterpiece -- A Word about Automation -- Recording a Finished Project to a Shiny Disc -- Chapter 15: Recording Your Hits with GarageBand -- Shaking Hands with Your Band -- Composing and Podcasting Made Easy -- Automatic Composition with Magic GarageBand -- Sharing Your Songs and Podcasts -- Chapter 16: Creating a Website with iWeb -- Looking around the iWeb Window -- Planning Your Pages -- Adding a New Site -- Adding a New Page -- Editing a Page -- Tweaking with the Inspector -- Publishing Your Website -- Part V: Getting Productive with iWork and Other Tools -- Chapter 17: Desktop Publishing with Pages -- Creating a New Pages Document -- Open an Existing Pages Document -- Saving Your Work -- Touring the Pages Window -- Entering and Editing Text -- Using Text and Graphics Boxes -- The Three Amigos: Cut, Copy, and Paste -- Formatting Text the Easy Way -- Adding a Spiffy Table -- Adding Alluring Photos -- Adding a Background Shape -- Are You Sure about That Spelling? -- Printing Your Pages Documents -- Sharing That Poster with Others -- Chapter 18: Creating Spreadsheets with Numbers -- Before You Launch Numbers . . . -- Creating a New Numbers Document -- Opening an Existing Spreadsheet File -- Save Those Spreadsheets! -- Exploring the Numbers Window -- Navigating and Selecting Cells in a Spreadsheet -- Entering and Editing Data in a Spreadsheet -- Selecting the Correct Number Format -- Aligning Cell Text Just So -- Formatting with Shading -- Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns -- The Formula Is Your Friend -- Adding Visual Punch with a Chart -- Chapter 19: Building Presentations with Keynote -- Creating a New Keynote Project -- Opening a Keynote Presentation -- Saving Your Presentation -- Putting Keynote to Work -- Adding Slides -- Working with Text and Graphics Boxes
Adding and Editing Slide Text -- Formatting Slide Text for the Perfect Look -- Using Presenter's Notes in Your Project -- Every Good Presentation Needs Media -- Adding a Background Shape -- Creating Your Keynote Slideshow -- Printing Your Slides and Notes -- Chapter 20: Creating a Multiuser iMac -- Once Upon a Time (An Access Fairy Tale) -- Big-Shot Administrator Stuff -- Multiuser Rules for Everyone -- Chapter 21: Building (Or Joining) a Network -- What, Exactly, Is the Network Advantage? -- The Great Debate: Wired versus Wireless -- Sharing Internet Access -- What Do You Need to Connect? -- Connecting to the Network -- USE YOUR FIREWALL! -- Part VI: The Necessary Evils: Troubleshooting, Upgrading, Maintaining -- Chapter 22: It Just . . . Sits . . . There -- Can You Troubleshoot? Yes, You Can! -- Basic Troubleshooting 101 -- Okay, I Kicked It, and It Still Won't Work -- Chapter 23: I Want to Add Stuff -- More Memory Will Help -- Can I Upgrade My Hard Drive? -- Attractive Add-Ons -- Chapter 24: Tackling the Housekeeping -- Cleaning Unseemly Data Deposits -- Backing Up Your Treasure -- Saving Files -- Putting Things Right with Time Machine -- Maintaining Hard Drive Health -- Automating Those Mundane Chores -- Updating Mac OS X Automatically -- Chapter 25: Running Windows on Your iMac -- Figuring Out How Boot Camp Works -- Comparing Boot Camp to Windows Emulators -- Configuring Boot Camp -- Switching to Windows -- Checking for Apple Updates -- Part VII: The Part of Tens -- Chapter 26: Ten Ways to Speed Up Your iMac -- Nothing Works Like a Shot of Memory -- Hold a Conversation with Your iMac -- Vamoose, Unwanted Fragments! -- Keep Your Desktop Background Simple -- Column Mode Is for Power Users -- Make the Dock Do Your Bidding -- It All Started with Keyboard Shortcuts -- Hey, You Tweaked Your Finder! -- Keep in Touch with Your Recent Past
Go Where the Going Is Good -- Chapter 27: Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague -- Man, Dig That Crazy Disc -- Phishing Is No Phun -- Don't Rely on a Single Password -- Do You Really Want a Submerged Keyboard? -- Don't Use Antiquated Utility Software -- Don't Endorse Software Piracy -- Call It the Forbidden Account -- Don't Settle for a Surge Suppressor -- Refurbished Hardware Is No Deal at All -- iMacs Appreciate Cleanliness -- Index
The bestselling guide to the ultimate all-in-one computer-now updated and revised throughout! If you're looking for speed, performance, and power, the iMac is the ultimate all-in-one computer. From its superior performance, powerful operating system, and amazing applications, the iMac is one awesome machine, and the fun, friendly, and approachable style of iMac For Dummies is an ideal way to get started with the basics. You'll learn the fundamentals of the iMac including setting up and customizing your iMac and the software that comes with it, importing files from your old computer, sending and receiving e-mail, video calling, and more. Covers the latest iMac hardware, Mac OS X Lion, iCloud, and the Mac App Store Shows you how to surf the web with Safari and keep in touch by e-mail and FaceTime video calling Details how to find and download music, videos, TV shows, and more from the iTunes Store Gets you up to speed with the newest versions of iLife and iWork Walks you through storing and organizing digital photos, music, and other multimedia Explains how iCloud keeps everything, from your music to your documents, in sync Delves into creating a multi-user iMac and connecting to a wireless network Reviews troubleshooting tips and tricks Shows you how to automate mundane tasks With iMac For Dummies, 7th Edition, you'll be able to proclaim, "iKnow" in no time!
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Chambers, Mark L. IMac for Dummies Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2012 9781118202715
Subject iMac (Computer);Computers -- Popular works
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