Author Chambers, Mark L
Title IMac for Dummies
Imprint Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2014
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Edition 8th ed
Descript 1 online resource (435 pages)
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Note Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Introduction -- Foolish Assumptions -- About This Book -- Icons Used in This Book -- Beyond the Book -- Where to Go from Here -- 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 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 -- Doing a Basic Search -- How Cool Is That!? Discovering What Spotlight Can Do -- Expanding Your Search Horizons -- Customizing Spotlight to Your Taste -- Chapter 8: Using Reminders, Notes, and Notifications -- Remind Me to Use Reminders -- Taking Notes the Mavericks Way
Staying Current with Notification Center -- Chapter 9: Keeping Track with Contacts and Maps -- Hey, Isn't Contacts Just a Part of Mail? -- Entering Contact Information -- Using Contact Information -- Arranging Your Contact Cards -- Using Network Directories -- Printing Contacts with Flair -- Swapping Bytes with vCards -- Introducing the Maps Window -- Switching Views in Maps -- Getting Directions over Yonder -- Part III: Connecting and Communicating -- Chapter 10: Going Places with Safari -- Pretend You've Never Used This Thing -- Visiting Websites -- Navigating the Web -- Setting Up Your Home Page -- Adding and Using Bookmarks -- Working with the Reading List and Shared Links -- Downloading Files -- Using Subscriptions and History -- Tabs Are Your Browsing Friends -- Printing Web Pages -- Protecting Your Privacy -- Chapter 11: Expanding Your Horizons with iCloud -- So How Does iCloud Work, Anyway? -- Saving and Opening iCloud Documents -- Configuring iCloud -- Chapter 12: 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 13: 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 -- iTunes and iCloud Together -- iSending iStuff to iPod, iPhone, and iPad -- Sharing Media across a Network -- Burning Music to Shiny Plastic Circles -- Feasting on iTunes Visuals -- Exercising Parental Authority -- Buying Digital Media the Apple Way -- Chapter 14: 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 15: 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 16: Recording Your Hits with GarageBand -- Shaking Hands with Your Band -- Composing Made Easy -- Sharing Your Songs -- 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 -- Figuring out how much memory you have -- Can I Upgrade My Hard Drive? -- Weighing 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 OS X Automatically -- Part VII: The Part of Tens -- Chapter 25: 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 26: Ten Things to Avoid Like the Plague -- Keep Things Cool -- 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 iCleanliness -- Index -- About the Author
Do it all with your iMac and this bestselling For Dummies guide! You're still a little giddy from finally scoring your new iMac, and you can't wait to get started. Even if you're already in love with your iMac, it helps to have a little guidance to really get the most out of this ultimate all-in-one computer. This updated edition of iMac For Dummies is the ideal way to learn the iMac fundamentals from setting up and personalizing your machine to importing files, making FaceTime video calls, surfing the web, using your favorite programs and apps, and everything in between. Trusted Mac guru Mark L. Chambers guides you through the latest iMac features and explains how to navigate OS X, work with files and folders, back up your important stuff with iCloud, add apps from the Mac App Store, get creative with iLife and iWork applications, and tons more. Shows you how to find your way around the Mac desktop, customize OS X, and use cool tools like Finder, Finder Tabs, Mission Control, and Spaces Explains how to set up your e-mail, use Messages, video chat with FaceTime, create iTunes playlists, and integrate your iMac with other iOS devices Covers crunching data with Numbers, dressing up your documents with Pages, adding punch to your presentations with Keynote, organize your images with iPhoto, make music with GarageBand, unleash your creative spirit with iMovie, and more Includes tips for connecting to a network, creating user profiles, adding accessories, troubleshooting common issues, and expanding your iMac for your needs Whatever you can dream up, it's all possible with iMac and a little help from iMac For Dummies, 8th Edition!
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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,c2014 9781118862377
Subject iMac (Computer);Macintosh (Computer);Microcomputers.;Computer networks
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