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Mac for Beginners Revised Edition

Mac for Beginners Revised Edition


Mac for Beginners Revised Edition

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Your ultimate guide to your Mac. From setting up and finding your way around folders to using GarageBand and creating documents, updated for Lion and including the hottest new apps.

In this bookazine...

Everything you need to get started with your Apple Mac

Ultimate guide
- A comprehensive introduction to Mac.

Getting started
- Set up your Mac and personalise your settings.

Step-by-step guides
- Tutorials covering Mail, Safari, iCloud, iPhoto and much more.

Essential apps
- All the must-have apps from Mac App World.

Also inside...

Getting Started
- Where is everything kept on your Mac?
- Get to know Finder
- Working with applications
- Customise your Mac’s desktop and Dock
- Build a screensaver with your snaps
- Introducing full-screen apps
- Organise your apps with Mission Control
- Find extra space with Mission Control
- Exploring Launchpad
- Organise Launchpad
- Get started with Dashboard
- Introducing iCloud
- Set up an iCloud account
- Search your Mac’s hard drive
- Use the Put Back function in Finder
- Delete files securely from your Mac
- Inside System Preferences: Personal
- Inside System Preferences: Hardware
- Inside System Preference: Sharing
- Inside System Preferences: System
- Adjust Date & Time setting
- Set up security on your Mac
- Never lose your work with Auto Save
- Pair a Bluetooth device with your Mac
- Tweak your trackpad settings
- Modify your Magic Mouse settings
- Use Disk Utility to check the health of your hard drive and repair it
- Recover files with Time Machine
- Set up Time Machine for backing up
- Discover the Activity Monitor utility
- Learn about the Audio MIDI settings
- Use AirDrop to share files
- Create custom keyboard shortcuts

Learning Apple Apps
- Set up Mail on your Mac
- Send an email
- Change the fonts of the Mail interface
- Use Notes in Mail
- Set up the Junk Mail filter in Mail
- Get to know iCal
- Add a note to your iCal event
- Add an alert to your iCal event
- Change the days per week in iCal
- Add iCal events using Automator
- Send invites using iCal
- Share your calendar with others
- Publish your iCal calendar
- Sync iCal events to iCloud
- Go online with Safari
- Add a bookmark to Safari
- View your Safari history
- Using gestures in Safari
- Block unwanted adverts on websites
- Add extensions to Safari
- Learn about ClickToFlash
- Set up and use AutoFill
- Keep your contacts in Address Book
- Introducing Preview
- Import photos from your iDevice
- Master preferences in Preview
- Share your Photo Booth snaps
- Create a buddy pic in Photo Booth
- Discover FaceTime for Mac
- Use the built-in Dictionary
- Create a Mac App Store account
- Get to know the Mac App Store
- Download and install an app
- Delete and reinstall apps on your Mac
- Get to know iTunes
- Organise your iTunes library
- Delete duplicate tracks from iTunes

Introducing iLife
- Import and erase photos from your camera
- Organise iPhoto in minutes
- Use the Quick Fix tools in iPhoto
- Easily edit info for multiple photos
- Using the Find Faces feature in iPhoto ’11
- Sync photo between your Mac and iDevice
- Produce great holiday season videos
- Create a better soundtrack
- Add slo-mo special effects in iMovie ’11
- Add a scrolling text effect
- Change the available fonts in iMovie
- Create stills for your projects
- Write a song in GarageBand
- Import and edit MIDI files in GarageBand
- Use the Master Track in GarageBand
- Record and edit Magic GarageBand tracks
- Export high-quality audio from GarageBand

Introducing iWork
- Getting to know Pages
- Add your own style to designsmin Pages
- Use Styles Drawer to format work
- Create a certificate in Pages
- Working with Numbers
- Learn how to use formulas in Numbers
- Create an incentive chart for your children in Numbers
- Share spreadsheets with
- Create presentations in Keynote
- Rehearse your Keynote slideshow
- A grand finalé for your presentation
- Create an iMovie title in Keynote
- Move iWork documents to your iOS device with iCloud

- 100 essential Mac apps

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