Mac OS X Snow Leopard Digital Classroom, (Book and Video Training)
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Mac OS X Snow Leopard Digital Classroom is like having your own personal instructor guiding you through each lesson, while you work at your own pace. This book includes 13 self-paced lessons that let you discover essential skills and explore new features and capabilities of Apple's newest operating system, Snow Leopard. Each lesson includes step-by-step instructions, lesson files, along with video tutorials that complement the topics covered in each lesson. These accompanying files are provided on the included Mac OS X Snow Leopard Digital Classroom DVD and are developed by the same team of experts who have created many of the official training titles for Adobe Systems. Each tutorial is approximately five minutes long and demonstrates and explains the concepts and features covered in the lesson. Coverage includes information on customizing settings and working with the Finder, connecting peripherals and listening to music and podcasts, and maintaining and troubleshooting issues. Also includes lessons on what's new in Snow Leopard and how to get the most out of the new features. Jam-packed with information, this book takes users from the basics through intermediate level topics and helps readers find the information they need in a clear, approachable manner.
Chad Chelius is an instructor with AGI Training and holds professional certifications from both Adobe and Apple. The AGI Training Team develops and delivers training programs for creative, marketing, and communications professionals through the American Graphics Institute. AGI's team of Software experts and master teachers has written many of Adobe's official training books and technical training programs for many software companies.
Table of Contents
About Mac OS X Snow Leopard Digital Classroom.
Loading lesson files.
Working with the video tutorials.
Setting up for viewing the video tutorials.
Viewing the video tutorials with the Adobe Flash Player.
Is this book for you?
What is an operating system?
The Mac operating system.
Ease of use.
Running Snow Leopard for the fi rst time.
Lesson 1: Navigating and Organizing in Snow Leopard.
Moving and copying files.
Organizing files and folders.
The Home folder.
Finding your files.
Lesson 2: Customizing the OS X Interface to Suit Your Needs.
The desktop background.
The screen saver.
Positioning the Dock.
Hiding the Dock.
The appearance of the Dock.
Adding contents to the Dock.
Removing contents from the Dock.
Customizing Finder windows.
Customizing the sidebar.
Customizing the toolbar.
Customizing label names.
Adding additional Widgets.
Lesson 3: Using Snow Leopard with a Group.
Creating user accounts.
Confi guring Parental Controls.
Mail & iChat.
Logging in and out of accounts.
Disabling Automatic Login.
Testing the accounts.
Fast User Switching.
Sharing fi les with other users.
The Public folder.
The Drop Box.
Viewing the results.
Lesson 4: Your Mac as a Media Center.
The Mac as media center.
QuickTime X Player controls.
QuickTime X Player recording capabilities.
Creating movie recordings.
Managing Media with iTunes 8.
Working with the iTunes library and media views.
Using Front Row to manage your media.
Lesson 5: Backing Up and Protecting Your Data.
Burning CDs and DVDs.
Using Time Machine.
Setting up Time Machine for backups.
Setting up Time Capsule for Time Machine backups.
Confi guring Time Machine preferences.
Restoring fi les from Time Machine backups.
Using an existing Time Machine backup with a new Mac.
Deleting old backups.
Select your Backup type.
Choosing items to back up.
Scheduling a backup.
Running your backup.
Using Disk Utility.
Backing up to an external hard disk.
Restoring the backup disk image to your internal disk.
Using Software Update.
Getting updates immediately.
Scheduling an update.
Using standalone installers from Apple Support Downloads.
Lesson 6: Connecting to the Internet and using Safari.
Internet service providers.
Setting up your Internet connection.
Setting up a dial-up connection.
Setting up your broadband connection.
Lesson 7: Creating and Using Your Own Network.
What is a network?
Why create a network?
Creating a network.
Creating a basic network.
Creating a Local Area Network.
Connecting to a wireless Local Area Network.
Connecting to a wireless network.
Testing File Sharing.
Sharing a computer's screen.
Adding the printer to another computer on the network.
Testing the printer.
Your Mac as a web server.
Test the web server.
Editing your web site.
Lesson 8: Printing.
Installing a printer.
The print dialog.
Printing to a PDF file.
Lesson 9: System Preferences.
Internet & Wireless.
Lesson 10: Using Applications in Snow Leopard.
Setting up an e-mail account.
Adding an e-mail account.
Viewing your mail.
Creating Smart Mailboxes.
Creating to-do lists.
Creating a new contact.
Sending an e-mail.
Creating Smart Groups.
Printing an Address Book.
Scheduling an event.
Creating and publishing calendars.
Subscribing to a calendar.
Setting up iChat.
Adding a buddy.
Text chat with a buddy.
Audio chat with a buddy.
Video chat with a buddy.
Setting up a multiperson chat.
Using iChat Theater.
Sharing your screen with a buddy.
Viewing PDF files.
Lesson 11: Using the Terminal.
Launching the Terminal.
Navigating using command lines.
Editing fi les using the shell.
Change the screen capture format.
Lesson 12: Installing Snow Leopard and Applications.