Dvorak's Inside Track to the Mac

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Dvorak's Inside Track to the Mac for Apple Macintosh.

The fact is simple. The Macintosh is one great computer — no matter what IBM PC or Amiga users like to think. The world has taken to the idea of the Mac's graphical interface. Everyone agrees that it is the model for the future and will be used by everyone, whether in the form of the Mac operating system, or Windows, or whatever.

With this guide, you will learn about the Macintosh and how it works. You will read about different areas of Mac software and how they could be of value to you. There are chapters on spreadsheets, word processing, databases, telecommunications, file management, educational programs, and desktop publishing. There is a chapter on HyperCard, which walks you through the creation of your own HyperCard stack. 'This means you will learn the basics of program- ming. This book covers the Macintosh in a logical order. We begin with a brief discussion of all computers, then move to Mac commands 2md information on the operating system, INITs and CDEVs, and XV desk accessories. Wherever possible, we make recommendatioiis, called "Tips," "Notes," and "Cautions." From the basics we move to application-specific information. Each chapter is designed to give you an overview as well as an in-depth understanding. There is a discussion of the application and a sampling of the important software cmd hardware available.

SHAREWARE PROGRAMS There is more here than just a book. BMUG (Berkeley Macintosh Users Group) created a disk for us, and it's included free with this book. The disk is chockful — down to the last byte— of useful stuff. BMUG chose a sam- pling of shareware and freeware programs from what's available through users groups all around the country. The progreims are neatly filed into folders labeled "Utility," "Business," "Games," and "Telecommunica- tions." There is also a folder called "About BMUG," with more mformation on the users group.

Includes: A 3.5-lnch Disk of Outstanding Programs for Your Macintosh

CHAPTER 1 COMPUTER BASICS: THE CPU. HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE. MACINTOSH HARDWARE. COMPUTER MEM- ORY. THE OPERATING SYSTEM. CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 2 THE MAC FAMILY: THE MACINTOSH METAPHOR. APPLE BEGINNINGS IN A NUTSHELL. CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 3 YOUR MACINTOSH: NOW YOUVE GOT IT. WHERE WILL YOU PUT IT?, UNPACK YOUR MACINTOSH, SET UP YOUR MACINTOSH. ADD DEVICES, START YOUR COMPUTER, THE OPERATING SYSTEM. SYSTEM 7 INSTALLATION-TIPS AND TRAPS

CHAPTER 4 USING YOUR MACINTOSH: WELCOME TO MACINTOSH. THE FINDER DESKTOP. MENUS. THE FINDER MENU BAR, WORKING IN APPLICATIONS, COMMAND KEYS, CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 5 THE SYSTEM FOLDER: PRINTMONITOR, STARTUP ITEMS IN SYSTEM 7, APPLE MENU ITEMS IN SYSTEM 7, DESK ACCESSORIES, CHOOSER, EXTENSIONS, CONTROL PANELS. CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 6 OPERATING SYSTEMS AND UTILITIES: THE OPERATING SYSTEM. UTILITIES. CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 7 DISK AND FILE MANAGEMENT:    FILE STORAGE CONCEPTS, THE DESKTOP FILE, BACKUP FILES. FILE COMPRESSION. SECURITY, COMPUTER VIRUSES CONTENTS

CHAPTER 8 PRINTERS AND PRINTING:  PRINTERS, HOW TO PICK A PRINTER, SETTING UP A MACINTOSH PRINTER

CHAPTER 9 FONTS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF TYPE. FONTS VERSUS TYPEFACES. FONT TYPES. WHICH FONTS SHOULD YOU USE?, BITMAPPED AND TRUETYPE FONT INSTALLATION, INSTALUNG POSTSCRIPT FONTS. FONT CHARACTERISTICS AND SIZING. USING FONTS TO COM- MUNICATE EFFECTIVELY. CREATING AND MODIFYING FONTS. OTHER FONT UTIUTIES, A MORE TECHNICAL LOOK AT FONTS. LOOKING AHEAD. CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 10 SCANNING AND OCR: SCANNER BASICS, OCR: HOW TO MAKE YOUR MACINTOSH READ, CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 11 THE NOISY MAC: THE SOUNDS OF THE MACINTOSH, WHERE DO YOU GET SOUNDS?, THE MACINTOSH SPEAKS, THE MACINTOSH LISTENS. THE MACINTOSH PLAYS MUSIC. CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 12 TELECOMMUNICATIONS: WHEN TELECOMMUNICATIONS BEGAN, WHAT IS TELECOMMUNICATIONS?, TRANS- FERRING TEXT FILES TO AND FROM A MACINTOSH, MACINTOSH COMMUNICATIONS HARDWARE STANDARDS, STANDARD MODEM FEATURES, FILE TRANSFER PROTO- COLS, COMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE. ELECTRONIC MAIL AND INFORMATION UTILI- TIES. MAC FAX

CHAPTER 13 HARDWARE AND PERIPHERALS: MEMORY UPGRADES, LOGICAL UPGRADES, STORAGE DEVICES, DISPLAY MONITORS. PRESENTATION DEVICES, HAND-INPUT DEVICES. PROTECTION AND SECURITY DEVICES. CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 14 HYPERCARD: HYPERROOTS, HYPERCARD-TURN IT ON. CREATE A NEW STACK. NOW YOU KNOW HOW IT WORKS, HYPERCARD APPLICATIONS, CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 15 PERSONAL AND HOME COMPUTING: PERSONAL AND HOUSEHOLD FINANCIAL MANAGERS, INCOME TAX PROGRAMS. PERSONAL NETWORKS; ONLINE INFORMATION SERVICES, OTHER PERSONAL ORGANIZATION AND TIME MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS, INTEGRATED PROGRAMS, CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 16 NUMBER CRUNCHING: ACCOUNTING BASICS. MATHEMATICAL AND STATISTICAL SOFTWARE. CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 17 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS: FILE MANAGERS. RELATIONAL DATABASE MANAGERS. PERSONAL INFORMATION MANAGERS (PIMS)

CHAPTER 18 WORD PROCESSING: A FINE LINE, WORD-PROCESSING FEATURES, WORD-PROCESSING SOFTWARE. SUPPORTING APPLICATIONS

CHAPTER 19 DESKTOP PUBLISHING: WHY BUY A DEDICATED DESKTOP PUBLISHING PROGRAM?, PRINTING, DESKTOP PUBUSHING PROGRAMS, CLIPART, CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 20 GRAPHICS, PRESENTATION, AND MULTIMEDIA PROGRAMS 535 WYSIWYG-WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET, GRAPHICS. PRESENTATION APPLICATIONS. MULTIMEDIA. CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 21 EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE: HISTORY OF COMPUTERS IN SCHOOLS, TYPES OF SOFTWARE, TYPICAL PACKAGES FOR PRESCHOOL, TYPICAL PACKAGES FOR ELEMENTARY GRADES, PROGRAMS FOR JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, PROGRAMS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION. TEACHER PRODUCTIVITY, ADULT EDUCATION, THE FUTURE OF COMPUTERS IN SCHOOLS

CHAPTER 22 COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN: DIMENSIONS, CAD BASICS, BUILDING BLOCK LIBRARIES, DESIGN LAYERS, WHAT TO CAD AROUND WITH, OTHER CAD WARES CHAPTER 23 NETWORKING 591 NETWORKING THE MACINTOSH, CONCLUSION

CHAPTER 24 PROGRAMMING THE MACINTOSH: WHAT IS A PROGRAM?, LANGUAGES, PROGRAMMING PHILOSOPHIES: STRUCTURAL VS. OBJECT-ORIENTED, PROGRAMMABLE PROGRAMS, PROGRAMMER’S RE- SOURCES FROM APPLE

APPENDIX A MACINTOSH MODELS: OLD-TIMER MACINTOSHES, ACTIVE MACINTOSHES. MACINTOSH CLONES

APPENDIX B MAC ERROR MESSAGES

ISBN : 0 07 881757 9

Publisher : Osborne McGraw-Hill

Author : John C. Dvorak

Format : Paperback

-John C. Dvorak-

 

 

 

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