Mac World Complete Mac Handbook Plus CD 2nd Edition

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Mac World Complete Mac Handbook Plus CD 2nd Edition for Apple Macintosh

Jim Heid's Introduction

These days, it’s common for a computer book to include a floppy disk or two with some software. Welcome to the first Macintosh book that includes 235 floppy disks. That’s roughly the equivalent capacity of the Macworld Complete Mac CD tucked into the back cover of this second edition of the Macworld Complete Mac Handbook. What better way to illustrate the diversity of the Macintosh world and the wide range of tasks that a Mac can perform? The Macworld Complete Mac CD gives you the Macintosh world on a silver platter.

So much has happened since the first edition’s release in 1991. The PowerBook, Performa, Centris, and Quadra families were introduced, and the Mac family tree has reached sequoia-size proportions. The Mac line used to be simple and expensive; now it’s complicated and inexpensive. System 7 — the fundamental software that enables the Mac to run — has become the dominant system software in the Mac world. Digital video is pervasive — like it or not, television and personal computers are on a collision course. And Macs have begun to sport the kinds of features that many people always dreamed or dreaded computers would have: the ability to act on spoken commands.

Bigger and Better This second edition covers these new developments and provides greatly expanded coverage of mainstream application areas — word processing, spreadsheet analysis, database management, graphics, communications, and electronic publishing. The chapters in this book are loosely based on the monthly columns, features, and reviews that I’ve been writing for Macworld since 1984. But these aren’t just reprints — far from it. Every chapter contains new sections, illustrations, tables, product listings, and sidebars containing additional background, tips, step-by-step instructions, and insights.

Contents at a Glance

Introduction 1

Part I: Using the Mac 7

Chapter 1: Macintosh Basics 1 1

Chapter 2: Word Processing Basics 49

Chapter 3: Word Processing Tips and Techniques 65

Chapter 4: Fast Formatting with Style Sheets 83

Chapter 5: Spreadsheet Basics 97

Chapter 6: Spreadsheet Tips and Techniques 115

Chapter 7: Database Management Basics 131

Chapter 8: Managing Mail Merge 151

Chapter 9: Desktop Publishing Basics 165

Chapter 10: Desktop Publishing Tips and Techniques 183

Chapter 11: T}q3ography 205

Chapter 12: Font Customizing Tips and Techniques 221

Chapter 13: Painting, Drawing, imd Cad Programs 235

Chapter 14: Image Processing 265

Chapter 15: Three-Dimensional Graphics 293

Chapter 16: Desktop Presentations 311

Chapter 17: Telecommunications Basics 329

Chapter 18: Downloading Freeware and Shareware 347

Chapter 19: Optical Character Recognition 359

Chapter 20: HyperCard 373

Chapter 21 : Multimedia and QuickTime 387

Chapter 22: Music and Soimd 421

Part II: Mastering the Mac 463

Chapter 23: System 7 Tips and Techniques 467

Chapter 24: Maintenance Tips and Techniques 507

Chapter 25: Customizing tlie Mac with Utilities 521

Chapter 26: Mass Storage 561

Chapter 27: Disk Tips, Viruses, and SCSI 585

Chapter 28: Exchanging Data 619

Chapter 29: Troubleshooting 653

Chapter 30: Printer Tips and Techniques 671

Part III: Expanding the Mac 691

Chapter 31 : Upgrading Strategies 695

Chapter 32: Printers 719

Chapter 33: Networking Basics 749

Chapter 34: Input Devices 761

Chapter 35: Power Protection 787

Part IV: Appendixes 797

Appendix A: Using the Macworld Complete Mac CD 799

Appendix B: How the Book and CD Were Produced 809

Appendix C: Macintosh Memory Configurations 817


ISBN : 1 56884 033 0

Publisher : IDG Books, 1993

Author : Jim Heid

Format : Paperback, 912 pages

-Jim Heid-




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