Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition

Errata for Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

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Color Key: Serious Technical Mistake Minor Technical Mistake Language or formatting error Typo Question Note Update



Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page 35, 440
3rd para

Page 35 references - To turn on "Scroll to here" mode in the Appearance panel of System Preferences (see page 440). Page 440 Tip on bottom of page says "For detail on the "Jump to the next page" and Scroll to here" options, see page 440. Don't see anythig else on turning on "Scroll to here" mode.

nbvcx  May 21, 2009  Sep 26, 2014
Printed
Page 43
Show icon Preview

refers to figure 2.5, should be 2.4

Greg Youngs  May 19, 2009  Sep 26, 2014
Printed
Page 81
2nd line from top

"...described on page 63." However, the techniques to highlight icon/s are not described at page 63 (which talks about stacks), but at page 77-79 ("Selecting Icons")

Paolo Struffi  Sep 19, 2009  Sep 26, 2014
Printed
Page 85
last paragraph, 3rd line from the bottom

errata: "There, under the heading Color Label,..." corrige: "There, under the heading Label,..."

Paolo Struffi  Sep 19, 2009  Sep 26, 2014
Printed
Page 90
3rd paragraph in Figure 3-8

File -> Preferences should be FINDER -> Preferences

Paul Rerecich  Jul 18, 2009  Sep 26, 2014
Printed
Page 143
Figure 4-16

This Figure seems lost as it is not referenced in the text. Perhaps on page 144 there was an unfulfilled intention to reference it under 'Summarize'.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in 9-09 reprint.

Doctor George Waxter  Aug 20, 2009  Sep 28, 2008
Printed
Page 144
Figure 4-17

Figure 4-17 is unreferenced. Likely it was intended to be referenced on page 145, paragraph 2, instead of "5-19".

Note from the Author or Editor:
It's actually referenced at the top of page 147. Maybe it was fixed in an earlier reprint.

Doctor George Waxter  Aug 20, 2009  Sep 28, 2008
Printed
Page 145
2nd paragraph

Note page 141, paragraph 7: "(Examples of Carbonized programs include ... the Finder itself). Now note the description here: "But in many Cocoa programs - including the Finder...). So is Finder a Cocoa program or a Carbon program? While we're at it why keep writing "the Finder"? We don't say "the Safari", "the Expose", etc. Did you go to "the" Ohio State University or something? Or maybe you're from The Hague?

Note from the Author or Editor:
Corrected in 9-09 printing.

Doctor George Waxter  Aug 22, 2009  Sep 28, 2008
Printed
Page 146
Figure 4-18

There is a 3rd result when you do this test: "Application: Intel".

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in 9-09 printing.

Doctor George Waxter  Aug 22, 2009  Sep 28, 2008
Printed
Page 257
2nd paragraph

Says in the last line "exactly twice", should read less than 3 times.

Greg Youngs  May 19, 2009  Sep 26, 2014
Printed
Page 261
Text-Navigation Keystrokes

For the "Function" Cut, Copy, Paste, the book shows the "Windows keys" as Ctrl+X, C, P and the "Mac keys" as Ctrl+X, C, P. Both the Windows & Mac keys should be Ctrl+X, C, V (not P)

Anonymous  Dec 24, 2009  Sep 26, 2014
Printed
Page 361
Figure 12-11 box; last sentence

missing word: you have "You can still send and receive messages anyone on your..." should be: "You can still send and receive messages WITH anyone on your..."

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed earlier

OneMathematicalCat  Mar 15, 2009  Sep 28, 2008
Printed
Page 364
"The Chat Transcript" box; end of 2nd paragraph

it says: "It opens within iChat, compete with..." should say: "It opens within iChat, COMPLETE with..."

OneMathematicalCat  Mar 17, 2009  Sep 26, 2014
Printed
Page 481
last paragraph

Several chaps have commented they cannot find the automator.pdf file on the website, here is a link to find the file: http://missingmanuals.com/cds/switchmacleopardmm/

Doctor George Waxter  Mar 09, 2011  Sep 26, 2014
Printed
Page 482
1st bullet

The second calculator mode is "Scientific", not "Advanced".

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in 9-09 printing.

Doctor George Waxter  Aug 14, 2009  Sep 28, 2009
Printed
Page 482
Tip:

My laptop has no embedded numeric keypad.

Doctor George Waxter  Mar 09, 2011  Sep 26, 2014
Printed
Page 557
Character Map

... Keyboard Viewer (page 462) should be page 463

Doctor George Waxter  Apr 28, 2011  Sep 26, 2014
Printed
Page 557
Character Map

... Character Palette (page 557) should be page 463

Doctor George Waxter  Apr 28, 2011  Sep 26, 2014
Printed
Page 591
iTornado Discount

You state that readers of this book will receive 20% off + free shipping & handling when buying iTornado. This is not the case. Data Drive Thru do not seem to recognise the missingmanuals Promo Code.

Note from the Author or Editor:
I have revised the text and removed the ad from the book.

Anonymous  Aug 22, 2009  Sep 26, 2014