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Administrative Assistant's and Secretary's Handbook, 5th Edition by Jennifer Wauson, Kevin Wilson, James Stroman

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Chapter 12

Using Apple Macintosh

Overview of the Apple Macintosh

While many Apple Macintosh computers can run Microsoft Windows in a dual operating system mode, they also feature Apple’s own operating system, OS X. Regardless of which operating system is used, Apple Macintosh computers can run the most common business applications including Microsoft Windows.

Navigating with Mac OS X

There are multiple options for finding files and programs in OS X, including the Dock, the Finder, and the Apple Menu.

The Dock is a bar across the bottom of the screen that stores icons for frequently used programs. You can open a program by clicking its icon on the Dock, and when you are working with several open programs at the same time, you can easily switch ...

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