Conventions Used in This Book
Flip through this book, and you’ll find different uses of type to point out different things. Here’s what I do:
In the step-by-step directions, the actions you perform are in bold type, like this. The description of what happens after the action is in normal type.
To point out a web address, the book uses a monofont that looks like this:
www.apple.com. You see the same font in the rare instances when I show you something that you need to type in a command line (in the Mac’s Terminal application), such as
fsck –fy, and for text that a command line returns to you in response. The book uses monofont to indicate folders. For example, to indicate the Utilities folder, which is inside the Applications folder, the path is used,
In rare cases when you need to use a menu at the top of the screen, this book uses a convention that looks like this: File⇒Get Info, which means you need to choose Get Info from the File menu. I don’t use this convention for menus that aren’t at the top of the screen, such as pop-up menus.