OS X Mountain Lion Simplified

Book description

The easy way for visual learners to get up to speed on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

OS X Mountain Lion is the latest version of the Mac desktop operating system, offering great new features for millions of users. If you're switching to a Mac, upgrading from an earlier OS, or just getting started with computers, Mac OS X Mountain Lion Simplified provides all information you need in the simplest way possible. Tasks are presented in spreads with step-by-step instructions and full color illustrations, showing you exactly how things work, without the long-winded explanations.

Discover exciting new OS X Mountain Lion features, such as Game Center, Messages, and Notifications--and also get up to speed on the basics, such as how to work with files, customize your computer, use fun photo and movies apps, and much more.

  • Covers the newest version of the Mac operating system, Mac OS X Mountain Lion

  • Offers learners a visual way to get up to speed on Mac OS X Mountain Lion, using step-by-step instruct ions illustrated with full-color screen shots that show exactly what each step looks like

  • Explains OS X and Mac computer basics, as well as exciting new OS X Mountain Lion features, such as Game Center, Messages, and Notifications

If you learn best when you can see exactly how something is done, Mac OS X Mountain Lion Simplified is the perfect guide for you.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Chapter 1: Reviewing What You Can Do with OS X
    1. Create Documents
    2. Play and Record Music
    3. View and Organize Your Photos
    4. Play and Make a Movie or Slide Show
    5. Take Advantage of the Web
    6. Communicate with Others
    7. Organize Your Contacts and Appointments
  5. Chapter 2: Learning Basic OS X Program Tasks
    1. Explore the OS X Screen
    2. Tour the Dock
    3. Start an Application
    4. Start an Application Using Launchpad
    5. Switch Between Applications
    6. View Running Applications with Mission Control
    7. Tour an Application Window
    8. Run an Application Full Screen
    9. Select a Command from a Pull-Down Menu
    10. Select a Command Using a Toolbar
    11. Select Options with Dialog Controls
  6. Chapter 3: Learning Basic OS X Document Tasks
    1. Save a Document
    2. Open a Document
    3. Print a Document
    4. Edit Document Text
    5. Copy a File
    6. Move a File
    7. Rename a File
    8. Delete a File
  7. Chapter 4: Browsing the World Wide Web
    1. Open and Close Safari
    2. Select a Link
    3. Enter a Web Page Address
    4. Open a Web Page in a Tab
    5. Navigate Web Pages
    6. Navigate with the History List
    7. Change Your Home Page
    8. Bookmark Web Pages
    9. Search for Sites
    10. Download a File
  8. Chapter 5: Communicating via E-mail
    1. Open and Close Mail
    2. Add an E-mail Account
    3. Send an E-mail Message
    4. Add a File Attachment
    5. Add a Signature
    6. Receive and Read E-mail Messages
    7. Reply to a Message
    8. Forward a Message
    9. Open and Save an Attachment
    10. Create a Mailbox for Saving Messages
  9. Chapter 6: Talking via Messages and FaceTime
    1. Configure Messages
    2. Send a Message
    3. Send a File in a Message
    4. Open and Close FaceTime
    5. Sign In to FaceTime
    6. Connect Through FaceTime
  10. Chapter 7: Tracking Your Contacts and Events
    1. Open and Close Contacts
    2. Add a New Contact
    3. Edit a Contact
    4. Create a Contact Group
    5. Open and Close Calendar
    6. Navigate the Calendar
    7. Create an Event
    8. Create a Repeating Event
  11. Chapter 8: Playing and Organizing Music
    1. Open and Close iTunes
    2. Understanding the iTunes Library
    3. Navigate the iTunes Window
    4. Play a Song
    5. Play a Music CD
    6. Import Tracks from a Music CD
    7. Create a Playlist
    8. Burn Music Files to a CD
    9. Purchase Music from the iTunes Store
  12. Chapter 9: Learning Useful OS X Tasks
    1. Connect an iPod, iPhone, or iPad
    2. Synchronize an iPod, iPhone, or iPad
    3. Install a Program Using the App Store
    4. Write a Note
    5. Pin a Note to the Desktop
    6. Create a Reminder
    7. Create a New Reminder List
    8. Sign In to Your Twitter Account
    9. Send a Tweet
    10. Share Information with Other People
    11. Work with the Notification Center
    12. Connect to a Wireless Network
  13. Chapter 10: Viewing and Editing Photos
    1. View a Preview of a Photo
    2. View a Slide Show of Your Photos
    3. Open and Close iPhoto
    4. Import Photos from a Digital Camera
    5. View Your Photos
    6. Create an Album
    7. Crop a Photo
    8. Rotate a Photo
    9. Straighten a Photo
    10. Remove Red Eye from a Photo
    11. Add Names to Faces in Your Photos
    12. Map Your Photos
    13. E-mail a Photo
    14. Take Your Picture
  14. Chapter 11: Playing and Creating Digital Video
    1. Play a DVD Using DVD Player
    2. Play Digital Video with QuickTime Player
    3. Create a New Movie Project
    4. Import a Video File
    5. Add Video Clips to Your Project
    6. Trim a Clip
    7. Add a Transition between Clips
    8. Add a Photo
    9. Add a Music Track
    10. Record a Voiceover
    11. Add Titles and Credits
    12. Play the Movie
    13. Publish Your Movie to YouTube
  15. Chapter 12: Customizing OS X to Suit Your Style
    1. Display System Preferences
    2. Change the Desktop Background
    3. Activate the Screen Saver
    4. Set Your Mac’s Sleep Options
    5. Change the Display Resolution
    6. Create an App Folder in Launchpad
    7. Add a User Account

Product information

  • Title: OS X Mountain Lion Simplified
  • Author(s): Paul McFedries
  • Release date: October 2012
  • Publisher(s): Visual
  • ISBN: 9781118401415