Getting Help for the Big X
In This Chapter
Using the OS X Help Center
Searching for specific help
Getting help in applications
Finding other help resources
Whether the voice echoes from a living room, home office, or college computer lab, it’s all too familiar: a call for help. No matter how well written the application or how well designed the operating system, sooner or later, you’re going to need support. That goes for everyone from the novice to the experienced Mac owner and from the occasional email user to the most talented software developer.
In this short but oh-so-important chapter, I lead you through the various help resources available in OS X as well as native OS X applications. I show you how to tap additional resources from Apple, and I point you to other suppliers of assistance on the Internet and in your local area.
Displaying the Help Center Window
Your first line of defense is OS X Help Center, as shown in Figure 10-1. To display Help Center from the Finder menu, click Help and choose Mac Help. This Help menu is context-sensitive, so it contains different ...