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macintosh os x

Macintosh OS X

Macintosh Operating System X

Macintosh OS X

chapter 1

Chapter 1

The Macintosh Operating System

Macintosh OS X

graphics and the mac os
Graphics and the Mac OS
  • Graphics take the guesswork out of using the Mac OS X system.
  • CD ROM, Zip Disk, or DVD icons appears on the desktop.
  • Double-click icons to view their contents.

Macintosh OS X

new and old combined
New and Old Combined
  • The Mac OS X system is comprised of new technologies.
  • You must install OS 9.1 before using OS X.
  • OS X relies on OS 9.1 so older applications can run.

Macintosh OS X

mac os x components
MAC OS X Components
  • Aqua is the name of OS X’s visual interface.
  • The windows are translucent.
  • The buttons cast a drop shadow.

Macintosh OS X

darwin
Darwin
  • OS X comes from UNIX which Apple code-named Darwin.
  • Darwin combines multitasking, protected memory and other components.
  • Multitasking is your computer doing work in the background, while you work in the foreground.

Macintosh OS X

more components
More Components
  • The Quartz engine is responsible for the crisp 2D graphics.
  • There is a “genie effect” when minimizing or maximizing a window.
  • OpenGL (Open Graphics Library) provides fast rendering, texturing, and lighting effects.

Macintosh OS X

protected memory
Protected Memory
  • Applications no longer crash the entire machine when forcing a Quit.
  • Force Quit exits the running application, without requiring a Restart.

Macintosh OS X

virtual memory
Virtual Memory
  • The days of “Out of memory” errors are gone.
  • Mac OSX allocates enough memory resources to the open applications.

Macintosh OS X

the quicktime player
The QuickTime Player
  • QuickTime Player plays movies, animations, and sounds.
  • When opening a media file, the QuickTime dialog appears.
  • Clicking the Play button will start the movie.

Macintosh OS X

channels
Channels
  • QuickTime Player plays Channels.
  • There are special Internet sites specifically optimized for use with the Player.

Macintosh OS X

mac classic 9
Mac Classic 9
  • OS 9 and OS X can run at the same time.
  • You can start your Macintosh with either of the systems.

Macintosh OS X

mac classic 9 cont
Mac Classic 9, cont.
  • Classic 9 starts automatically when the icon of an OS 9 application is double-clicked.
  • Classic 9 also starts up when a document created in OS 9 is opened.

Macintosh OS X

running from classic 9
Running from Classic 9
  • You can work exclusively in either OS X or OS 9.1, if desired.
  • If you have less than 128 MB of RAM, you can run your Classic applications with OS 9.1.

Macintosh OS X

applications mac os 9
Applications (Mac OS 9)
  • Any of your past Classic 9 applications have been placed in a folder called Applications (Mac OS 9).

Macintosh OS X

chapter 2

Chapter 2

The Working Environment

Macintosh OS X

powering up
Powering Up
  • On G3 and G4 models, and above, the Power button is on the front of the cabinet.

Macintosh OS X

what is the desktop
What is the Desktop?
  • The Desktop is the environment where you do most of your work.
  • When programs completely cover the Desktop, it\'s still there in the background.

Macintosh OS X

the keyboard
The Keyboard
  • Getting items into the computer is mostly through the keyboard.
  • Using the Keyboard to Control Programs
  • Using Function Key
  • Using Modifier Keys

Macintosh OS X

the mouse
The Mouse
  • The mouse was not popular until the introduction of the Macintosh computer.
  • Moving the mouse on a flat surface controls the arrow that you see on your monitor.

Macintosh OS X

using the mouse
Using the Mouse
  • Hold down the mouse button on an icon and move it around.
  • Drag the icon to where you want it.
  • Release the mouse button to drop the item.
  • This works for moving items from one folder to another.

Macintosh OS X

menu bars
Menu Bars
  • The Menu bars hold solutions for performing many tasks.
  • Great for creating shortcuts, emptying the trash, keeping track of your recent folders and applications.

Macintosh OS X

context sensitive
Context Sensitive
  • Menu bars display choices specific to what you’re doing at the time.
  • At the Desktop level, View menu choices are for cleaning up or arranging icon arrangement.
  • Other menus allow for copying files, printing, emptying the Trash, or shutting down computer.

Macintosh OS X

about this mac
About This Mac
  • About This Mac provides information about your computer.
  • It indicates the make and model of your workstation and much RAM you have installed (in OS 9.1).

Macintosh OS X

windows
Windows
  • A window is a fundamental component of Mac OS X.
  • Windows sit on top of the Desktop, which is always functional and immediately available.

Macintosh OS X

the purpose of windows
The Purpose of Windows
  • Windows serve two functions:- Displaying the content of folders, drives, removable disks and CD-ROMs.- Displaying the working page of an application program.

Macintosh OS X

finder window buttons
Finder Window Buttons
  • In a window, three buttons (green, red, and yellow) in the top-left corner help manage how the window is viewed.

Macintosh OS X

navigating in a finder window
Navigating in a Finder Window
  • Like surfing the Web, you can use a window’s Back button to return to a previous page.
  • There are also several viewing mode to see each window.

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view window as icons
View Window as Icons
  • The Icon View shows the folders, file names or applications as a designated icon.

Macintosh OS X

arranging icons automatically
Arranging Icons Automatically
  • The View menu allows you to see the icons on the Desktop “by Name.”

Macintosh OS X

sliding sheets
Sliding Sheets
  • OS X presents dialog boxes to you in sheets.
  • You will often see sheets appear as you work.
  • Sheets appear any time you are asked to select an option.

Macintosh OS X

scroll bars
Scroll Bars
  • Scroll bars are important when unseen items in a folder need to be viewed.
  • Scroll bars help you view contents of a window that may not fit on the desktop.

Macintosh OS X

files and folders
Files and Folders
  • The File>New Folder has the option of creating new folders.
  • Click the cursor in a folder name to rename the folder.
  • Folders may be nested inside of other folders.

Macintosh OS X

navigating through folders
Navigating through Folders
  • Nested folders can be accessed by clicking on the folder name in the Title Bar while pressing the Command key.

Macintosh OS X

aliases
Aliases
  • File>Make Alias assigns an alias to folders, files and applications .
  • Regardless of where the original object resides, it can be opened by its alias.

Macintosh OS X

using an alias
Using an Alias
  • An alias can be duplicated many times, and each copy points to the original.
  • An alias can be trashed without harming the original. If the original is a folder, it will not harm the contents.
  • An alias can be renamed. This does not affect its connection to the original file.

Macintosh OS X

alias guidelines
Alias Guidelines
  • If an alias’original has been moved, it can be tracked by selecting the alias and choosing File>Show Original.
  • Any item with an icon can have an alias.
  • You can put items into a folder by dragging the items on top of its alias (if one has been made).

Macintosh OS X

finder preferences
Finder Preferences
  • You can alter the way in which icons are displayed from the Finder Preferences dialog box.

Macintosh OS X

mac help
Mac Help
  • Mac Help is stored on your internal hard disk when the Mac OS X is installed.
  • Mac Help references all the functions of the Mac OS X system.

Macintosh OS X

help tags
Help Tags
  • Help Tags appear when there is more info to be seen.
  • You’ll find help tags only in certain places and situations
  • Other Help Tags are found called Tool Tips.

Macintosh OS X

cpus and memory
CPUs and Memory
  • CPUis short for Central Processing Unit. The CPU is your computer\'s virtual "brain."
  • The amount of memory that\'s built into a computer determines two factors: - How many tasks the computer can perform at once - How fast certain functions execute.

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memory
Memory
  • Memory is like a honeycomb. Each cell on the grid represents one byte.
  • A byte is enough space to store one character.

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ram memory
RAM Memory
  • RAM memory (Random Access Memory) is only active when the computer is operating.
  • RAM memory is temporary.
  • Anything stored in RAM is lost when the system is powered down.

Macintosh OS X

hard disk storage
Hard Disk Storage
  • The most fundamental computer storage is the internal hard disk.
  • The hard disk provides permanenet storage space.

Macintosh OS X

chapter 3

Chapter 3

The Dock

Macintosh OS X

understanding the dock
Understanding the Dock
  • The control strip and launcher of OS 9 have been replaced by the Dock. To access these settings, click the System Preferences icon on the Dock.
  • The Dock is split by a thin white line. All applications are located to the left of the Dock.
  • All other files are on the right side of the Dock.

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opening a file from the dock
Opening a File From the Dock
  • Access a more detailed menu in the Dock by clicking on an item and pressing and holding the mouse button.

Macintosh OS X

adding items to the dock
Adding Items to the Dock
  • You can place any application, folder or movies in the Dock for fast access by dragging their icons to the Dock.

Macintosh OS X

removing a dock item
Removing a Dock Item
  • To remove an item, drag the icon out of the Dock. You’ll be rewarded with an animated puff of smoke!
  • Items removed from the Dock are only aliases. The puff of smoke means they are gone. The original is safe.

Macintosh OS X

knowing which applications are open
Knowing Which Applications are Open
  • Whenever you open an application, a small black triangle appears beneath the icon of that app on the Dock.
  • If you press Command-Tab, the icons of any open applications in the Dock will cycle from one to the other.
  • Release both keys when you reach the application you want to work in.

Macintosh OS X

customizing the dock
Customizing the Dock
  • You can set the Dock to zoom in to display a larger version of your icons.

Macintosh OS X

docklings
Docklings
  • Docklings are new icons that are actually mini-applications.
  • Additional Docklings must be downloaded from the Apple.com>Dock Extras site.

Macintosh OS X

changing the magnification
Changing the Magnification
  • Icons are graphical representation of your applications and may be difficult to see.
  • You can set the Magnification to display a larger version of your icons.

Macintosh OS X

animated icons
Animated Icons
  • If you see a Dock icon bounce, it is telling you it is performing its task.
  • You can set the Dock to animate the application’s icon.

Macintosh OS X

resizing the dock
Resizing the Dock
  • You can change the size of the space that the Dock occupies on your monitor with Dock Preferences.
  • Use the Dock Size slider to adjust the size from Small to Large.

Macintosh OS X

hiding the dock
Hiding the Dock
  • Hiding the Dock can maximize the space of your monitor.
  • The Dock is brought back by placing your mouse over the hidden Dock at the bottom of the screen.

Macintosh OS X

chapter 4

Chapter 4

Applications

Macintosh OS X

apple applications
Apple Applications
  • Apple’s OS X provides you with several useful applications.
  • To explore the applications, use the Go menu to select Applications.

Macintosh OS X

productivity applications
Productivity Applications
  • Address Book. This application works hand in hand with another Apple program called Mail, maintaining the addresses of individuals.

Macintosh OS X

applescript
AppleScript
  • Applescript is a programming tool that let’s users create their own macros to automate common tasks.

Macintosh OS X

clock
Clock
  • Clock places an actual clock on the Desktop or in the Dock.

Macintosh OS X

calculator
Calculator
  • Use the numeric keypad to enter your data or use the mouse to press the buttons on the screen.

Macintosh OS X

dock extras docklings
Dock Extras (Docklings)
  • Image Capture. You can use this program’s interface to capture the video footage from your camera directly into your computer.
  • Stickies. This old favorite is still in the Mac system, and allows you to post multicolored notes all over your screen.

Macintosh OS X

dock extras cont
Dock Extras - cont.
  • Internet Connect. When you connect to the Internet and later sign off, the connection remains active. Use this app to hang up the phone line.
  • Internet Explorer. Apple includes Microsoft’s Internet Explorer — a window to the World Wide Web.
  • Mail. Anyone with an Internet connection can enjoy free email using Apple’s Mail application.
  • Preview. Preview functions like Adobe’s free Acrobat Reader and lets you view any PDF files.

Macintosh OS X

sherlock
Sherlock
  • Sherlock is a powerful search engine that searches both on your machine and on the World Wide Web.
  • Sherlock is an application that resides both in the Dock and in the Applications folder.

Macintosh OS X

channels66
Channels
  • Sherlock operates with functions called channels.
  • Channels are represented by the icon buttons you see across the top of the Sherlock window.
  • Channels search for and find specific types of information.

Macintosh OS X

working with files within sherlock
Working with Files within Sherlock
  • Copy or move the file by either dragging it or option-dragging it to another location.
  • Print the found file by pressing Command-P. The creator application will load directly to its print dialog box.
  • Throw a file away either by dragging it to the Trash or by using the Command-Delete key command.
  • Sort the list by clicking in the titles above each column.

Macintosh OS X

searching for web sites
Searching for Web Sites
  • Sherlock searches all the sites in the Channel at one time.
  • Sherlock understands common language somewhat better than do conventional search engines.
  • Sherlock allows you to customize the search process through the addition of freely-available .src files.
  • You can save custom search criteria for Internet channels the same way as you can for the Disk Drive channel.

Macintosh OS X

chess
Chess
  • Apple’s Chess is a digital version of the timeless classic game.

Macintosh OS X

apple system profiler
Apple System Profiler
  • Information about your Mac, from the amount of RAM to the processor speed, can be found in the Apple System Profiler.
  • Vital for troubleshooting your Mac when you need to call tech support.

Macintosh OS X

colorsync
ColorSync
  • ColorSync Utility. Great utility if you depend on color matching your monitor with printed media.
  • CPU Monitor registers the slightest change in CPU usage, even selecting a menu or an item from the Dock.

Macintosh OS X

digitalcolor meter
DigitalColor Meter
  • To match a color’s RGB values, just move your mouse pointer over anything on the Desktop to see a readout.

Macintosh OS X

more utilities
More Utilities
  • Use Disk Copy to mount an image. You can then install the application.
  • Disk Utility repairs simplistic problems with a disk, but cannot compare to Norton Utilities for advanced work.
  • Use the Display Calibrator to fine-tune your monitor to suit your production needs and save the profile.
  • Grab let’s you take pictures of the Desktop and any windows that are open there.

Macintosh OS X

more utilities 2
More Utilities - 2
  • Key Caps allows you to see which special symbols are created with certain fonts.
  • Keychains are secure files that store your passwords for access to OS X and Web pages.
  • Print Center. Gone is the Chooser from earlier versions of the Mac. Now there is the Print Center.
  • ProcessViewer. You can use the ProcessViewer to peek under the hood of your Mac and see how it operates.

Macintosh OS X

more utilities 3
More Utilities - 3
  • Setup Assistant. The Setup Assistant helps you configure your system.
  • Stuffit Expander. Aladdin’s Stuffit Expander decompresses the file when ready to use.
  • Terminal. You can study how your system is performing using this UNIX-based utility.
  • Force Quitting. You can force an improperly functioning application to quit.

Macintosh OS X

chapter 5

Chapter 5

Text

Macintosh OS X

textedit
TextEdit
  • Apple OS X comes standard with its own word processing application called TextEdit.
  • TextEdit is located in the Applications folder in OS X. To access it, choose Go>Applications from the Finder menu.

Macintosh OS X

the textedit menus
The TextEdit Menus
  • In the TextEdit menu you can change preferences, take a screen grab and quit the application.

Macintosh OS X

file menu
File Menu
  • Use File menu to create a new document, or open one you’ve already created.
  • You can also save a file, or revert to a previously saved version of a document.

Macintosh OS X

format menu
Format Menu
  • Change your fonts and alignment with the Format menu.
  • Make fonts bold, oblique and change the point sizes.
  • You can force them to fit with Wrap to Page.

Macintosh OS X

window menu
Window Menu
  • You can close, zoom and minimize the TextEdit document window from here.

Macintosh OS X

editing commands
Editing Commands
  • When you click the cursor and begin typing, the new text you enter is inserted into that space.
  • Selected or highlighted material will be replaced with what you’re entering.
  • Pressing the Delete key permanently removes the selected material (unless you use Undo).

Macintosh OS X

cut copy and paste
Cut, Copy and Paste
  • Cutting, copying and pasting are basic features of almost any application.
  • To move something from one place to another, use Cut and Paste.
  • To copy something from one place to another, use Copy and Paste.
  • Copying an object creates a clone of the selected item that can be pasted somewhere else.

Macintosh OS X

text utilities
Text Utilities
  • You will occasionally make a mistake. TextEdit’s Undo and Redo functions allow you to fix them.
  • Find & Replace. Most typists make spelling errors. That is what the Find and Replace features are for.
  • Saving your documents is as important as creating them. It’s a good habit to use Save As often.

Macintosh OS X

font styles
Font Styles
  • Fonts are the characters that comprise a typeface. Some come with your Macintosh.
  • In the past, fonts were constructed of individual pixels.
  • A good example of a bitmap font can be seen close-up on your monitor.
  • Fonts styles are usually Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic.

Macintosh OS X

types of fonts
Types of Fonts
  • There are two primary (and competing) font technologies in common use today:
  • PostScript fonts. Also known as Type 1 fonts.
  • TrueType fonts. Jointly developed by Apple and Microsoft. Based on an outline font model.

Macintosh OS X

chapter 6

Chapter 6

Users and Security

Macintosh OS X

sharing your computer
Sharing Your Computer
  • A LAN, or Local Area Network, is comprised of several computers that are connected through an Ethernet cable.
  • The connections are local, hence the name LAN.

Macintosh OS X

10baset and hybrid
10BaseT and Hybrid
  • The latest Mac models have Ethernet capabilities incorporated in the form of 10BaseT.
  • Hybrid. The hybrid network connects Macs and PCs along with printers and other devices.

Macintosh OS X

the user s pane
The User’s Pane
  • Administrator. The person who takes responsibility of changes on the shared computer.
  • The role of an administrator is common in any environment where there is a network of computers.

Macintosh OS X

the home folder
The Home Folder
  • All Home folders are the same for everyone once a new user is added to the system.
  • You should get used to saving all your work in the Documents folder.
  • Library. The folder that will possibly contain the most items from the start.
  • Assistants. These are applications that help you fill out information or set up components of your Mac.

Macintosh OS X

the home folder cont
The Home Folder, cont.
  • The cache stores the information from Web page so that the next time you visit that page, it loads faster.
  • A color picker displays the way you select colors in a given application.
  • Keychains keep track of the users who log into your Mac. A keychain also stores your password.

Macintosh OS X

the public folder
The Public Folder
  • You can setup your files to be accessed by others by placing them in the Public folder’s Drop Box.
  • You can locate the Public folder by double-clicking your Home folder.

Macintosh OS X

the shared folder
The Shared Folder
  • Files for others to access should be placed in the Shared folder.
  • Each user has a shared folder within their own Home folder in OS X.
  • Anything inside the Shared folder can easily be viewed by another user.

Macintosh OS X

idisk
iDisk
  • As a registered user of Mac OS 9 and OS X, you are given 20 MB of free storage space on Apple’s servers.
  • This area in cyberspace is called an iDisk.

Macintosh OS X

automatic log in
Automatic Log-in
  • You can set up OS X to automatically enter your login information as the system starts up.

Macintosh OS X

logging in and security
Logging In and Security
  • Use Disable Restart and Shut Down Buttons to prevent people from accidentally pressing the Restart button.
  • OS X can be used by many different users on one machine. User Preferences can customize the interface.
  • Everyone with an iTools account can access their own mail folder and no one else’s.
  • The importance of a password is obvious: to keep others out of your business.

Macintosh OS X

user preferences
User Preferences
  • Firewalls. A firewall uses encryption, a large series of numbers, that keeps computer hackers out of your system.
  • Although not the most secure method, you can set up a screen saver as a roadblock to hackers and invaders.

Macintosh OS X

the trash
The Trash
  • The Trash can help you clear up space on your hard drive or eject removable media like Zip disks or CDs.

Macintosh OS X

pros and cons of trash
Pros and Cons of Trash
  • If you toss applications you no longer need in the Trash, it is still advisable to wait before emptying the Trash.
  • If you choose Empty Trash from the File menu, the Trash gives you a warning before performing the operation.
  • To recover files once you\'ve emptied the Trash, you will need a special utility, such as Norton Utilities.

Macintosh OS X

smart computing
Smart Computing
  • Saving your files is not enough. Make duplicates of your important files as back-ups.
  • UPSs. An “Uninterruptable Power Supply” is a battery-powered unit that keeps your computer running.
  • A surge suppressor looks like an ordinary power strip that you’d use to plug your equipment into.

Macintosh OS X

chapter 7

Chapter 7

Mail & the Internet

Macintosh OS X

getting connected for mail
Getting Connected for Mail
  • You must setup your email account through iTools if you want to use Mail.
  • You should sign up with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) before using any email.

Macintosh OS X

the mail menus
The Mail Menus
  • Find out About Mail and change Mail preferences from the Mail menu.
  • You may Hide the Mail feature, acquire other Services, as well as Quit the application.

Macintosh OS X

file menu105
File Menu
  • In the File menu you can compose new messages, save, print and import mailboxes.

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edit and view menus
Edit and View Menus
  • Edit. Undo, copy and paste your text through the Edit menu.
  • View. Sort your messages and customize your toolbar through the View menu.

Macintosh OS X

disconnecting
Disconnecting
  • After you’ve checked your mail and have quit the application, the connection to the ISP remains active.
  • You need to manually disconnect from the ISP by using an application called Internet Connect.

Macintosh OS X

the internet
The Internet
  • An ISP (Internet Service Provider) moves specific data (called bandwidth) over the Internet web.
  • There are two ways you can buy bandwidth from an ISP:- Dial-up Connection. Logging on to the Internet by phone.- Direct Connection. A direct connection by phone lines or cable. There is no logging on or off.

Macintosh OS X

browsers
Browsers
  • A browser is a software program that translates HTML and displays it in a friendly and familiar manner.

Macintosh OS X

other isp services
Other ISP Services
  • The World Wide Web isn\'t the only service available on the Internet. Most ISP’s offer:- Email Service. The email server that gets your messages and handles outgoing mail.- FTP(File Transfer Protocol). This service allows you to send and receive files from a special type of server.

Macintosh OS X

chapter 8

Chapter 8

Settings

Macintosh OS X

customizing the os
Customizing the OS
  • In the Finder Preferences you can modify the look and feel of the Finder and the Desktop.
  • You can change backgrounds, use pictures as wallpaper and choose the size of the icons displayed on the Desktop.

Macintosh OS X

system preferences
System Preferences
  • System Preferences changes affect the way you and Mac OS X interact with one other.
  • You can change functions from the double-click speed of your mouse, to the way you connect to the Internet.

Macintosh OS X

the settings panes
The Settings Panes
  • Classic.You can force Classic to start or stop, or set Classic to start automatically when OS X boots up.
  • Color Sync. You can synchronize the colors on your monitor to those you see when you print color documents.
  • Date & Time. This option contains four panels in which you can alter or customize your clock settings.
  • Displays. You can adjust the pixel resolution and screen refresh rate of your monitor display.

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setting panes cont
Setting Panes, cont.
  • Dock. Change the way you interact with the Dock.
  • Energy Saver. Allows you to set the time that your hard disk and monitor will automatically go to sleep.
  • General. General allows you to adjust the highlight colors and the appearance of the color scheme of your Mac.
  • Internet. Use Internet to set up your iTools acount, email address and Web settings.
  • Login. Choose an automatic login to OS X and set up applications to launch automatically after the OS boots up.

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Setting Panes, cont.
  • Mouse. Adjust your double-click and tracking speeds here. Use the Test box to try your settings.
  • Network. Setup the information provided by your ISP to log onto the Internet.
  • QuickTime. Choose the way QuickTime plays music and automatically checks for updates of newer versions.
  • Screen Saver. Choose a screen saver to protect your monitor from burn-in.

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Setting Panes, cont.
  • Sharing. Sharing gives others the ability to share the contents of the Public folder.
  • Software Update. Logs in to the Apple server to see if a new update to the operating system is available.
  • Sound. You can control the volume of the sound emitted from the Mac’s built-in speakers or external speakers.

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Setting Panes, cont.
  • Speech. Text-to-Speech is an application that let’s you tell you Mac what to do through a microphone.
  • Startup Disk. You can choose the system, Classic 9 or OS X, to boot up from.

Macintosh OS X

chapter 9

Chapter 9

Printing

Macintosh OS X

types of printers
Types of Printers
  • Laser Printers. A laser printer works much like a photocopier, using toner to image the page.
  • Dot Matrix. Printers that use a print head comprised of small pins that drive ink from a ribbon onto the paper.
  • Ink Jet. An ink jet printer sprays ink onto the paper from small nozzles in the print head.
  • Dye Sub. Printers spray a special heat-sensitive colorant onto the page and heat it, bonding it to the surface.

Macintosh OS X

printing from a macintosh
Printing from a Macintosh
  • There are four different components that come into play whenever you want to print your work on a Macintosh:the application program, the printer driver, Print Center, and the printer itself.

Macintosh OS X

print center
Print Center
  • The Print Center is a system-based tool that serves several purposes.
  • Print Center lets you select which printer you want to use to output a specific job.

Macintosh OS X

resolution
Resolution
  • Resolution describes how many dots per inch comprise an object on your monitor: 72, 300, or 600 dpi (dots per inch).
  • Print Center shows you a list of all the printers currently recognized by your Mac.
  • The Print Queue is where you can cancel printing jobs and see which files are going to print next.

Macintosh OS X

page setup
Page Setup
  • Almost all applications give you the option to manipulate the way your document will print.
  • You can adjust the page size, or choose the scale, or size percentage, that your document will print at on the page.
  • Page Setup changes according to the application you are in, so experiment when you find the time.
  • Custom Settings. You may need to set your printer to output a special job, temporarily.

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adding a new printer
Adding a New Printer
  • You can add several types of printers.
  • USB. A Universal Serial Bus printer can be unplugged while the Mac is on and you may plug in another USB device.
  • AppleTalk. Printers connected through AppleTalk can be shared by several computers.

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additional output options
Additional Output Options
  • PDF (Portable Document Format). A PDF is a document based on Adobe’s portable document format.
  • Previewing Documents. It’s a good habit to preview any documents you’re working on before printing them.

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Solving Printing Problems
  • OS X can help you when your printer acts up by opening a dialog box for you, which indicates the printing problem.
  • The most common printing problems you might face are printer jams and out of ink messages.
  • If you do receive a message from the OS, click the Stop Queue button and then attempt to repair the problem.
  • Once you have remedied the problem, choose the name of the document in the queue and press Retry.

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chapter 10

Chapter 10

iTools

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using itools
Using iTools
  • iTools are a collection of applications that offer functionality to both your local (desktop) and Internet productivity.
  • iTools are also integrated so that the images and movies can be used by other iTools such as Homepage and iCards.

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registering itools
Registering iTools
  • To use iTools, you need to sign up with Apple for an account to use them.
  • Don’t worry, registration is free.

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iDisk
  • iDisk is a free storage area on Apple’s servers for registered users of OS 9 and OS X.
  • You are provided 20 MB of space to store your personal documents.
  • iDisk keeps your items secure on Apple’s servers.

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idisk folders
iDisk Folders
  • Documents. Store all your letters and other files here. This is your private folder. No one can access it but you.
  • Pictures. Store all the images you want to use for storage or for your home page and iCards here.
  • Sites. This is where you store your HTML pages for your HomePage (another iTool) Web site.

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iDisk Folders, cont.
  • Movies. If you use QuickTime can access your movie to use in a Web page from this folder.
  • Public. Share your files with anyone on the Internet, though they don’t have iTools installed.
  • Software.This is where you can find updates and new OS X applications from Apple.
  • Music. Put your music files and your MP3 playlists for iTunes here.

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icards
iCards
  • First there was email and now there are electronic postcards from Apple called iCards.
  • You can choose from a wide assortment of currently available iCards or create your own.

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creating icards
Creating iCards
  • The iCard facility has many types and styles to choose from.

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homepage
HomePage
  • HomePage is perhaps the easiest way to publish your own Web pages.
  • HomePage uses the folders in your iDisk to gather the images, movies and files you wish to share through the Public folder.

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HomePage, cont.
  • The pages you build and store in the Sites folder are automatically uploaded to Apple’s Web servers.
  • Depending on how busy the server is, your pages could become active in a matter of minutes.

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iMovie
  • iMovie. This application, created by Apple, was offered free to anyone who purchased an iMac.
  • iMovie is free from Apple’s Web site. It offers an easy way to create exciting Web content.
  • iMovie is designed to compress your video footage into a size suitable for Web viewing.
  • Try to keep the movie length under 2 or 3 minutes, since each minute takes up to 8 MB of disk space.

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