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Mac OS X Leopard For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Bob LeVitus
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Mac OS X Leopard is the new cat in town, and wait until you see all the tricks it can do! Whether you’re new to the Mac or a longtime Mac-thusiast, Mac OS X Leopard For Dummies is the fun and friendly way to have your Leopard purring in no time.

While the Mac has built its reputation in part on being user-friendly, OS X Leopard has lots of features that do lots of things—and that’s where Mac OS X Leopard For Dummies puts you a step ahead. If you’re meeting your first Mac, start at the beginning and you’ll feel like a pro in no time.  If you’re familiar with earlier incarnations of OS X, you can jump right to the chapters on organizing your files and getting a sneak peek with Quick Look, backing up with the cool new Time Machine, using Spaces to manage Finder and application windows, and getting down with all the cool Mac multimedia features.

Mac OS X Leopard For Dummies shows you how to:

  • Customize your Dock and desktop
  • Search smarter with Spotlight
  • Sync your contacts and calendars
  • Watch movies, play music, and download digital photos or video
  • Start video chats on the fly
  • Surf the Web with Safari—safely
  • Get organized with Spaces
  • Run Microsoft Windows on an Intel-based Mac
  • Protect your kids with Parental Controls
  • Set up a network and share files

Written by Bob LeVitus, a.k.a. “Dr. Mac”, Mac OS X Leopard For Dummies is quite likely the fastest and easiest way to tame a Leopard!



Editorial Reviews

Review

"…the book admirably teaches a useful range of keyboard short cuts…a good introduction to the Mac." (Mac User, February 2008)

From the Back Cover

Simplify backups with Time Machine and protect your data

The fun and easy way to unleash the power of Leopard's exciting features

Want to sink your claws into Leopard? Whether you're new to the Mac or a longtime Mac-thusiast, this friendly guide gets you up and running with Apple's latest OS. From navigating the Finder and adding Dashboard widgets to networking, using speech recognition and accessibility features, and troubleshooting, you'll find everything you need to make the most of this sleek operating system

Discover how to:

  • Customize your Dock and Desktop
  • Search smarter with Spotlight
  • Sync contacts and calendars with ease
  • Start video chats on the fly
  • Surf the Web safely
  • Get organized with Spaces

Product Details

  • File Size: 17542 KB
  • Print Length: 436 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470054336
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (October 26, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000XPNUYU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,005,058 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't be a Dummie and Buy It January 20, 2008
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I am a first time Mac owner, and I thought this would be just what I needed. IF the author spent less time on being cute, and more on being informative, it might work. There were so many things that were barely touched on including "Mail" that if you are a first time Mac user this book does little to make you feel comfortable with it. Spend a few more dollars and get the "The Missing Manual Leopard Edition. David Pogue takes up almost 900 pages to explain what you need to know as opposed to "Dummies" 450 pages.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Getting to know a Leopard December 7, 2007
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Mac OS X Leopard For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))

As in the past "Dr. Mac" LeVitus has written a basic, yet thorough, introduction to this latest version of OS X. Not only does it contain well organized information, but it is fun to read. Each section has clear instructions that are easy to follow when read through as a unit. My one reservation is that the index is not as complete as I would like. The "Dummies" books all add on the cover: "A Reference for the Rest of Us!". I find that topics that are actually available in the book are not in the index when one tries to look them up. With a better index this would be a much better reference.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Office 2008 for Dummies June 25, 2008
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I found that the "Dummy" books were very helpful with my old Mac/Office software, and l purchased this book on that basis. So far, it has been most helpful on my iMac/Office 2008 setup, clarifying procedures and capabilities, and helping me in understanding the systems. I recommend it.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Macs 4 Me January 21, 2009
Format:Paperback
Ok. I bought the book before I bought Office 2008. I use the book for a cheat sheet for my Entourage. Yes I had to get rid of Outlook. Good read with a sense of humor. If you love to learn the little things, tips, etc. this is the book for you.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only if you are a beginner November 28, 2007
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent book if you never had any experience with Macs. But if you have even a little , it is not worth it.

He barely covers any subject in depth, he touches on subjects that truthfully could be assess in Help. Every little tips, or shortcuts or insiders information- so for a true beginner, is a good book but for anyone else ,save your money and try Help in the mac menu.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Reference October 6, 2009
Format:Paperback
"Office 2008 for Mac: for Dummies" was written by Bob Levitus, the well-known Mac expert often referred to as Dr. Mac. In describing the book he states "I don't think you're dumb - quite the opposite! My second choice for this book's title was 'Office 2008 for Mac For People Smart Enough to Know They Need Help With It'.

Mr. Levitus writes in straight-forward, everyday language, avoiding the technical jargon that causes most of us to roll our eyes and sends our brains into panic mode. The book is full of information and advice covering all the things you need to know about Office 2008 for Mac and includes timesaving tips, tricks, techniques, and step-by-step instructions with a bit of humor added.

"Office 2008 for Mac: for Dummies" is a good reference for both the first time Office user and the experienced Office user. Part 1 starts with the very basics, describing the three Office versions available to purchase, how to install them, and how to set them up. Then looks at the features that work the same in all four of the applications.

The book is then divided into specialized sections, one for each of the applications included in Office 2008 for Mac, starting with the most popular application, Microsoft Word. The author begins with very basic information explaining what a word processor is and does and continues on through all the procedures, tools and elements used in Word to help the reader master the use of the application. This section ends with subjects such as creating a Table of Contents, using the collaboration features, and how to create web pages.

Mr. LeVitus uses this same format in introducing each of the other Office 2008 applications, Power Point, Excel, and Entourage.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very basic information November 9, 2009
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I had bought this book strictly for the excel portion of it. I already have a pretty good knowledge base, but wanted extra help with graphing. Unfortunately, the book barley touches graphing (only 3 pages worth. For reference, the book spends 3 pages at the beginning of the section explaining what a spreadsheet is) and definitely doesn't give any help with advanced graphing.

If you hardly know how to use a computer and have never used any version of office, this book is great for you. If you are looking for more advanced/detailed information rather than a very basic overview, look someplace else.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read! December 11, 2007
By J. Smet
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this is a great read if you have changed from windows to mac. i learned a lot from it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The usual basic dummy book.
Published 2 days ago by cua
5.0 out of 5 stars Good beginner book and modest reference book
An excellent book outlining all the major functions of Mac Leopard. It is more detailed than the title would suggest. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Steven C. Seward
4.0 out of 5 stars Office 2008
Very helpful. Anytime I have problems with Word, this is my go-to book. It is not too detailed but just enough.
Published 6 months ago by c.deckinga
1.0 out of 5 stars This one is a bummer….Don't buy!
The graphs, and all image work was so faintly printed that it was almost impossible to read. As long as you are going to have illustrations you may as well lake them readable. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Roberta Loach
3.0 out of 5 stars OK product
I have not used it much. The times that I have, it mostly answered my questions. I found it somewhat helpful.
Published 11 months ago by Ted Hibner
1.0 out of 5 stars Mac OS X Leopard for Dummies
You get what you pay for.
I was trying to learn how to load a music CD into iTunes and then transfer the edited version to an iPod. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Sliderule
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Information.
I needed a guide to understand the Office 2008 for Mac. It is nice to have it in book-form, where you can read the information you need and not have to write it down from the... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Daisy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Bought for my parents to introduce them to Mac environment. They use it every day and it's a good reference.
Published 18 months ago by Jeffrey M Maier
4.0 out of 5 stars Yep, it's a book
Item was as described. Can't see why they want so many words in the this description, as I said, it's a book.
Published 19 months ago by Rockcrawler
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD Product
Good product for someone moving from PC to Mac - it helped me a lot and still answers some questions from time to time. Great price for new book...
Published on September 26, 2010 by Kevin K Anderson
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Edward C. Baig is the Personal Technology columnist for USA TODAY and the author of Macs For Dummies, 10th Edition. Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus pens the popular Dr. Mac column for the Houston Chronicle and is the author of Mac OS X® Snow Leopard For Dummies.


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