If you have a Macintosh and use its latest and greatest operating system, Mac OS 8.5, then <i>Using Mac OS 8.5</i> is just what you need to help you get the most out of your machine. Written in a practical, hands-on style and organized in a logical, systematic fashion, Using Mac OS 8.5 provides comprehensive coverage of all things Macintosh. In this book, you9ll learn the ins and outs of using a Mac, including everything from how to efficiently work with windows to automating and personalizing your computer. The book features extensive step-by-step instructions showing you how to use your Mac, while giving you background information you need to successfully apply the techniques you learn to your own tasks. Bonus features of <i>Using Mac OS 8.5</i> include cross-references to related topics in the book and frequent sidebars containing expert tips, references to additional information, and even Mac trivia to help you put it all together. A unique jump table helps you quickly locate information on specific tasks. Featuring a conversational and easy-to-read style, <i>Using Mac OS 8.5</i> provides information you can really use, no matter what your level of Mac expertise. The book is organized into the following parts: - Working with Your Mac. In this part, you'll learn the best ways to work with the core elements of your Mac9s interface, including windows, folders, the Finder, menus, the Control Strip, and so on. Sherlock, one of 8.59s most compelling new features, is covered in detail. - Customizing Your Mac. Here, you'll learn how to customize your Mac so that it looks and works the way you want it to. Chapters cover changing the way your Mac looks and sounds, managing memory and the System Folder, using and creating keyboard shortcuts, and automating your Mac. - Using Mac Hardware. This part teaches you about hardware you can use with your Mac, including input, output, and networking devices. - Using Your Mac to Work with Others. Here, you'll learn how to share resources with other Mac users. You'll also learn how to co-exist, peacefully and productively, with Windows computers, including connecting Macs and Windows on the same network. - Using Your Mac to Surf the Internet. In this part, you9ll learn how to use your Mac to make the most of the Internet, including how to connect your Macto the Net, send and receive email, browse the World Wide Web, and read newsgroups. You'll learn advanced techniques that will enable you to surf like a pro. - Maintaining, Fixing, and Upgrading Your Mac. This part of the book helps you solve problems and keep your Mac working at its best. - Using Mac Appendices. <i>Using Mac OS 8.5</i> also includes useful appendices on working with PowerBooks, installing and maintaining the OS, and understanding Mac lingo. <i>Using Mac OS 8.5</i> is your best resource to help you get the most out of your Macintosh. Synopsis<br> <i>Using Mac OS 8.5</i> provides comprehensive information on all aspects of the newest and best Macintosh operating system ever. Through its hands-on, step-by-step instructions, easy-to-read style, and special features, you can learn to use your Mac more effectively and have more fun doing it.