OSX Manual ?

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  1. Avzone macrumors 6502

    Avzone

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    I have just purchased Osx 10.5.6 Leopard and to my surprise and disappointment the enclosed booklet is no more than glossy pictures of the Osx features.
    I did expect it to contain more 'How to' pages.
    This seems to be the standard nowadays! :(
    Can anyone recommend a good book of Osx 10.6 know how, as I do like to have something to read rather than looking up stuff in a online help menu.
    Many Thanks!
    :)
     
  2. Eminemdrdre00 macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately its not included, probably to be more "green", but also because this type of stuff is moving online (unfortunately for someone like you who wants a hard copy). You can DL a PDF @ Apples website...I guess printing it out is the only way to get a physical copy =\
    http://support.apple.com/manuals/#macosx105

    You want the one titled "Welcome to Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (Manual)"
     
  3. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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    Viewing it online is much more practical. Nothing to lose, rip, soil, etc...
     
  4. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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    There are some good books - I'd suggest Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual by David Pogue. HELP when are you in Finder (Menu bar) can also be useful.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Except for those people who might not have a wireless network or who have never used OS X before...

    Or if their computer crashes.
     
  6. Avzone thread starter macrumors 6502

    Avzone

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    >>>

    Thanks!
    The 1 you suggested em is the one that I was talking about thats included.
    I may invest in 'The Missing Manual'.
    BTW, can someone advise of how I can print the pages but fit twice as much on a4 paper, so for example if there were 10 pages to print that I can fit them on 5. I have tried rescaling but that only makes the document take up less space on 1 page (does not fit the next one on there etc).
    Many Thanks!
    :)
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You don't need a wireless network to have the Internet...:confused:
     
  8. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I assume that a port would already be taken by another computer. Wireless is certainly the most convenient way to get on the internet these days...
     
  10. millerj123 macrumors 6502a

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    I got Pogue's Leopard book, and so far, think it's about on par with the "dummy's" books. It gives you a little bit about a bunch of topics, but doesn't go very far in detail on any one. It does get you started, but I wound up looking online anyway for the additional detail.

    That having been said, I realize I didn't read all of it, so I'll give it another go...
     
  11. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Apple's official manual is available online. It's not exactly exhaustive, though.
     

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