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How to Check Spelling in a Mac Snow Leopard Pages Document

A spelling error can ruin the effect of even a well-designed document. Pages — the Mac OS X Snow Leopard desktop publishing application — can check spelling as you type [more…]

How to Print a Mac Snow Leopard Pages Document

After you have created, formatted, and spellchecked your Pages document, you may want to print it. You can print your Pages document on real paper, of course, but don’t forget that you can also save a [more…]

How to Share Your Finished Mac Snow Leopard Pages Document

You don’t have to print your finished pages document to share it with others. Snow Leopard lets you distribute your Pages document electronically in a number of ways. All you need to share you Pages document [more…]

How to Create a Spreadsheet in Mac Snow Leopard

Numbers is the application included with Mac OS X Snow Leopard that lets you create and use spreadsheets, which organize and calculate numbers by using a grid system of rows and columns. Numbers ships [more…]

How to Open an Existing Mac Snow Leopard Spreadsheet File

Snow Leopard provides Numbers, an application you can use to create and work with spreadsheets. If a Numbers document appears in a Finder window, you can just double-click the document icon to open it; [more…]

How to Save a Mac Snow Leopard Spreadsheet

If you’re not a huge fan of retyping data a second time, save your Mac OS X spreadsheets often (just in case of a power failure or a co-worker’s mistake). Follow these steps to save your spreadsheet to [more…]

How to Organize Your Files with Color and Spotlight Comments in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Snow Leopard lets you color-code files and folders and add Spotlight comments to help you organize and recognize your data in a hurry. For example, why not assign the green label color to the [more…]

How to Display or Hide File Extensions in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Extensions are alien creatures to most Mac owners. However, Snow Leopard lets you see these three- or four-character add-ons at the end of a filename. The extension identifies which program [more…]

How to Use Services to Share Program Capabilities in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

In Mac OS X Snow Leopard, the Services application allows you to merge information from one application with another. Services can also include functionality from an application, so you can create new [more…]

How to Make Mac OS X Snow Leopard Safer for Children

Snow Leopard offers parental controls designed to make your child’s computer experience safer, but it also offers the Simple Finder that gives you even more control over what various users on your system [more…]

How to Create a User Account on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Creating an account is the first step in setting up Mac Snow Leopard for multiple users. One great use of accounts is to create an account for your children so you can set parental controls. You can limit [more…]

How to Edit a Mac OS X Snow Leopard User Account

If you have administrator access, Mac OS X Snow Leopard lets you change an existing account from the Accounts pane in System Preferences. You can control a number of settings via user accounts, such as [more…]

How to Delete a User Account in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

After you set up a user account on your Mac, your aren’t stuck with it forever. If for any reason you want to wipe out an account from the face of the Earth, Snow Leopard makes it easy. To delete an account [more…]

How to Use Snow Leopard’s FileVault to Protect Your Privacy

Snow Leopard offers a feature called FileVault, which helps you protect the privacy of your Mac files. FileVault provides Home folder encryption that prevents just about anyone except the NSA or FBI from [more…]

How to Configure Your Mac OS X Snow Leopard Login Screen for Multiple Users

If you plan for more than one person to use your Mac, you'll want to set up your login screen to accommodate multiple users. Mac OS X Snow Leopard allows you to display a list login screen, a login screen [more…]

How to Start Mac Applications Automatically after Login

Mac OS X Snow Leopard lets you configure multiple user accounts. Each account can have its own selection of applications that run automatically when that user logs in. These applications are Login Items [more…]

How to Use Apple Mail on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Mac Snow Leopard offers Apple Mail as an email application. The Mail icon resides in the Dock; click it to open the Mail window. Besides the familiar toolbar, which naturally carries buttons specific to [more…]

How to Add an Apple Mail Account on Snow Leopard

By default, Mac OS X Snow Leopard's Mail application already includes one (or more) accounts when you first run it, depending on the information you entered when you installed Snow Leopard. But you can [more…]

How to Set Mac OS X Snow Leopard File Permissions

Mac OS X Snow Leopard lets you set permissions on files you own that determine who can access those files. The combination of privileges, ownership, and group determines who can do what with the file. [more…]

How to Change Mac Snow Leopard’s Startup Disk Preferences

In System Preferences, Mac lets you determine which system to use to start up your computer. Click the gear icon on the Dock to open System Preferences and then click Startup Disk. Mac OS X displays the [more…]

How to Print Contacts from Mac OS X Snow Leopard's Address Book

If you want to print contacts from your Mac Address Book, you can choose from two different formats. By default, Address Book prints on standard U.S. letter-size paper [more…]

How to Set Up a Dial-Up Internet Connection in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

When you sign up for Internet access, your ISP sends you the settings that you need to connect to the Internet. After you get them in Mac OS X Snow Leopard, you should be surfing the Web like an old pro [more…]

How to Configure an Ethernet Connection in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

If you’re using a network, cable modem, or DSL connection, you need to set Ethernet preferences. Configuring Mac OS X Snow Leopard to use an Ethernet connection is easy, once you collect the necessary [more…]

How to Rip Audio Files with Mac OS X Snow Leopard

You don’t have to rely on Internet downloads to get audio files. Mac OS X Snow Leopard lets you create your own MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV files from your audio CDs with iTunes. The process [more…]

What You Need to Set Up Your Mac OS X Snow Leopard Wired Network

To set up a network on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, you need the right hardware and software. Some of the hardware and most of the software that you’ll need probably came with your Mac, and any good-sized computer [more…]


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