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        <p><strong>1) First steps</strong> (a)
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packaging, you should also find</p> <ul> <li>A Micro-DVI to VGA
Adaptor</li> <li>A Micro-DVI to DVI Adaptor</li> <li>A Power cord</li>
<li>A 45W MagSafe Power Adaptor</li> <li>Software DVDs</li> </ul> <p>(b)
<strong>Charging</strong></p> <p>Pull away the plastic film from the 45W
MagSafe Power Adaptor and plug the adaptor into an electric socket. Take
the other end of the cable and connect it to the magnetic MagSafe power
port on the left hand side of your MacBook Air.</p> <p>If necessary,
extend the MagSafe cable by removing the prongs from the adaptor and
inserting the power cord into the socket beneath them. Place the other
end of the power cord into the electric socket. To disconnect the MagSafe
Power Adaptor from the electricity, first remove the power cord plug from
the adaptor.</p> <p>An amber light on the MagSafe connector shows that
the MacBook Air battery is charging. When the battery is fully charged, a
green light appears.</p> <p>(c) <strong>Basic features</strong></p>
<p>The basic features of your MacBook Air include</p> <ul> <li>(from
right to left) a microphone, camera indicator light, iSight camera, and
ambient light sensor at the top edge of the screen</li> <li>a mono
speaker under the keyboard</li> <li>a power button near the top right
hand corner</li> <li>a trackpad and trackpad button below the
keyboard</li> <li>a sleep indicator light and infrared receiver on the
right of the front edge of your MacBook Air</li> <li>a built-in
battery</li> <li>a MagSafe power port on the left-hand side</li> <li>a
headphone jack, USB 2.0 port, and a Micro-DVI port in a concealed hatch
on the right-hand side</li> </ul> <p><strong>2) Initial set-up</strong>
(a) <strong>Setup Assistant</strong></p> <p>Setup Assistant appears on
your screen when you first switch on the MacBook Air. Follow the
instructions that lead you to the "Do You Already Own a Mac?" screen. You
now have a choice between:</p> <ul> <li>a basic set-up</li> <li>a set-up
that includes the migration of files from another Mac</li> </ul> <p>(b)
<strong>Basic set-up</strong></p> <ul> <li>Choose "Do not transfer my
information now"</li> <li>Click "Continue"</li> <li>Use the prompts to
arrange your user account and wireless network </li> </ul> <p>(c)
<strong>Set-up with file migration from another Mac</strong></p> <ul>
<li>For this you need another Mac with an optical disc drive (see
"Optical discs" below)</li> </ul> <p>(d) <strong>Customise your MacBook
Air</strong></p> <ul> <li>Click Apple &gt; System Preferences on the Menu
Bar at the top of the screen, or click the System Preferences icon on the
Dock at the bottom</li> <li>Browse and use System Preferences to
customise your MacBook Air settings </li> </ul> <p>(e) <strong>Using the
trackpad</strong></p> <p>Use the trackpad to</p> <ul> <li>scroll</li>
<li>click</li> <li>double-click</li> <li>drag</li> <li>move the
pointer</li> </ul> <p>Control the distance you send the pointer across
the screen by the speed of your finger on the trackpad:</p> <ul> <li>a
slow movement of your finger sends the pointer a short distance</li>
<li>a fast movement sends the pointer a greater distance</li> </ul> <p>If
you’re unfamiliar with the trackpad, it’s worth spending time
learning its features. These include the following:</p> <ul>
<li><strong>Secondary or right clicking.</strong> This enables you to use
shortcut menu commands. Place two fingers on the trackpad, then click the
trackpad button.</li> <li><strong>Two finger scrolling.</strong> Scroll
up, down or sideways by making these movements with two fingers on the
trackpad.</li> </ul> <p>Some trackpad movements apply to specific
applications such as iPhoto:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Two finger
pinching.</strong> Pinch two fingers together on the trackpad to zoom in
or out.</li> <li><strong>Two finger rotating.</strong> Rotate two fingers
on the trackpad to turn images and pages.</li> <li><strong>Three finger
swiping.</strong> This allows you to turn quickly through the pages of a
document or through a series of images.</li> </ul> <p>To fine-tine and
set trackpad options:</p> <ul> <li>select Apple &gt; System
Preferences</li> <li>click Keyboard &amp; Mouse</li> <li>click
Trackpad</li> </ul> <p>For more details:</p> <ul> <li>select Help &gt;
Mac Help</li> <li>click Trackpad</li> </ul> <p><strong>3) Optical
discs</strong> (a) <strong>Using an optical disc drive</strong></p>
<p>Your MacBook Air does not have an optical disc drive. To</p> <ul>
<li>install the software that comes with the computer</li> <li>load other
applications and files from a disc</li> <li>migrate files</li> </ul>
<p>You must use the optical disc drive on another Mac or PC.
Alternatively, use a MacBook Air external SuperDrive</p> <p>(b)
<strong>Setting up CD/DVD sharing</strong></p> <p>The Mac or PC you use
for CD/DVD sharing must be on the same wired or wireless network. The Mac
must also have the Mac OS X v10.4.10 operating system or later. The PC
must have Windows XP or Windows Vista.</p> <p>Your MacBook Air comes with
a Mac OS X Install Disc 1. Use this to load the CD/DVD Sharing Setup.
This includes</p> <ul> <li>CD/DVD Sharing software</li> <li>Migration
Assistant</li> <li>Remote Install Mac OS X</li> </ul> <p>If you’re
using a Mac as your other computer, double click "DVD or CD Sharing
Setup" when it appears on screen.</p> <p>If you’re using a PC, click on
"DVD or CD Sharing" in the dialogue box that appears on screen.</p> <p>In
both cases, follow the screen instructions.</p> <p><strong>(c) Migrating
files and applications to your MacBook Air from another Mac</strong></p>
<ul> <li>Load the Mac OS X Install Disc 1 as above</li> <li>Ensure your
MacBook Air and the other Mac are on the same wireless or wired
network</li> <li>On the MacBook Air, follow the instructions of Setup
Assistant as far as the "Do You Already Own a Mac?" screen</li> <li>Click
"from another Mac"</li> <li>Select your wireless network (if you’re
working wirelessly) and click "Continue"</li> <li>On the screen "Connect
To Your Other Mac", a passcode now appears</li> </ul> <p><strong>Please
note: the following steps apply to the other Mac</strong></p> <ul> <li>In
Applications/Utilities, open Migration Assistant and click
"Continue"</li> <li>Choose "To another Mac" as your migration method and
click "Continue"</li> <li>Close all other applications, if you have not
done so already, and click "Continue"</li> <li>Enter the passcode from
the MacBook Air screen in the given box</li> <li>Click "Continue"</li>
<li>The migration now starts</li> </ul> <p>During the migration, do not
use your other Mac for anything else.</p> <p><strong>(d) Loading other
data</strong></p> <p>Using your wireless connection, you can download
many applications from the Internet.</p> <p>To load applications from a
DVD or CD:</p> <ul> <li>set up CD/DVD sharing (see (b) above) and follow
the instructions in (e) below, or </li> <li>connect a MacBook Air
SuperDrive to the USB port, insert the disc, and follow the onscreen
instructions</li> </ul> <p><strong>(e) Sharing discs</strong></p> <p>You
can share a CD or DVD on a Mac or PC with your MacBook Pro.</p>
<p><strong>Please note:</strong> you may not be able to share films and
games because they are copy-protected.</p> <ul> <li>Follow the procedure
given in (b)</li> <li>Ensure your MacBook Air and the other computer are
on the same network</li> </ul> <p>If your other computer is a Mac:</p>
<ul> <li>select Apple &gt; System Preferences</li> <li>choose
"Sharing"</li> <li>select "DVD or CD Sharing" </li> </ul> <p>If your
other computer is a PC:</p> <ul> <li>choose the "DVD or CD Sharing"
panel</li> <li>click "Enable DVD or CD Sharing" </li> </ul> <p>Now
continue on the other Mac or the PC as follows:</p> <ul> <li>place a CD
or DVD in the optical disc drive (on the MacBook Air, the disc will
appear in the Finder sidebar under "Devices")</li> <li>click "Accept"
when prompted to do so on the other Mac or PC </li> <li>the disc will
then become available to your MacBook Air</li> </ul> <p><strong>4) Sleep
mode and shutting your MacBook Air down</strong> <strong>(a) Sleep
mode</strong></p> <p>To use the sleep mode on your MacBook Air for short
periods of inactivity, take one of the following actions:</p> <ul>
<li>close your display</li> <li>select Apple &gt; Sleep on the Menu
Bar</li> <li>select Apple &gt; System Preferences, then Energy Saver, and
set the sleep timer</li> <li>press your power button and select Sleep
from the dialogue box</li> </ul> <p><strong>Please note:</strong> do not
move your MacBook Air until the sleep indicator light begins to pulse,
otherwise you risk damaging your hard disc.</p> <p>To wake your MacBook
Air from sleep mode:</p> <ul> <li>open the closed display, or</li>
<li>press the power button or any key of the keyboard if the display is
open</li> </ul> <p><strong>(b) Shutting the MacBook Air down</strong></p>
<ul> <li>Select Apple &gt; Shut Down from the Menu Bar, or </li>
<li>Press the power button and select Shut Down in the dialogue box</li>
</ul> <p><strong>5) Quick Mac OS X guide</strong> <strong>(a) Operating
system</strong></p> <p>Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard is the operating system of
your MacBook Air. It controls your files, applications and connected
devices. It works in a comparable way to Windows.</p> <p><strong>(b)
Basic controls</strong></p> <p>The basic controls are your keyboard and
trackpad. If you’re more used to Windows, you’ll find that you’ll
need to use the keyboard and trackpad fewer times to achieve similar
results.</p> <p><strong>(c) Central features</strong></p> <p>The icons,
layouts and navigation of the MacBook Air screens are straightforward.
Along with the windows, menus, folders and shortcuts, are four central
features that help you work quickly and simply:</p> <ul> <li>Desktop</li>
<li>Dock</li> <li>Finder</li> <li>Menu bar</li> </ul>
<p><em>Desktop</em></p> <p>Desktop is the screen you start with each time
you use your MacBook Air. Use it to store such things as files, folders
and pictures.</p> <p>The first icon you’ll see on Desktop is the
Macintosh HD (hard drive). When you use other functions of your MacBook
Air, further HD icons appear. Double-click an icon to view its files and
applications.</p> <p>Please note the following.</p> <ul> <li>When you
connect a peripheral device to your MacBook Air, an icon appears on the
Desktop</li> <li>If you have different users for your MacBook Air, Mac OS
X gives each one a Desktop</li> <li>Desktop always lies behind the
applications that you run</li> </ul> <p><em>Dock</em></p> <p>The Dock is
a row of icons along the bottom of your screen. Click on these icons to
access your folders, applications and windows.</p> <p>Note that when a
window appears, it has three coloured buttons in the top left corner.</p>
<ul> <li>Red closes the window</li> <li>Yellow minimises the window to
the Dock</li> <li>Green maximises and minimises the size of the
window</li> </ul> <p><em>Finder</em></p> <p>The Finder is an icon on the
far left of the Dock. Use it to navigate and manage your MacBook Air’s
folders, files and applications.</p> <p><em>Menu Bar</em></p> <p>The Mac
OS X Menu Bar is a single line at the top of the screen.</p> <p>Use the
Menu Bar to</p> <ul> <li>view recent work</li> <li>view and change
settings and applications</li> <li>close applications</li> <li>interact
with a programme</li> <li>log in</li> <li>log out </li> <li>start the
sleep mode</li> <li>begin restart</li> <li>switch off your MacBook
Air</li> </ul> <p>The Menu Bar changes to match the application you’re
using.</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong></p> <p>Your MacBook Air has a
headphone jack, USB 2.0 port, and a Micro-DVI port concealed in a hatch
on the right-hand side. You also receive a Micro-DVI to VGA adaptor and a
Micro-DVI to DVI adaptor with your MacBook Air. Use the ports and
adaptors to connect a range of peripheral devices such as printers,
cameras and hard drives. Alternatively use the Bluetooth® wireless
connection.</p> <p><strong>7) Battery power</strong></p> <p>You can run
your MacBook Air directly from an electricity supply by using the 45W
MagSafe Power Adaptor. Alternatively use the built-in battery.</p> <p>The
time between battery charges varies according to the applications you use
and the drain on power caused by peripheral devices. If you don’t need
a wireless connection, you can turn off AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth®
to help extend the battery’s charge.</p> <p>Connect the MagSafe Power
Adaptor once the battery begins to run low. The adaptor works when the
MacBook Air is on, in sleep mode, or off. To recharge your MacBook Air as
quickly as possible, however, turn the computer off or put it in sleep
mode.</p> <p>The amber light on the MagSafe Power Adaptor tells you that
you must charge the battery. The green light indicates that charging is
complete. The battery icon in the Menu Bar shows you the battery charge
level.</p> <p><strong>Please note:</strong> you cannot change your
MacBook Air battery yourself. Only an Apple authorised dealer can replace
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