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Part II: Things to Do with your iMac  > Typing (also called Word Processing) an...

Chapter 4. Typing (also called Word Processing) and More[*]

[*] This is the most important chapter in this look! Please read it!

Typing is one of the basic things you'll be doing on your iMac. In addition to information about typing, this chapter also contains stuff you need to know to work in every application on the iMac. No matter what you plan to use your computer for, you should work through this chapter because all of the things you learn here will apply to everything you'll ever do on the iMac.

If you took a break from the first part of the book and turned off your computer, then of course you must now turn it back on. You're going to open AppleWorks (it might be called ClarisWorks on an older iMac; they're basically the same program) and make a new word processing document. You'll change the typeface, the type size, the indents, and more. And you'll save the document, close it, and quit the application. It's not an entire tutorial for using a word processor, but it's what you need to get started on your iMac.

Important note about registering AppleWorks/ClarisWorks

The first time you open AppleWorks, it might ask for your name, business, and the registration number. The registration number is your proof that you own the product, and some software won't even let you install the product until you type in this number. Some AppleWorks messages tell you the registration number is on a card. It's not. You don't have a card. Leave the registration box blank and click the OK button. Later, when it asks when you want to register your product over the modem, click the button "Never." When you register your iMac, that process automatically registers your copy of AppleWorks or ClarisWorks.

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