Technical book publisher O’Reilly on Friday announced the publication of “Mac OS X Power Hound” and “Adobe InDesign One-on-One.” The former, authored by Rob Griffiths, is a US$24.95, 536-page tome aimed at users of Mac OS X v10.3, also known as “Panther.” Griffiths, who noted that “This OS, which has tripped up more than one computer veteran, is unlike anything that came before,” takes readers through more than 650 secrets, hints, trips and tricks that cover the Desktop and Finder, Apple’s so-called “iApps,” such utilities as the Terminal and more. Editors David Pogue, creator of O’Reilly’s “Missing Manual” series and author of several of its books, and Adam Goldstein, writer of the upcoming “AppleScript: The Missing Manual,” assisted with the text.
In “Adobe InDesign One-on-One,” writer and Adobe Certified Expert Deke McClelland offers a dozen topic-driven lessons that feature project-based exercises. “I walk you through InDesign just as if I were teaching you in a classroom or corporate consulting environment,” he said. The CD packaged with the US$44.95, 400-page book includes two hours of video instruction and the book is packed with over 600 color images, diagrams and screenshots.