Jim Elferdink is the author of Office 2008 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual and iWork '05: The Missing Manual, and co-author of AppleWorks 6: The Missing Manual. He also owns Macs for the Masses, a Macintosh consulting company. In former lifetimes a commercial photographer, farm owner, carpenter, and cabinetmaker; currently he enjoys gourmet cooking, digital photography, and racing sports cars. College introduced him to the Mac Plus and to comely professor Joy Hardin. He bought one and married the other. They share a home in the redwoods of far Northern California.
"The author does a masterful job of showing how to accomplish fundamental tasks in each of the applications, as well as demonstrate how they work together in the Project Center. We found answers to virtually all the questions we had about programs in the suite, as well as useful tips, notes, and figures. There is no better single volume guide. "
--Michael L. Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing
"I think that anyone who wants to get the full
value out of their Office 2008 for Macintosh software
purchase must have a copy of Office 2008 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual - even long time users
of Office. I also think that any new Office user
would be lucky to use 10% of its capability without
the book. Talk about improving the return on your
--Roger Bernau, ACT Apple User Group Incorporated
"Anyone who is serious about working with iWork 05 should have this book. While Apple actually does include printed manuals for Pages and Keynote 2 in the shrink-wrapped retail iWork box, they're pretty light on depth and detail, and not really up to the job of helping you get the best of this program...With a list price of $24.95, the book is a bit of a bargain, and also includes 45 days of free trial access to the O'Reilly Network's online Safari Bookshelf, where you can search thousands of top tech books, download whole chapters, cut and paste code samples, and find answers fast."
--Charles Moore, AppleLinks