The Missing Credits

About the Author

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David Sawyer McFarland is president of Sawyer McFarland Media, Inc., a Web development and training company in Portland, Oregon. He’s been building Web sites since 1995, when he designed his first Web site: an online magazine for communication professionals. He’s served as the Webmaster at the University of California at Berkeley and the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center.

In addition to building Web sites, David is also a writer, trainer, and instructor. He’s taught Dreamweaver at Intuit, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, the Center for Electronic Art, the Academy of Art College, Ex’Pressions Center for New Media, and the Art Institute of Portland. He’s written articles about Dreamweaver and the Web for both Macworld magazine and, and serves as the Dreamweaver editor for MX Developer’s Journal.

He welcomes feedback about this book by email: . (If you’re seeking technical help, however, please refer to the sources listed in Appendix A.)

About the Creative Team

David Pogue (editor) is the weekly computer columnist for the New York Times and the creator of the Missing Manual series. He’s the author or co-author of 35 books, including nine in this series and six in the “For Dummies” line (including Magic, Opera, Classical Music, and The Flat-Screen iMac). In his other life, David is a former Broadway show conductor, a magician, and a pianist ( ).

He welcomes feedback about Missing Manual titles by email: .

Nan Barber (co-editor, copy editor) co-authored Office X for the Macintosh: The Missing Manual and Office 2001 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual. As the principal copy editor for this series, she has edited the titles on iPhoto, Mac OS X, AppleWorks 6, iMovie, iPod & iTunes, and Windows XP. Email: .

Rose Cassano (cover illustration) has worked as an independent designer and illustrator for twenty years. Assignments have ranged from the nonprofit sector to corporate clientele. She lives in beautiful Southern Oregon, grateful for the miracles of modern technology that make living and working there a reality. Email: . Web: .

Phil Simpson (design and layout) works out of his office in Stamford, Connecticut, where he has had his graphic design business since 1982. He is experienced in many facets of graphic design, including corporate identity, publication design, and corporate and medical communications. Email: .

Murray Summers (technical editor), is a biochemist by training, but has spent the last 20 years working in the computer industry. In 1998, Murray started his own Web site production company, Great Web Sights. As a Macromedia Evangelist, he also participates in the sponsored newsgroups for Dreamweaver and other products. He lives in rural Philadelphia with his wife Suzanne, their 11-year-old daughter Carly, a Golden Retriever, an Eski-poo, and a goldfish.


Many thanks to all those who helped with this book, including my students, who always help me see technical issues through beginners’ eyes, and Murray Summers, whose technical edits provided a comfortable safety net to protect me from any embarrassing gaffes. (Thanks to Danilo Celic, too, whose contributions as technical editor for the previous edition of this book still shine through.)

Of course, without the hard work of the Dreamweaver team, this book wouldn’t have been possible.

Finally, thanks to David Pogue whose unflagging enthusiasm and endurance is inspiring; my wife, Scholle, for always being there; my mom and Doug; Mary and David; and Phyllis and Les, whose enthusiasm for this project never failed to encourage me.

—David Sawyer McFarland

The Missing Manual series is a joint venture between Pogue Press—the dream team introduced on these pages—and O’Reilly & Associates, one of the most respected publishers on earth. It’s only because Tim O’Reilly and his team had the vision to take a gamble on this concept that this book came into existence.

Thanks, too, to agent David Rogelberg; David Sawyer McFarland, who was not only a dream author but who performed an eleventh-hour “beta read” of his own; Tom and Johnna Dinse for their masterful indexing talent; Jennifer Barber, Chuck Brandstater, Kate Briggs, John Cacciatore, Laura Chavanne, Danny Marcus, and Sada Preisch for their proofreading smarts; and the other Pogues—Jennifer, Kelly, and Tia—who make this series, and everything else, possible.

—David Pogue

The Missing Manual Series

Missing Manual books are designed to be superbly written guides to computer products that don’t come with printed manuals (which is just about all of them). Each book features a handcrafted index, cross-references to specific page numbers (not just “see Chapter 14“), and an ironclad promise never to use an apostrophe in the possessive word its. Current and upcoming titles include:

  • Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Panther Edition by David Pogue

  • Windows XP Home Edition: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual, Panther Edition by David Pogue

  • iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer

  • iLife ’04: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • iPhoto 4: The Missing Manual by David Pogue, Joseph Schorr, & Derrick Story

  • iMovie 4 and iDVD: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • GarageBand: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • Mac OS X Hints, Panther Edition by Rob Griffiths

  • FileMaker Pro 7: The Missing Manual by Geoff Coffey

  • Office X for Macintosh: The Missing Manual by Nan Barber, Tonya Engst, & David Reynolds

  • AppleWorks 6: The Missing Manual by Jim Elferdink & David Reynolds-

  • Windows XP Home Edition: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual by David Pogue, Craig Zacker, & L. J. Zacker

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