Matthew MacDonald is an author, educator, and programmer extraordinaire. He’s the author of over a dozen books about .NET programming, including Beginning ASP.NET: Novice to Professional (Apress), The Book of VB .NET (No Starch), and Microsoft Visual Basic.NET Programmer’s Cookbook (Microsoft Press). In a dimly remembered past life, he studied English literature and theoretical physics.
Emily Moore (editor) Emily Moore has authored or edited fourteen books to date (including this fine tome). She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and daughter. Email: email@example.com.
Sarah Milstein (editor) is O’Reilly’s senior editor for Missing Manuals and co-author of Google: The Missing Manual. She’s thrilled to have learned the Excel status bar trick described on Section 3.2. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter Meyers (editor, original edition) is pleased to report that, now that he understands Excel’s Lognormdist function, he’ll never actually have to use it. At O’Reilly Media, he works as an editor on the Missing Manual series. Peter lives with his wife and cat in New York City. Email: email@example.com.
Michele Filshie (copy editor) is O’Reilly’s assistant editor for Missing Manuals and editor of four Personal Trainers (another O’Reilly series). Before turning to the world of computer-related books, Michele was all literature, all the time, and spent many happy years at Black Sparrow Press. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Schmalz (tech editor, previous edition) thinks Excel is the coolest thing since the Color Computer III. He’s the author of Integrating Excel and Access (O’Reilly) and has tech-reviewed several books for O’Reilly. Email: email@example.com.
Rose Cassano (cover illustration) has worked as an independent designer and illustrator for 20 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 working there a reality. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.rosecassano.com.
Missing Manuals are witty, 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 RepKover, a detached-spine binding that lets the book lie perfectly flat without the assistance of weights or cinder blocks.
Recent and upcoming titles include:
Access for Starters: The Missing Manual by Kate J. Chase
AppleScript: The Missing Manual by Adam Goldstein
AppleWorks 6: The Missing Manual by Jim Elferdink and David Reynolds
Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland
eBay: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner
Excel: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
FileMaker Pro 8: The Missing Manual by Geoff Coffey and Susan Prosser
FrontPage 2003: The Missing Manual by Jessica Mantaro
GarageBand 2: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
Google: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by Sarah Milstein and Rael Dornfest
Home Networking: The Missing Manual by Scott Lowe
iLife ’05: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
iMovie HD & iDVD 5: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
iPhoto 5: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, Third Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer
iWork ’05: The Missing Manual by Jim Elferdink
Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition by David Pogue
Office 2004 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual by Mark H. Walker and Franklin Tessler
Photoshop Elements 4: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage
QuickBooks: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore
Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition by David Pogue and Adam Goldstein
Windows XP for Starters: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
Windows XP Home Edition: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by David Pogue
Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by David Pogue, Craig Zacker, and Linda Zacker