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Excel 2010: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

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The Missing Credits

About the Author

Matthew MacDonald (author) is a science and technology writer with well over a dozen books to his name. Office geeks can follow him into the word of databases with Access 2010: The Missing Manual. Web fans can build an online home with him in Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual. And human beings of all description can discover just how strange they really are in Your Brain: The Missing Manual and Your Body: The Missing Manual.

About the Creative Team

Brian Sawyer (editor) is an editor for O’Reilly Media’s Head First division. He’s also served as lead editor for the company’s popular Hacks series, editor for Missing Manuals and Make: Books, and contributing editor to Craft magazine. When not writing or editing about technology, he uses it to help train for marathons (see Chapter 4 of Best Android Apps).

Nellie McKesson (production editor) is a graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She lives in Brockton, Mass., and spends her spare time studying graphic design and making t-shirts (www.endplasticdesigns.com). Email: .

Alison O’Byrne (copyeditor) is a full-time freelance editor with over eight years’ experience specializing in corporate and government projects for international clients. She lives with her family in Dublin, Ireland. Email: . Web: www.alhaus.com.

Zack Barresse (technical reviewer) is a Microsoft Excel MVP and has held that title for six consecutive years. He works as a full-time fire fighter in his hometown of Boardman, Oregon, where he resides with his wife and four children.

Rhea Howard (technical reviewer) is an Operations Analyst at O’Reilly Media. She lives with her partner in Berkeley, CA.

Acknowledgements

Writing a book about a program as sprawling and complex as Excel is a labor of love (love of pain, that is). I’m deeply indebted to a whole host of people who helped out with this edition and the two previous ones. They include Nellie McKesson, Brian Sawyer, Peter Meyers, Sarah Milstein, and technical reviewers Zack Barresse and Rhea Howard. I also owe thanks to many people who worked to get this book formatted, indexed, and printed—you can meet many of them on the Missing Credits page.

Completing this book required a few sleepless nights (and many sleep-deprived days). I extend my love and thanks to my daughters Maya and Brenna, who put up with it without crying most of the time, my dear wife Faria, who mostly did the same, and our moms and dads (Nora, Razia, Paul, and Hamid), who contributed hours of babysitting, tasty meals, and general help around the house that kept this book on track. So thanks everyone—without you half of the book would still be trapped inside my brain!

Matthew MacDonald

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