O'Reilly logo

Facebook: The Missing Manual by E. A. Vander Veer

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

The Missing Credits

About the Author

E.A. Vander Veer started out in the software trenches, lexing and yaccing and writing shell scripts with the best of them. She remained busy and happy for years writing C++ programs and wresting data from recalcitrant databases. After a stint as an Object Technology Evangelist (yes, that’s an actual job title), she found a way to unite all her passions: writing about cool computer stuff in prose any human being can understand. Books followed—over a dozen so far—including PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual, JavaScript for Dummies, XML Blueprints, and the fine tome you’re holding right now. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughter. Email: .

About the Creative Team

Dawn Frausto (editor) is assistant editor for the Missing Manual series. When not working, she beads, plays soccer, and causes trouble. Email: .

Chuck Stewart (editor) is an instructional designer and freelance editor with many years of publishing experience who currently resides in Bloomington, Indiana. He is planning to move to Nova Scotia and live in a house by the sea with his wife, Nancy, and their three cats. Email: .

Nellie McKesson (production editor) lives in Jamaica Plain, Mass., where she makes t-shirts for her friends (http://mattsaundersbynellie.etsy.com) and plays music with her band Dr. & Mrs. Van Der Trampp. Email: .

Andrea Sobrino (copy editor) is a freelance editor and part-time graduate student based in New York City, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and assorted wildlife. Email: .

Julie Hawks (indexer) is an indexer for the Missing Manual series. Her other life includes testing software, tinkering with databases, reading Vedanta texts, and enjoying nature. Email: .

Tina Spargo (technical reviewer), her husband (and professional musician) Ed, their preschooler Max, and their two silly Spaniels, Parker (Clumber), and Piper (Sussex), all share time and space in their suburban Boston home. Tina juggles being an at-home mom with promoting and marketing Ed’s musical projects and freelancing as a virtual assistant. Tina has over 20 years’ experience supporting top-level executives in a variety of industries. Website: www.tinaspargo.com.

Acknowledgements

Muchisimas gracias to the Missing Manual editorial team—y’all truly are second to none. Special thanks go to Peter Meyers for originally suggesting this book, and for overseeing the entire process with wisdom and grace. Dawn Frausto and Chuck Stewart’s top-notch editing buffed the manuscript to a high sheen, and tech reviewer Tina Spargo triple-checked it for accuracy and currency (no mean feat when you’re writing about a website so popular it spits out new features faster than Hollywood spits out buddy movies). A smart, nimble team like this one is every writer’s dream.

The Missing Manual Series

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 pages (not just chapters); 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 2010: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

Access 2007: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

AppleScript: The Missing Manual by Adam Goldstein

AppleWorks 6: The Missing Manual by Jim Elferdink and David Reynolds

Buying a Home: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner

CSS: The Missing Manual, Second Edition, by David Sawyer McFarland

Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

David Pogue’s Digital Photography: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

Dreamweaver CS3: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

Dreamweaver CS4: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

Excel 2010: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

Excel 2007: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

FileMaker Pro 9: The Missing Manual by Geoff Coffey and Susan Prosser

FileMaker Pro 10: The Missing Manual by Susan Prosser and Geoff Coffey

Flash CS3: The Missing Manual by E.A. Vander Veer and Chris Grover

Flash CS4: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover with E.A. Vander Veer

Google Apps: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner

The Internet: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and J.D. Biersdorfer

iMovie ’08 & iDVD: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

iMovie ’09 & iDVD: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and Aaron Miller

iPhone: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition by David Pogue

iPhone App Development: The Missing Manual by Craig Hockenberry

iPhoto ’08: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

iPhoto ’09: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and J.D. Biersdorfer

iPod: The Missing Manual, 8th Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer and David Pogue

JavaScript: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

Living Green: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner

Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition by David Pogue

Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

Netbooks: The Missing Manual by J.D. Biersdorfer

Office 2007: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover, Matthew MacDonald, and E.A. Vander Veer

Office 2008 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual by Jim Elferdink

Palm Pre: The Missing Manual by Ed Baig

PCs: The Missing Manual by Andy Rathbone

Personal Investing: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

Photoshop CS4: The Missing Manual by Lesa Snider

Photoshop Elements 8 for Mac: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

Photoshop Elements 8 for Windows: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

Photoshop Elements 7: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual by E.A. Vander Veer

Premiere Elements 8: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

QuickBase: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner

QuickBooks 2009: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

QuickBooks 2010: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Snow Leopard Edition by David Pogue

Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition by David Pogue

Wikipedia: The Missing Manual by John Broughton

Windows XP Home Edition: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition by David Pogue

Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition by David Pogue, Craig Zacker, and Linda Zacker

Windows Vista: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

Word 2007: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

Your Body: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

Your Brain: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

Your Money: The Missing Manual by J.D. Roth

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required