Nan Barber (editor) has worked with the Missing Manual series since its inception—long enough to remember booting up her computer from a floppy disk. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michele Filshie (editor) is assistant editor for the Missing Manual series and editor of four of O’Reilly’s Personal Trainer books. Email: email@example.com.
Sohaila Abdulali (copy editor) is a freelance writer and editor. She has published a novel, several children’s books, and numerous short stories and articles. She’s currently finishing an ethnography of an aboriginal Indian woman. Sohaila lives in New York City with her husband Tom and their small but larger-than-life daughter, Samara. Web: www.sohailaink.com.
Greg Dickerson (tech reviewer) is a systems administrator at O’Reilly. During his time at O’Reilly, he has helped tech review several titles and was the QA lead for O’Reilly’s Deluxe CD Bookshelf’s product line.
Michael Hurwicz (technical reviewer) is a writer, animator, musician, and trainer who has written two books and a number of articles on Macromedia Flash and Studio. Web: http://www.hurwicz.com.
Michael D. Murie (technical reviewer) is a multimedia consultant and developer based in Boston.
Rose Cassano (cover illustration) has worked as an independent designer and illustrator for over 20 years, working for both corporate and nonprofit clientele. She lives in southern Oregon, grateful for the technology that makes working there a reality. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.rosecassano.com.
My name may be on the cover, but the fact is, this book wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the tireless army of editors, technical editors, copy editors, production folks, and other O’Reilly professionals who shepherded it from manuscript to finished product. An especially heartfelt shout out to Sarah Milstein, who took a chance; Nan Barber, who made my life easier (while making this book ever so much better); and Michaels Hurwicz and Murie, whose eagle eyes straightened the bent, buffed the cloudy, and trimmed the fat. Quality is second nature to this team—and in this day and age, that’s saying something.
—E. A. Vander Veer
Missing Manuals are witty, superbly written guides to computer products that don’t come with printed manuals (which is just about all of them these days). 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).
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AppleWorks 6: The Missing Manual by Jim Elferdink and David Reynolds
CSS: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland
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
eBay Business: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner
Excel: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
Excel for Starters: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
FileMaker Pro 8: The Missing Manual by Geoff Coffey and Susan Prosser
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GarageBand 2: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
Google: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by Sarah Milstein, Matthew Mac-Donald, and J. D. Biersdorfer
Home Networking: The Missing Manual by Scott Lowe
iLife ’05: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
iMovie HD 6 & iDVD 6: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
iPhoto 6: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, Third Edition by Jude Biersdorfer
iWork ’05: The Missing Manual by Jim Elferdink
Mac OS X Power Hound, Panther Edition by Rob Griffiths
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
PCs: The Missing Manual by Andy Rathbone
Photoshop Elements 4: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage
QuickBooks 2006: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore
Quicken for Starters: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore
Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Edition by David Pogue and Adam Goldstein
Windows 2000 Pro: The Missing Manual by Sharon Crawford
Windows XP Power Hound by Preston Gralla
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