This book was written on a 13-inch 2012 MacBook Air that remained attached to David Pogue like an appendage. It was updated from the Mountain Lion edition of the same book directly in Adobe InDesign, with substantial assistance from the typing-shortcut program TextExpander (www.smileonmymac.com).
The book’s screen illustrations were captured with Ambrosia Software’s Snapz Pro X (www.ambrosiasw.com), edited in Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 (www.adobe.com), and overlaid with labels, lines, and circles in Adobe Illustrator.
The book was designed and laid out in Adobe InDesign CS5.5 on a Mac Pro. The fonts include Formata (as the sans-serif family) and Minion (as the serif body face). To provide the symbols (, ⌘, , and so on), Phil Simpson designed three custom fonts using FontLab Fontographer.
The book was then exported as Adobe Acrobat PDF files for final transmission to the printing plant.