David Pogue is the weekly tech columnist for the New York Times, an Emmy-winning correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, weekly CNBC contributor, and the creator of the Missing Manual series. He’s the author or co-author of 45 books, including 20 in this series and six in the “For Dummies” line (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music). In his other life, David is a former Broadway show conductor, a magician, and a pianist. News, photos, links to his columns, blog, and weekly videos await at www.davidpogue.com.
He welcomes feedback about his books by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sarah Friedlander (production miracle worker) is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and lives in Campbell, California. She works in high-tech marketing in Silicon Valley and keeps her hands on creative projects as often as she can. When not working, she enjoys interior decorating, sushi, traveling and spending time with her fiancé, Ryan. Her online musings can be found at www.sarahfriedlander.com.
Adam Goldstein (coauthor, previous edition) is the author of AppleScript: The Missing Manual, and has contributed to a number of other titles, including Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Mac OS X Power Hound, and Google: The Missing Manual. In his ample free time, Adam attends M.I.T. Web: www.goldfishsoft.com.
Phil Simpson (design and layout) runs his graphic design business from Southbury, Connecticut. His work includes corporate branding, publication design, communications support, and advertising. In his free time, he is a homebrewer, ice cream maker, wannabe woodworker, and is on a few tasting panels. He lives with his wife and four great felines. Email: email@example.com.
The Missing Manual series is a joint venture between the dream team introduced on these pages and O’Reilly Media. I’m grateful to all of them, and also to a few people who did massive favors for this book. The prose of Joseph Schorr and Adam Goldstein, contributors to earlier editions, lives on in this one; John Rizzo and Winn Schwartau served as technical editors for previous editions. Teresa Noelle Roberts did some last-minute copyediting of new material; and Lesa Snider King put in a gruelling yet somehow satisfying day helping me create the index. Thanks to David Rogelberg for believing in the idea, and above all, to Jennifer, Kelly, Tia, and Jeffrey, who make these books—and everything else—possible.
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 binding that lies flat without the assistance of cinder blocks.
Here’s a sampling of current titles.
Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
iMovie ’08 & iDVD: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
iPhoto ’08: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and Derrick Story
iPhone: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
AppleScript: The Missing Manual by Adam Goldstein
iPod: The Missing Manual, 6th Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer
Office 2008 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual by Jim Elferdink et al.
FileMaker Pro 9: The Missing Manual by Geoff Coffey and Susan Prosser
CSS: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland
Creating Web Sites: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
Dreamweaver CS3: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland
Flash CS3: The Missing Manual by E. A. Vander Veer and Chris Grover
eBay: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner
Wikipedia: The Missing Manual by John Broughton
Google: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition by Sarah Milstein and Rael Dornfest
Home Networking: The Missing Manual by Scott Lowe
Windows Vista: The Missing Manual, by David Pogue
FrontPage 2003: The Missing Manual by Jessica Mantaro
Office 2007: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover, M. MacDonald, et al.
Word 2007: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover
Excel 2007: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual by Emily A. Vander Veer
Access 2007: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore
PCs: The Missing Manual by Andy Rathbone
Photoshop Elements 6: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage
QuickBooks 2008: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore