David Pogue (author, illustrator) writes a weekly tech column for The New York Times and a monthly column for Scientific American. He’s an Emmy-winning correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, the host of four NOVA miniseries on PBS, and the creator of the Missing Manual series. He’s the author or coauthor of over 60 books, including 28 in this series, six in the For Dummies line (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music), two novels (one for middle-schoolers), and The World According to Twitter. In his other life, David is a former Broadway show conductor, a magician, and a funny public speaker. He lives in Connecticut with his three awesome children.
Julie Van Keuren (copy editor, indexer) quit her newspaper job in 2006 to move to Montana and live the freelancing dream. She and her husband, M.H. (who’s living the novel-writing dream), have two sons, Dexter and Michael. Email: email@example.com.
Mike Halsey (technical editor) the author of several Windows books, including Troubleshoot and Optimize Windows 8 Inside Out, Beginning Windows 8, and the best sellers Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out and Windows 8: Out of the Box. An English and math teacher by trade, he is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) awardee (2011, 2012, 2013). He lives in Yorkshire, England with his rescue border collie, Jed. Email: mike@MVPs.org. Facebook, Twitter: HalseyMike.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. They include Microsoft’s Greg Chiemingo, who patiently helped dig up answers to the tweakiest Windows 8 questions; HP and Toshiba for lending me multitouch PCs to test; O’Reilly’s Brian Sawyer, who accommodated my nightmarish schedule like a gentleman; and proofreaders Kellee Katagi and Judy Le.
In previous editions of this book, I relied on the talents of several guest authors and editors; some of their prose and expertise lives on in this edition. They include Brian Jepson, Joli Ballew, C.A. Callahan, Preston Gralla, John Pierce, and Adam Ornstein.
Finally, a special nod of thanks to my squadron of meticulous, expert volunteer beta readers who responded to my invitation via Twitter: Shalom Rubdi, Douglas Barry, Robert Stelling, Derek Gibbs, Michael Parente, Adam Sena, Ruben Orozco, Arthur Talansky, Todd E. Murphy, Karl Nicholson, Skip Rynearson, Carter Dudley, John Nicholson, Peter Roehrich, Allen Brandt, Peter Setlak, Niels Siskens, Bonita Smith, Kyle Hartsock, Robindar Nath Batra, James Feighny, Brian N. Bowes, Frank Kachurak, John Greek, Thomas D. Green, Ydder Htnawsaj, Thomas Kerber, Rushir Parikh, Raffi Patatian, Mattia Bellamoli, Eric James, Matt Gibstein, and Ray Richman. They’re the superstars of crowdsourcing.
Thanks to David Rogelberg for believing in the idea. Thanks, above all, to Nicki, my muse and my love, and the three Poguelets: Kelly, Tia, and Jeffrey. They make these books—and everything else—possible.
Missing Manual books are 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 detached-spine binding that lets the book lie perfectly flat without the assistance of weights or cinder blocks. Recent and upcoming titles include:
Windows 7: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
Access 2013: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
Excel 2013: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
Microsoft Project 2013: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore
Office 2013: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner and Matthew MacDonald
QuickBooks 2013: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore
Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual by Lesa Snider
Photoshop Elements 10: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage
OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
AppleScript: The Missing Manual by Adam Goldstein
FileMaker Pro 12: The Missing Manual by Susan Prosser and Stuart Gripman
iMovie ’11 & iDVD: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and Aaron Miller
iPhoto ’11: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and Lesa Snider
iWork ’09: The Missing Manual by Josh Clark
Office 2011: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover
Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Mountain Lion Edition by David Pogue
David Pogue’s Digital Photography: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
iPhone App Development: The Missing Manual by Craig Hockenberry
iPad: The Missing Manual, Fourth Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer
iPod: The Missing Manual, Tenth Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer
Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual by Peter Meyers
Motorola Xoom: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla
Netbooks: The Missing Manual by J.D. Biersdorfer
NOOK HD: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla
Droid X: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla
Droid X2: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla
Galaxy S II: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla
Galaxy Tab: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla
Adobe Edge Animate: The Missing Manual, Third Edition by Chris Grover
Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual, Third Edition by Matthew MacDonald
CSS3: The Missing Manual, Second Edition, by David Sawyer McFarland
Dreamweaver CS6: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland
Flash CS6: The Missing Manual by E. A. Vander Veer and Chris Grover
Google+: The Missing Manual by Kevin Purdy
HTML5: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual by Brett McLaughlin