This book was created in Microsoft Word XP, whose revision-tracking feature made life far easier as drafts were circulated from authors to technical and copy editors. SnagIt (http://www.techsmith.com ) was used to capture illustrations; Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia Freehand were called in as required for touching them up.
The book was designed and laid out in Adobe PageMaker 6.5 on a Macintosh PowerBook G3, PowerBook G4, and Power Mac G4. The fonts used include Formata (as the sans-serif family) and Minion (as the serif body face).
The book was generated as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file for proofreading and indexing, and finally transmitted to the printing plant in the form of PostScript files.