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The Missing Credits

The Missing Credits

P2.1. About the Authors

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Mark H. Walker is a veteran computer book author, Microsoft Office aficionado, Virginia Tech football fanatic, and all around technosapien. He has authored over 40 computer related books including How to Use the Internet, The Visio Bible, and Visio 2003 Inside Out. His articles have appeared in Family Software, Alaskan Airlines, Smart Solutions, and Playboy, and he is a regular columnist for PC Gamer and The Armchair General. He lives in the beautiful hills of south-central Virginia with his lovely wife, three daughters, four dogs, two cats, and a horse. Email: mark@markhwalker.com.

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A native of Montreal, Dr. Franklin Tessler (PowerPoint chapters) has been a writer for Macworld magazine since 1986. Over the years, he has written numerous feature articles and reviews, and has lectured extensively about how to create and deliver electronic presentations. Dr. Tessler is currently a Professor of Radiology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, where he resides with his wife and two children. Email: mmbook@ftessler.com.

Paul Berkowitz (author of the AppleScript chapter and technical editor for Entourage chapters) has tech-edited other O'Reilly books, including AppleScript: The Definitive Guide by Matt Neuburg and AppleScript: The Missing Manual by Adam Goldstein, and has also done technical proofreading for Apple and Microsoft. He is well-known as the author of over 100 AppleScripts for Entourage. In his "other life, "Paul is a classical pianist and Professor of Piano at the University of California in Santa Barbara, where he now lives happily ever after. Email: berkowit28@mac.com.

P2.2. About the Creative Team

Nan Barber (editor, copy editor) co-authored Office X for the Macintosh: The Missing Manual and Office 2001 for the Macintosh: The Missing Manual. As the principal copy editor for this series, she has edited the titles on iPhoto, Mac OS X, AppleWorks 6, iPod & iTunes, and Windows XP. Email: nanbarber@mac.com.

Rose Cassano (cover illustration) has worked as an independent designer and illustrator for twenty years. Assignments have ranged from the nonprofit sector to corporate clientele. She lives in beautiful Southern Oregon, grateful for the miracles of modern technology that make working there a reality. Email:cassano@cdsnet.net. Web: www.rosecassano.com.

Phil Simpson (design and layout) works out of his office in Stamford, Connecticut, where he has had his graphic design business since 1982. He is experienced in many facets of graphic design, including corporate identity, publication design, and corporate and medical communications. Email: pmsimpson@earthlink.net.

P2.3. Acknowledgments

I've been doing this stuff for quite awhile, but have never had as much fun, or worked with such talented people as those that I've found at O'Reilly. I'd like to thank Sarah Milstein and Nan Barber for giving me this opportunity, and especially Nan for all her help, encouragement, and expertise. Thanks also to my agents, Neil and Lynn, to Shannon Mapp at Edelman PR, and to the rest of the team that brought this book to fruition: Phil Simpson for layout; John Cacciatore and Stephanie English for their proofreading smarts; technical reviewers John McGimpsey and Paul Berkowitz; indexer Julie Hawks; and Caroline Savello, InDesign expert extraordinaire.

Finally, none of this would be possible without gobs of support from my wife, kids, friends, and God. Thanks all.

Mark H. Walker

Special thanks to Nan Barber for asking me to do this work to begin with: her confidence was inspiring. I'm also enormously grateful to my wonderful wife and children for putting up with all my late hours at the Mac.

Franklin Tessler

P2.4. The Missing Manual Series

The Missing Manuals are conceived as 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 9"), and an ironclad promise never to use an apostrophe in the possessive word its. Current and upcoming titles include:

AppleScript: The Missing Manual by Adam Goldstein

Windows XP Hints, by Preston Gralla

Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Panther Edition by David Pogue

iLife '04: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

iPhoto 4: The Missing Manual by David Pogue & Derrick Story

iMovie 4 & iDVD: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer

GarageBand: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

Mac OS X Hints, Panther Edition by Rob Griffiths

FileMaker Pro 7: The Missing Manual by Geoff Coffey

Dreamweaver MX 2004: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

Windows XP Home Edition: The Missing Manual, 2nd edition by David Pogue

Windows XP Pro: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition by David Pogue, Craig Zacker, & L.J. Zacker

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