• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments

from Gordon Padwick

Writing the acknowledgments page for a new book is one of my favorite tasks—for two reasons. It's the last thing to be written for the book, so I can heave a huge sigh of relief that the project is almost complete. Also, it's my opportunity to look back over the last few months and gratefully remember the many people who have willingly helped me write the book.

My special thanks go to co-author Helen Feddema for writing the five chapters about developing Outlook-based applications. Many readers will recognize Helen's name as that of the Microsoft Access expert who also contributed to my first Outlook book. If you intend to use Outlook as a development environment, you couldn't have a more knowledgeable person than Helen to guide you.

My thanks also go to Vince Averello, a name you'll instantly recognize if you frequent Internet newsgroups that discuss Microsoft Office. When I had run out of time to complete this book, Vince willingly jumped in at the last minute to complete the appendixes.

Readers of this book owe a big vote of thanks to the two technical editors, Diane Poremsky and Ken Slovak. They carefully checked and corrected everything I'd written and made many detailed suggestions for additional material. I offer my personal thanks to Diane and Ken; I prefer to think of them as technical advisors, rather than as technical editors.

I also offer my thanks to many people at Microsoft: To the people who conceived and developed Outlook, and to others who've answered my many questions.

Thank you, Jill Byus, Acquisitions Editor, for originally inviting me to work on this book. Special thanks to Randi Roger who took over from Jill as the Acquisitions Editor while I was writing this book. Randi's other name, from an author's perspective, is "guardian angel."

Fran Hatton and Laura Bulcher, two more of my guardian angels, have made major contributions to this book as Development Editors. Thank you, Fran and Laura, for helping me organize and clarify the book.

My thanks also go to the many people in Macmillan Computer Publishing, whose names I don't know, who have performed the miracle of converting my original text into a book in an amazingly short period of time.

The many illustrations of what you can expect to see on your screen were captured with Collage Complete. Thank you, Nancyand Neil Rosenburg of Inner Media, for providing Collage Complete—it has to be the most bug-free and user-friendly application I've ever worked with.

As always, I want to acknowledge my gratitude to my wife, Kathy, for her support and patience while I've been writing this book. She's been willing to put up with me spending most my evenings and weekends pounding away at my computer. Her encouragement has made it possible for me to write this book.

  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint