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Genevieve d'Entremont was the production editor and copyeditor for Database in Depth. Matt Hutchinson proofread the book. Adam Witwer and Colleen Gorman provided quality control. Lydia Onofrei provided production assistance. Reg Aubry wrote the index.
Michele Wetherbee is the creative director for the Theory in Practice book series. MendeDesign designed the cover of this book. Karen Montgomery produced the cover layout with Adobe InDesign CS using the Akzidenz Grotesk and Orator fonts.
Marcia Friedman designed the interior layout. Melanie Wang designed the template. This book was converted by Keith Fahlgren and Andrew Savakis to FrameMaker 5.5.6 with a format conversion tool created by Erik Ray, Jason McIntosh, Neil Walls, and Mike Sierra that uses Perl and XML technologies. The text font is Adobe's Meridien; the heading font is ITC Bailey; and the code font is LucasFont's TheSans Mono Condensed. The illustrations that appear in the book were produced by Robert Romano, Jessamyn Read, and Lesley Borash using Macromedia FreeHand MX and Adobe Photoshop CS.