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Marlowe Shaeffer was the production editor and proofreader for Excel: The Missing Manual . Nan Barber was the copyeditor. Sanders Kleinfeld and Claire Cloutier provided quality control. Mary Brady and Sarah Sherman provided production assistance. Julie Hawks wrote the index.
Ellie Volckhausen designed the cover of this book, based on a series design by David Freedman. Rose Cassano created the cover illustration with Adobe Illustrator CS. Emma Colby produced the cover layout with Adobe InDesign CS using Adobe's Minion and Gill Sans fonts.
David Futato designed the interior layout, based on a series design by Phil Simpson. This book was converted by Andrew Savikas 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 Minion; the heading font is Adobe Formata Condensed; 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.
The online edition of this book was created by the Safari production group (John Chodacki, Ken Douglass, and Ellie Cutler) using a set of Frame-to-XML conversion and cleanup tools written and maintained by Erik Ray, Benn Salter, John Chodacki, Ellie Cutler, and Jeff Liggett.