Missing Manuals


Microsoft deserves credit. So do Apple and Adobe. In fact, almost every major software company has pitched in by selling increasingly sophisticated software without a printed manual. Instead, after paying $300 or more for the software, you're expected to learn these complex programs by reading electronic help screens. But online help is no substitute for a real manual. Ever try to flip between help topics? Or try to read them over breakfast? Wish you could underline, or at least bookmark what you found? Ah. We thought so.

That's why David Pogue — award-winning how-to author and computer columnist for the New York Times — teamed with O'Reilly Media, Inc. to launch Pogue Press. We're dedicated to producing sterling, beautifully written manuals for popular consumer software and hardware products.

Missing Manuals

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Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Mountain Lion Edition
By David Pogue
September 2012
Ebook:  $29.99
Print & Ebook:  $38.49
Print:  $34.99
OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual
By David Pogue
July 2012
Ebook:  $33.99
Print & Ebook:  $43.99
Print:  $39.99
FileMaker Pro 12: The Missing Manual
By Susan Prosser, Stuart Gripman
July 2012
Ebook:  $38.99
Print & Ebook:  $49.49
Print:  $44.99
Dreamweaver CS6: The Missing Manual
By David Sawyer McFarland
July 2012
Ebook:  $50.99
Print & Ebook:  $65.99
Print:  $59.99
Flash CS6: The Missing Manual
By Chris Grover
June 2012
Ebook:  $42.99
Print & Ebook:  $54.99
Print:  $49.99
Adobe Edge Preview 5: The Missing Manual
By Chris Grover
May 2012
Ebook:  $21.99
Print & Ebook:  $27.49
Print:  $24.99
Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual
By Lesa Snider
May 2012
Ebook:  $46.99
Print & Ebook:  $60.49
Print:  $54.99
iPad: The Missing Manual, 4th Edition
By J.D. Biersdorfer
April 2012
Ebook:  $19.99
NOOK Tablet: The Missing Manual
By Preston Gralla
March 2012
Ebook:  $16.99
Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition
By David Pogue
March 2012
Ebook:  $29.99
Print & Ebook:  $38.49
Print:  $34.99
Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual
By Peter Meyers
February 2012
Ebook:  $16.99
Galaxy S II: The Missing Manual
By Preston Gralla
December 2011
Ebook:  $15.99
Print & Ebook:  $21.99
Print:  $19.99
Google+: The Missing Manual
By Kevin Purdy
December 2011
Ebook:  $11.99
Print & Ebook:  $16.49
Print:  $14.99
iPhone: The Missing Manual, 5th Edition
By David Pogue
December 2011
Ebook:  $19.99
iPod: The Missing Manual, 10th Edition
By J.D. Biersdorfer
November 2011
Ebook:  $17.99
Kindle Fire: Out of the Box
November 2011
Ebook:  $2.99
PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual
By Brett McLaughlin
November 2011
Ebook:  $27.99
iPad 2: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition
By J.D. Biersdorfer
November 2011
Ebook:  $19.99
JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition
By David Sawyer McFarland
October 2011
Ebook:  $33.99
Print & Ebook:  $43.99
Print:  $39.99
QuickBooks 2012: The Missing Manual
By Bonnie Biafore
October 2011
Ebook:  $27.99
Print & Ebook:  $38.49
Print:  $34.99
Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual
By David Pogue
October 2011
Ebook:  $27.99
Print & Ebook:  $38.49
Print:  $34.99
Droid X2: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition
By Preston Gralla
September 2011
Ebook:  $15.99
Print & Ebook:  $21.99
Print:  $19.99
Photoshop Elements 10: The Missing Manual
By Barbara Brundage
September 2011
Ebook:  $35.99
Print & Ebook:  $49.49
Print:  $44.99
Galaxy Tab: The Missing Manual
By Preston Gralla
September 2011
Ebook:  $15.99
Print & Ebook:  $21.99
Print:  $19.99
Dreamweaver CS5.5: The Missing Manual
By David Sawyer McFarland
June 2011
Ebook:  $39.99
Print & Ebook:  $54.99
Print:  $49.99
Flash CS5.5: The Missing Manual, 1st Edition
By Chris Grover
June 2011
Ebook:  $31.99
Print & Ebook:  $49.49
Print:  $44.99
Motorola Xoom: The Missing Manual
By Preston Gralla
May 2011
Ebook:  $15.99
Print & Ebook:  $21.99
Print:  $19.99
Creating a Website: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition
By Matthew MacDonald
April 2011
Ebook:  $23.99
Print & Ebook:  $32.99
Print:  $29.99
iPad 2: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition
By J.D. Biersdorfer
April 2011
Ebook:  $19.99
iMovie '11 & iDVD: The Missing Manual
By David Pogue, Aaron Miller
March 2011
Ebook:  $31.99
Print & Ebook:  $43.99
Print:  $39.99
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