About the Author
Greg Harvey has authored tons of computer books, the most recent being Grieving For Dummies and Excel Workbook For Dummies, and the ever-popular Excel 2007 For Dummies and Excel 2007 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies. He started out training business users on how to use IBM personal computers and their attendant computer software in the rough-and-tumble days of DOS, WordStar, and Lotus 1-2-3 in the mid-’80s of the last century. After working for a number of independent training firms, he went on to teach semester-long courses in spreadsheet and database management software at
Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
His love of teaching has translated into an equal love of writing. For Dummies books are, of course, his all-time favorites to write because they enable him to write to his favorite audience, the beginner. They also enable him to use humor (a key element to success in the training room) and, most delightful of all, to express an opinion or two about the subject
matter at hand.
Greg received his doctorate degree in Humanities in Philosophy and Religion with a concentration in Asian Studies and Comparative Religion last May. Everyone is glad that Greg was finally able to get out of school before he retired.