A few weeks ago I switched from Adobe GoLive to Dreamweaver 8 and bought this manual to help me make the transition. I've been working with the book (and Dreamweaver 8) for two weeks now. There isn't anything that I expected to be able to do that I couldn't find instructions for in "How to Do Everything".
When I began I literally has never even seen Dreamweaver in action. I looked up how to create a site - there it was. I looked up how to create new pages, found instructions and ran into some template pages Dreamweaver included. Easy. It was a bit scant on creating the functioning of forms, but most consumers will ask for help with forms anyway. Next, I want to dive into adjusting the CSS (what MS Word calls "styles"). I see the chapter in "How do Do..." and will tackle that next week!
I should also note that I'm using Mac OS X and not MS Windows. There's a disclaimer at the beginning of the manual stating that all the illustrations are for Windows, but so far I haven't found anything that didn't line up exactly with the Mac version.
Overall, it's a helpful book with enough information to guide me through building and publishing my first Dreamweaver site in only a few days, but not too much information that I'm lost looking for anything.
Buy this book if you're looking for an easy guide to producing and publishing your web pages in the industry standard: Dreamweaver.