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Adobe Edge Animate: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

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Appendix A. Installation and Help

While there are many programs out there that have double-digit version numbers, Adobe Edge Animate is a youngster at version 1.0. After about a year of “preview” versions (seven of them), it’s now ready for its debut. Animate has matured into the kind of design/web page building program that you’d expect from Adobe. There’s a lot of power under the hood. The widgets and tools are well thought out and let you tinker with just about everything on the page. Still, you may need help getting started and support when you’re working with Animate. Because it hasn’t been on the scene that long, it might not be obvious where to turn for Adobe Edge Animate support. But you’ve come to the right place because that’s the purpose of this appendix. After all, even Lewis and Clark had guides to help them in their explorations.

Note

This section was based on Adobe Edge Animate version 1.0. Your mileage may vary if you’re using a different version.

Edge Animate System Requirements

Adobe Edge Animate runs in Windows 7 and Mac OS 10.6. That means Windows XP and Mac OS 10.5 and below are not supported. For those of you who are interested in such details, Animate is a 32-bit application but will run on 64-bit machines, too. Adobe has not listed any other requirements, but Animate doesn’t seem to require a lot of processing power or disk space. If your system can comfortably run a web browser and another application, like a photo editing program, at the same time, you won’t ...

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