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Flash CS5: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

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The Missing Credits

About the Author

Chris Grover is a veteran of the San Francisco Bay Area advertising and design community, having worked for over 25 years in print, video, and electronic media. He has been using and writing about computers from the day he first fired up is Kaypro II. Chris is the owner of Bolinas Road Creative (www.BolinasRoad.com), an agency that helps small businesses promote their products and services. He’s also the author of Premiere Elements 8: The Missing Manual, Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual, Flash CS4: The Missing Manual, and Word 2007: The Missing Manual.

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About the Creative Team

Nan Barber (editor) has been working on the Missing Manual series since its inception. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and various Apple products. Email:.

Julie Van Keuren (copy editor) is a freelance editor, writer, and desktop publisher who runs her “little media empire” from her home in Billings, Montana. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, biking, running, and (hey, why not?) triathlons. Email:.

Rachel Monaghan (production editor) lives with her husband, John, in Nashville, where they enjoy exploring their neighborhood, watching HBO, and harassing their two cats, Henry and Olive. She has been with O’Reilly since 2005. Email:.

Ellen Troutman Zaig (indexer) is a freelance indexer who has eleven years’ experience in back-of-the-book indexing. She specializes in topics in computer technology; in addition, she has indexed college textbooks in many subject areas.

Keith Gladstien (technical reviewer) is a prolific contributor to the Adobe Flash Forums who has been using Flash since version 4. He has a background in mathematics (PhD, Purdue) and medicine (MD, Yale) and has created hundreds of Flash applications for clients worldwide. Website: www.kglad.com.

Tina Spargo (technical reviewer), her husband (and professional musician) Ed, their preschooler Max, their two silly Spaniels, Parker (Clumber), and Piper (Sussex), all share time and space in their suburban Boston home. Tina juggles being an at-home mom with promoting and marketing Ed’s musical projects and freelancing as a virtual assistant. Tina has over 20 years’ experience supporting top-level executives in a variety of industries. Website: www.tinaspargo.com.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to all the pros on the Missing Manual team who worked to get this book into your hands. A special thanks again to Nan Barber, whose skill, patience, and planning has guided several of my books from concept to printing press. Thanks also to Karen Shaner who helped coordinate the manuscript files flying back and forth and to Julie Van Keuren for her copy editing eagle eye. Speaking of eagle eyes, many thanks to Tina Spargo, one of my technical reviewers, for taking a fresh look at the text and exercises in this book. A special thanks to Keith Gladstien for his technical review and thoughts on Flash. His experience as a Flash master was much appreciated. Thanks again to Joyce, my wife, whose love, proofreading, and understanding help me in everything I do.

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