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Flash CS5.5: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

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The Missing Credits

About the Author

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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 his 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 Office 2011 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual, Premiere Elements 8: The Missing Manual, Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual, Flash CS5: The Missing Manual, and Word 2007: The Missing Manual.

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: .

Kristen Borg (production editor) is a graduate of the publishing program at Emerson College. Now living in Boston, she originally hails from sunny Arizona, and considers New England winters an adequate trade for no longer finding scorpions in her hairdryer.

Carla Spoon (proofreader) is a freelance writer and copy editor. An avid runner, she works and feeds her tech gadget addiction from her home office in the shadow of Mount Rainier. Email: .

Ron Strauss (indexer) specializes in the indexing of information technology publications of all kinds. Ron is also an accomplished classical violist and lives in northern California with his wife and fellow indexer, Annie, and his miniature pinscher, Kanga.

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 brought this book to print or screen as the case may be. Nan Barber, my editor, has skillfully guided me through several of these projects. Her work is much appreciated. Thanks to Kristen Borg who helped coordinate the manuscript files flying back and forth and to Julie Keuren for her copy editing eagle eye. Once again, thanks to Tina Spargo and Keith Gladstien for the technical review. I’ve written over ten books now and I’m overdue with a couple of acknowledgements. First of all, thanks to my Mom and the many other writers in our family. What a great gift we’ve passed through the generations. While I’m at it, thanks to my sister who taught me how to read before I went to school. We still share books and our love of reading every day. As always, thanks and love to my wife, Joyce, who supports me in everything I do.

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