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The Essential Guide to Flash CS4 with ActionScript by Serge Jespers, Chris Kaplan, Paul Milbourne, Michael Oliver

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CHAPTER 2THE NEW INTERFACE OF FLASH CS4

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If you've ever watched the TV show Iron Chef, you might wonder how those chefs manage to create such amazing food so quickly. Obviously they are masters in their craft, and all of the experience and training that goes into becoming a master is important. But at the foundation of that training is an understanding so complete of all the tools at their disposal that knowing what tool to use for a task is second nature. Even though some pretty amazing things come out of experimenting or "happy accidents," your day-to-day success depends on knowing what your tools do and how to use them.

Beyond the tool set ...

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