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Visual QuickStart Guide: Flash Professional CS5 for Windows and Macintosh by Katherine Ulrich

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1. The Flash Authoring Tool

In This Chapter

Working with Flash Documents

Working with Template Documents

About the Flash Authoring Environment

Using Panels

Setting Document Properties

Using Rulers, Grids, and Guides

Working with Snapping

Practice Session

Before you start working in Adobe Flash Professional CS5, it’s helpful to familiarize yourself with the authoring environment. On first opening Flash, you’ll see the default workspace in an application frame. The application frame holds pieces of the Flash application in a resizable window. At the top of the frame lies the application bar, which offers Maximize, Minimize, and Quit buttons; a menu for choosing workspace layouts; and a text field where you can enter terms for searching Flash’s ...

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