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Macromedia Flash MX for Dummies by Gurdy Leete and Ellen Finkelstein published by Wiley Publications introduces new users to the popular Macromedia Flash MX software program. Flash allows you to add animations, sound and interactive elements to web pages. This book is part of the popular "For Dummies" series and will allow even novice computer users to take advantage of the benefits of Flash MX. A CD-ROM with trial versions of Macromedia software and pre-made elements for Flash movies is included. This is a great starting point for anyone who would like to learn how to use Flash MX.
This book is part of the popular "For Dummies" series. The book assumes that you are not a computer expert and is aimed at teaching anyone how to use Flash MX. You don't need to be a computer whiz to learn how to use the software with this book in hand.
A CD-ROM is included that features shapes and other elements that you can use in your Flash movies. Also included are trial versions of Macromedia Dreamweaver, Fireworks, FreeHand, Adobe Photoshop and SWISH.
Table of Contents
Macromedia Flash MX
Part I: A Blast of Flash
Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Flash MX
Chapter 2: Your Basic Flash
Part II: 1,000 Pictures and 1,000 Words
Chapter 3: Getting Graphic
Chapter 4: You Are the Object Editor
Chapter 5: What's Your Type?
Chapter 6: Layer It On
Part III: Getting Symbolic
Chapter 7: Heavy Symbolism
Chapter 8: Pushing Buttons
Part IV: Total Flash-o-Rama
Chapter 9: Getting Animated
Chapter 10: Getting Interactive
Chapter 11: Extravagant Audio, High-Velocity Video
Part V: The Movie and the Web
Chapter 12: Putting It All Together
Chapter 13: Publishing Your Flash Files
Chapter 14: Frequently Asked Questions
Part VI: The Part of Tens
Chapter 15: The Top Ten Web Design Tips
Chapter 16: The Ten Best Flash Resources
Chapter 17: Ten Great Web Sites That Use Flash
Part VII: Appendixes
Appendix A: Installing Flash and Setting Your Preferences
Appendix B: The Toolbox and the Panels
Appendix C: What Those Obscure Terms Really Mean
Appendix D: What's on the CD-ROM