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Shows students how to take full advantage of Flash MX's most important new creativity and productivity features; helps students familiar with earlier versions of Flash to upgrade quickly.
Gives students extensive hands-on experience most books cannot provide.
Presents content proven to help students master Flash MX quickly and efficiently.
Uses proven teaching techniques that accelerate learning and improve retention.
Gives students a single source for mastering all of Flash MX, from beginning to advanced techniques.
Enables students to compare their work against that of the professionals.
With the introduction of Flash MX, the folks at Macromedia have transformed a pretty cool designer's tool for Web-based interaction into a full-fledged, professional-level application for developing sophisticated online content. Serious tools, however, typically require some serious instruction-and Flash MX is no exception. Luckily for you, there's Macromedia Flash: Training from the Source.
Using hands-on, project-based tutorials that you can tackle at your own pace, this invaluable reference provides the instruction you need to start designing professional-looking Web sites. Veteran author and Flash master Chrissy Rey takes you step-by-step through the development of a complex Flash project, grounding you in the basics before moving on to more complex topics like ActionScripting and the use of video. In the process, she covers both the old and the new, including the revamped user interface, the text and graphic tools that make their debut in MX, and the brand-new Properties inspector. With Flash MX on your computer and Macromedia Flash: Training from the Source at your side, you're ready to take on the world of interactive online content.
Lesson 1. Learning Flash Basics.
Lesson 2. Adding Graphics and Text.
Lesson 3. Using Symbols and the Library.
Lesson 4. Creating Animation.
Lesson 5. Adding Basic Interactivity.
Lesson 6. Using Sound and Video.
Lesson 7. Programming with ActionScript.
Lesson 8. Using Components.
Lesson 9. Creating Dynamic Content.
Lesson 10. Creating Printable Movies.
Lesson 11. Optimizing Flash Content.
Lesson 12. Publishing a Flash Web Site.
Appendix A. Windows Shortcuts.
Appendix B. Macintosh Shortcuts.
Appendix C. Additional Resources.
Appendix D. ActionScript Quick Reference.
On page 15, we recommend flashlite.net as a resource for more information on Flash MX. Unfortunately, flashlite.net is no longer in business.
Click below for a corrected Flash file for Lesson 9:
You should not have an issue selecting and entering an action into Frame 12.