Macromedia Flash 5: Training from the Source

Author: Chrissy Rey
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ISBN: 0201729318
Publisher: Macromedia Press (18 June, 2001)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 44,797
Average Customer Rating: 3.36 out of 5

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Rating: 1 out of 5
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This book has many typos and incorrect descriptions. It's disheartening to see such a half...attempt at writing. Especially, one that has the Macromedia logo on it. They have the right idea, but they need a MORE QUALIFIED AUTHOR.

Rating: 2 out of 5
Not for beginners
I am quite familiar with other Macromedia products such as Dreamweaver and Fireworks. Luckily that experience helped me get through some of the lessons in this book. I am teacher who teaches teachers how to design web pages, and because of my experience with total beginners I know this book is ABSOLUTELY NOT for beginners.
There is too much assumption that people will know how to do things or where to find object, palettes or whatever is necessary for the lesson. At the end of the lessons we are told what we have learned but there is no rhyme or reason to it because there is no explanation of WHY we have learned it, and how it will be useful in the future. Finally, at the end of each chapter you save a half done movie that you never get to work on again in the book. Instead in the successive lesson you open up one in which many changes have been made, which you don't understand since you are not the one who made it and with which you are not familiar. So you begin each successive lesson with something kind of familiar, but not really, making it even harder for beginners.
I expected more out of book published by Macromedia for Macromedia.

Rating: 4 out of 5
Great tutorial
After trying and returning a couple of other Flash books I bought the Training from the Source book and loved it right from the start. I do have a problem in lesson three and am looking for an eratta on the book if there is one. I found one typo so far that makes lesson 2 look funny. (Pg 58 #7 the Height and Width are reversed.)
In lesson 3 I can't find the Neptune Logo Symbol in the common library.

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