Paperback: 584 pages
Publisher: Thomson/Course Technology; 1 edition (November 12, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 9.6 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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**A tongue in cheek review by a severely disappointed graphic designer.**Jiminy Cricket: "But Sherry, that's just repackaging Macromedia's information and then asking people to pay for something they already have."Sherry: "Quiet, you! There's money to be made!" *stomp*Seriously though, the author should have a guilty conscience for putting this book together.Here are 3 guidelines that should be met before purchasing this book becomes a good idea:1. You don't have the books that came with the programs.2. Out of the millions of CD roms Macromedia made, you, the tortured soul that you are, inexplicably got the only ones missing the built-in help manuals and tutorials.3. Rewarding lazy opportunists by wasting your hard-earned cash is one of your hobbies. (That's okay if it is, I'm not here to judge you.)If you can read through the manuals and help documents that came with the programs, do the tutorials, maybe do a few Google searches if you get stuck, and simply experiment a little with the programs, you've got all the information that's in this book. The book is this same information regurgitated into a pretty package."All right Mr. Smartypants," you're saying to yourself "if you and your pants are so brilliant, why did you buy this book?"Well, since you asked, I got suckered in by the whole "as well as the integration of all three applications" mentioned in the editorial review. I've got a pretty decent handle on the programs by themselves but I was looking for some good tips on streamlining my workflow when using these 3 programs in conjunction. And hey, the thing is 584 pages long. There's got to be some useful information in there, right?