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Conventions Used in This Book

The computer techniques outlined in this book are geared toward both Macintosh and Windows users. The core applications we rely on—Adobe Photoshop (Elements, 7, or CS) and QuickTime Pro—behave almost identically on both platforms. You'll notice that some screenshots are captured in Windows XP, while others use Mac OS X. Regardless of which platform you use, the information in those screenshots should apply to your work, even if the colors and fonts look a little different.

The following is a list of the typographical conventions used in this book:


Italic

Used to indicate new terms, URLs, filenames, file extensions, and directories. For example, a path in the filesystem will appear as / Developer/Applications.


Color

The second color is used to indicate a cross-reference within the text.

You should pay special attention to notes set apart from the text with the following icons:

This is a tip, suggestion, or general note. It contains useful supplementary information about the topic at hand.


This is a warning or note of caution.


The thermometer icons, found next to each hack, indicate the relative complexity of the hack:

beginner
moderate
expert


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