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ActionScript 2.0 Language Reference for Macromedia Flash 8

Francis Cheng, Jen deHaan, Robert L. Dixon, Shimul Rahim

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Project Management: JuLee Burdekin

Lead Writers: Francis Cheng, Robert Dixon, Shimul Rahim

Additional Writers: Jen deHaan, Thais Derich, Guy Haas, David Jacowitz, Jeff Swartz

Samples Developers: Luke Bayes, Francis Cheng, Robert Dixon, Ali Mills, Jeff Swartz

Editing: Linda Adler, Geta Carlson, Evelyn Eldridge, John Hammett, Noreen Maher, Mark Nigara, Lisa Stanziano, Anne Szabla, Jessie Wood

Production Management: Patrice O’Neill

Media Design and Production: Adam Barnett, John Francis, Brett Jarvis, Mario Reynoso

Special thanks to: Peter deHaan, Gary Grossman, Lee Thomason, and The Flash Player Core Team

Macromedia Press

Macromedia Press Editor: Angela C. Kozlowski

Production Editor: Pat Christenson

Product Marketing Manager: Zigi Lowenberg

Cover Design: Charlene Charles Will

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