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New Riders is an imprint of Peachpit, a division of Pearson Education.

Published in association with Adobe Press.

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Copyright © 2005 by James Rankin and Anna Ullrich

Editor: Rebecca Gulick

Developmental and Copy Editor: Tiffany Taylor

Production Editor: Hilal Sala

Compositor: Kim Scott

Proofreader: Robert Campbell

Media Producer: Eric Geoffroy

Indexer: Julie Bess

Cover Design: Aren Howell

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The information in this book is distributed on an “As Is” basis, without warranty. While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of the book, neither the authors nor Peachpit shall have any liability to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the instructions contained in this book or by the computer software and hardware products described in it.


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