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I’m Tiling to Compare

Although I’m under no delusion that tiling windows is a new or exciting concept, I will say that not many people understand why you would ever want to do such a thing. Especially when you can maximize your window to see everything, and with the new tabbing system (not available on Macs) added to Flash MX 2004, you could switch from one open document to another fairly quickly (especially after reading this book). There is a very useful purpose for tiling your open documents: to compare them side-by-side and see several of them all at once. Choosing Window and then Tile will arrange your open documents so that they are all visible at the same time. There are some things to consider when doing this: You can tile as many open documents as you wish, although I’d recommend staying under eight unless you have a theatre for a screen. Any minimized windows will stay that way and will not be included in the tiling. After you have your open documents laid out before you, it will be easy to compare them or, more importantly, copy and paste from one to the next with a simple drag-n-drop.


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