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Missing Manual DreamWeaver CS4 and Flash CS4 tutorials with Mac OS Leopard

Was wondering if the tutorials for The Missing Manual books DreamWeaver CS4 and Flash CS4 will work in Mac OS 10.5.6 on a MacBook Pro 17 in with intel core?
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  • Hi Marls,

    Yes, these books should give you the information you need to follow the tutorials on a Mac.

    See this note from Dreamweaver CS4: The Missing Manual:

    Dreamweaver CS4 works almost precisely the same way in its Macintosh and Windows versions. Every button in every dialog box is exactly the same; the software response to every command is identical. In this book, the illustrations have been given even-handed treatment, alternating between the various operating systems where Dreamweaver feels at home (Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X).

    One of the biggest differences between Mac and Windows software is the keystrokes, because the Ctrl key in Windows is the equivalent of the Macintosh key. And the key labeled Alt on a PC (and on non-U.S. Macs) is the equivalent of the Option key on American Mac keyboards.

    Whenever this book refers to a key combination, therefore, you'll see the Windows keystroke listed first (with + symbols, as is customary in Windows documentation); the Macintosh keystroke follows in parentheses (with - symbols, in time honored Mac fashion). In other words, you might read, "The keyboard shortcut for saving a file is Ctrl+S (-S)."


    And this similar note from Flash CS4: The Missing Manual:

    Flash CS4 works much the same way in its Mac and Windows incarnations except for a few interface differences. Naturally you may see slight variations in performance on different machines. This book's illustrations give Mac and Windows equal time, alternating by chapter, so you get to see how all of Flash's features look, no matter what kind of computer you're running.

    There is one small difference between Mac and Windows software that you need to be aware of, and that's keystrokes. The Ctrl key in Windows is the equivalent of the Macintosh key, and the key labeled Alt on a PC (and on non-U.S. Macs) is the equivalent of the Option key on American Mac keyboards.

    Whenever this book refers to a key combination, therefore, you'll see the Windows keystroke listed first (with + symbols, as is customary in Windows documentation); the Macintosh keystroke follows in parentheses (with - symbols, in time-honored Mac tradition). In other words, you might read, "The keyboard shortcut for saving a file is Ctrl+S (-S)." This book mentions any other significant differences between the Mac and Windows versions of Flash CS4 as they come up.


    Please let us know if you have any other questions.

    Thanks,

    Rachel James
    O'Reilly Media, Inc.
    http://community.oreilly.com/
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