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Create and deliver rich interactive content

Adobe® Flash® Professional CS5 software is the industry-leading environment for interactive authoring and delivery of immersive experiences that are presented consistently across personal computers, mobile devices, and screens of virtually any size and resolution. Design expressive content with professional typography and pixel-precise drawing tools, write code precisely and efficiently with code completion and customizable code snippets, and deliver superior-quality video to audiences practically everywhere.

Top reasons to upgrade to Adobe® Flash® Professional CS5

New text engine—Take control over your text with print-quality typography via the new Text Layout Framework. Work with columns and bidirectional text, and maintain layout and formatting with greater fidelity when importing from other Adobe products.

XML-based FLA source files—Manage and modify projects using source control systems and collaborate on files more easily. An XML-based nonbinary implementation of the FLA format allows projects and associated assets to function as items in a directory or folder.

Enhanced ActionScript editor—Increase development speed with an improved ActionScript editor, including custom class code hinting and code completion. Start projects and grasp the fundamentals of using ActionScript code more quickly, or reference your own code or external code libraries more efficiently.

Use the new text engine in Flash Professional CS5 to set professional-quality text in your layouts.

You can scrub video and view the timecode directly on the stage, making it easy to add custom cue points.

Code Snippets panel—Quickly include functional code for timeline navigation, actions, animation, audio and video, and event handlers. Reduce the ActionScript® 3.0 learning curve and promote greater creativity by injecting prebuilt code into projects.

Improved Adobe Creative Suite® integration—Enhance your productivity and workflow when using Adobe Photoshop,® Illustrator,® InDesign,® and Flash Builder.™ Leverage the FXG graphics file format and integration with Adobe Mini Bridge for digital asset management.

Distribution of content virtually anywhere—Deliver consistently across screens of virtually any size and use Adobe Device Central for enhanced testing. Distribute, track, and monetize applications on social networks, mobile devices, and desktops via Adobe Flash Platform Services.* Flash Professional CS5 also includes the Packager for iPhone to publish applications for the iPhone.

When designing mobile content in Flash Professional CS5, you can use the Test Movie command to launch Adobe Device Central CS5 and test things like network performance and accelerometer controls.

Adobe Flash Builder integration—Use Adobe Flash Builder software as your primary ActionScript editor for Flash Professional projects. Streamline your workflow by testing, debugging, and publishing content in Flash Professional while already editing code in Flash Builder.

Spring for Bones—Create more realistic inverse kinematic effects with new motion attributes added to the Bones tool. Strength and damping settings provide more realistic and complex physics movements within a simple and familiar user interface.

Video improvements—Streamline video embedding and encoding processes with on-stage video scrubbing and a new cue points property inspector. See and play back FLV components directly on the stage.

New Deco drawing tools—Add advanced animation effects with a new comprehensive set of brushes for the Deco tool. Quickly create movement for particle phenomena like clouds or rain, and draw stylized lines or patterns with multiple objects.