Use Flash for print

Loving Flash for what it can do online isn't hard. But it's less well known for being a potentially killer application for print and graphic design, too. If you're a regular Illustrator user, you may well have wondered if there's any way to set your design to automate, so you can place a random spread of elements on a page, arrange them in a line or create curves and fills automatically.

Illustrator includes Visual Basic and JavaScript, which can do these things, but they're not the simplest of environments to work in, and they're not designed for people who think in graphical terms. Flash, on the other hand, offers ActionScript, which, as you may already know, has a much closer and more obvious connection with graphic design.

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