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Disappointing for a Apple Training Book - Updated 18/09,
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OK, I gave this book a poor review to start, see below, as I had major issues with the lesson files that I downloaded from Peachpit. I eventually got them sorted out with the help of a chap on the Apple Communities web site. Now that everything is working I can say that this book is quite clear in what its trying to teach. The book ties up really well with the lesson files and I have found it pretty easy to follow. Only got through lesson one so everything is looking rosy now.
I've left my previous review attached as it had a fix for the java error when you download the files using the Peachpit downloader
Can't really say much about the content of the book as I haven't really got to go through it. The stumbling block for me is the lesson files that accompany the book. As you have probably read from the other reviews there are issues. Initially I had issues downloading the updated files from Peachpit. When I tried to use the download manager it threw a java error. This was fixed by following a suggested fix from Peachpit by locating Java in your System's Preferences and go to the Advanced tab. Make sure that Use SSL 2.0 Compatible ClientHello Format is checked
Once I got the file downloaded and followed the instructions for installing them nothing happened. No projects visible in FCP so cannot continue with the lessons. You would have thought the files would be checked before publication.
Shame, I was looking forward to getting to grips with this book. If I manage to find out how to resolve the problems I may alter the review to be a more positive one. I'm sure the book is very good but to fail with the lesson files pretty much at the beginning doesn't give much confidence.