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From: TECHWR-L Listowner <admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com>
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Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2009 02:05:10 -0600 (MDT)


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Sunday, June 21, 2009
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Flare 5.0 and Blaze 2.0 Enhance Editing Project Linking

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http://www.madcapsoftware.com/

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