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<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <alllinks galcontinue="Packages" />
      <page pageid="399" ns="0" title="Basics" />
      <page pageid="298" ns="0" title="ClippingPlaceholderReference" />
      <page pageid="6" ns="0" title="Clippings" />
      <page pageid="7" ns="0" title="Codeless Language Modules" />
      <page pageid="8" ns="0" title="Color Schemes" />
      <page pageid="23" ns="0" title="Community" />
      <page pageid="146" ns="0" title="INI files" />
      <page pageid="155" ns="0" title="Integrating BBEdit and other apps" />
      <page pageid="22" ns="0" title="Known software conflicts" />
      <page pageid="14" ns="0" title="Misc" />