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#1 Christen

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 08:11 AM

This would be great for comps!
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Place a shape for an article call-out.
Add a text field over it and the text can run around object.
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Hey, let me know if Fireworks already does this, ok.

I downloaded a custom fireworks extension for "Make Coffee" now if I could get it to put the milk in I'd really be happy!

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 09:35 AM

you can attach text to a path now. Is that what you meant? or something else?

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 10:16 AM

I downloaded a custom fireworks extension for "Make Coffee" now if I could get it to put the milk in I'd really be happy!


Where can we find the *make Coffee* extension? ;)

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 11:25 AM

Where can we find the *make Coffee* extension? ;)

I believe here:
http://www.senocular.../makeCoffee.mxp

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 12:35 AM

Amazingly fun!
The perfect blend (pun intended) of art and technology/design and development!

Now, if you could only write the extension in JAVA.

Promise to share your work with friends! (and give credit!)

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The run text thing is something I've seen in Quark where a text area actually runs around the object on the stage. See the (bad) example:

runTextAroundObject.png

In a good example text would actually make a space for the object...

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 05:15 AM

Ah, I gotcha. Yeah, I think Fireworks could greatly benefit with better handling of text in general, that being a good area of where.

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 12:25 AM

Ah, I gotcha. Yeah, I think Fireworks could greatly benefit with better handling of text in general, that being a good area of where.


Agree!! This is definitely a pain that fireworks can't do this basic behaviour.... I've been struggling with this since Fireworks 3

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 01:35 PM

Another vote here, it would be a great feature, especially since Fireworks is for web design and image floats in text is so common.

In the meantime, you have to separate the textfields into multiple blocks. In your case, 3 blocks:
1) The first block is the same width but height ends right above the image, where "illac" is in your example
2) The second block is resized to take up all the space to the left of the image
3) The third block is back to the original width, and begins just below the image... where the text "et quis homo est quilibet homo" is above in your example

I made a few commands to hopefully make that process a little less painful:
http://fireworks.abe.../commands/#Text

You can use the Split/Merge commands to a little more easily break things apart, then put them back together if you need to.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 10:30 AM

its a very useful feature but would that be a text editor behavior? still, we can wish though.:)

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:08 PM

I just read that Xara has added this functionality to their latest release ...

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 08:34 PM

This is a new enhancement in Fireworks public Beta, go to http://labs.adobe.com to get it while its hot. :)

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:20 PM

the beta has some coool features!

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 03:37 PM

TEXT WARP! TEXT WARP! TEXT WARP!

Bloody Adobe programmers. Hate 'em.

Photoshop is a pain to use compared to the simplicity of Fireworks.
Yet Fireworks is missing very simple actions.

like say . . . um . . TEXT WARP . . . damnit!


By the way, how do you attach text to a path again, please?

I've been searching Google for this for an hour and all I get is Photoshop, Photoshop, Photoshop . . :angry:

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 06:48 PM

TEXT WARP! TEXT WARP! TEXT WARP!

Bloody Adobe programmers. Hate 'em.

Photoshop is a pain to use compared to the simplicity of Fireworks.
Yet Fireworks is missing very simple actions.

like say . . . um . . TEXT WARP . . . damnit!


By the way, how do you attach text to a path again, please?

I've been searching Google for this for an hour and all I get is Photoshop, Photoshop, Photoshop . . :angry:



Select the text adn path go to Text> Attach in path or Attach to path

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 10:33 AM

RAJA: I see you found both my posts.

Thanks again.
It was driving me nuts.

Also, finding there's no 'Help' file anymore . . . (??)

Had to find it online.

Oh well, things change . . . we move on

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 12:36 PM

Whats up BRAD! :) Yea accessing help in CS4 is kinda strange in my opinion. Its cool how its online and brings you to a fireworks specific page, but finding that little Help link in the top right is not easy to find right off the bat...

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 08:37 AM

Whats up BRAD! :) Yea accessing help in CS4 is kinda strange in my opinion. Its cool how its online and brings you to a fireworks specific page, but finding that little Help link in the top right is not easy to find right off the bat...



And a good day to you, sir! It's been awhile hasn't it. . .
I see my status has increased from Firestarter to Fireworker (only took me 2 years . . hehe)

I'm at a crossroads between Photoshop and Fireworks.

I just wish they would give more "toys" to us Fireworkers without changing the U.I.

The biggest beefs I have with Photoshop so far are:

1. that I can't just click between layers in the main screen
2. that I can't just open a file (.jpg) and move it around the main screen because it's the ever-holy 'background' . . .

Two things that are simple and sweet in Fire.
*sigh* :unsure:

I'm pretty sure Fireworks can do the job.
Maybe I just need to Google for more tutorials and spend more time here. :read: