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Tutorials

Getting Started with Fireworks

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infoView in Fireworks: Select Help > Getting Started with Fireworks

Audience

This manual is intended for beginning Fireworks users.

Description

This guide introduces you to using Macromedia Fireworks 8. It also includes four tutorials that lead you through the process of creating web graphics.

The tutorials teach you how to perform the following tasks with Fireworks:

  • Import and place images into graphics
  • Draw and manipulate vector shapes
  • Batch process images files
  • Optimize and export image files
  • Work with text, frames, layers, shapes, and masks
  • Slice images
  • Create rollovers, buttons, and pop-up menus

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Using Fireworks

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infoView in Fireworks: Select Help > Using Fireworks

Audience

This manual is intended for all Fireworks users.

Description

This user guide contains comprehensive, task-based information on all the features to help you design and edit web graphics with Fireworks.

You'll learn to use the wide range of tools in Fireworks to perform the following tasks:

  • Create and edit both bitmap and vector images within a single file
  • Design web effects such as rollovers and pop-up menus
  • Crop and optimize graphics to reduce their file size
  • Save time by automating repetitive tasks
  • Export or save your documents in a variety of file formats, or export them for use in another application such as Macromedia Flash

Extending Fireworks

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infoView in Fireworks: Select Help > Extending Fireworks

Audience

This manual is intended for advanced users who want to build extensions or customize the Fireworks user interface.

Description

This manual describes the Fireworks framework and application programming interface (API), which includes the custom JavaScript functions that are built into Fireworks. With this manual, you'll learn to write your own objects and commands to customize or extend Fireworks. To accomplish these tasks, you must be proficient in JavaScript and Fireworks.

You'll learn to write your own objects and commands to customize or extend Fireworks. To accomplish these tasks, you must be proficient in JavaScript and Fireworks.

This guide teaches you how to do many tasks with the Fireworks API, including the following:

  • Use the Fireworks Object Model
  • Write cross-product extensions (extensions written in, or for, other Macromedia applications)
  • Create Auto Shapes using the JavaScript Auto Shape construction

Fireworks Remote Procedure Calls (RPC)

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Download ZIP

Audience

This file is intended for advanced users who want to build Fireworks extensions.

Description

The RPC mechanism exposes the Fireworks JavaScript DOM via XML and sockets. It allows other applications to access functionality previously restricted to JavaScript programs running inside of Fireworks.

Nearly anything that can be done by a JavaScript program running inside of Fireworks can be done by an application through Fireworks RPC. For example, an application running on the same machine as Fireworks can open Fireworks documents, slice them, optimize them, and then export them; or the application can create a new Fireworks document, draw into it, and then preview it in a browser.

This downloadable zip file contains client stubs for C++ and ActionScript 2, and a complete description of the Fireworks API.

Errata

Using Fireworks Errata

Getting Started with Fireworks and Using Fireworks Errata

Audience

This document is intended for users of the Getting Started with Fireworks and Using Fireworks documentation.

Description

This document corrects known errors or omissions in Using Fireworks documentation.

Extension Documentation Errata

Extending Fireworks Errata

Audience

This document is intended for users of Extending Fireworks documentation.

Description

This document corrects known errors or omissions in Extending Fireworks documentation.

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