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maximum page size in fireworks

Aug 14, 2008 7:43 PM

hi,
what is the maximum size fireworks can handle. As i have one file in Tiff format which i want to edit in firewroks but by maintaining the same pge size .
the page size is 112x112 inches .
now the problem is i can open the same file in fw but if i try to make a new page it does not make size bigger than 6000 pixels !!
from where i can change the bigger file size ? or is it possible or not !!

regrds
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    Aug 14, 2008 8:03 PM   in reply to hojintao
    hojintao wrote:
    > hi,
    > what is the maximum size fireworks can handle.

    As you have discovered, no larger than 6000 pixels in either dimension.

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    Apr 19, 2010 3:36 AM   in reply to Newsgroup_User

    Does anyone know whether CS5 has removed this limitation?

     
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    Apr 20, 2010 5:29 AM   in reply to harikaramsingh

    That has not changed, though I suppose it might when people start using computer screens that large. Don't forget that Fireworks was created for creating screen images rather than images for print.

     
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    Apr 20, 2010 6:12 AM   in reply to Linda Nicholls

    Yeah I understand.

     

    I was trying to create a long and narrow CSS sprite.  Did it in Photoshop in the end...

     
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    Apr 21, 2010 2:16 AM   in reply to hojintao

    Hi,

     

    There is a workaround for your 6000 x 6000 px problem. But use with caution!

     

    Search for this file:

     

    Fireworks CS4 Preferences.txt

     

    (Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Fireworks CS4\English\ {file here}

    Windows Vista/7: C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Fireworks CS4\English\ {file here}

    MacOS X: { not sure where it is? }

     

    Then make sure Fireworks CS4 is closed.

     

    Open the file with Notepad or any text editor.

     

    Find:

     

        <key>MaxDocSizeInPixels</key>
        <integer>6000</integer>

     

    Now change the 6000 value to anything that suites you -- for example, 8000 or 10000, etc. (this is pixels, max size of canvas in Fw)

     

    Save the file, close.

     

    Now re-open Fireworks CS4. Now you can open and create larger documents!

     

    But! Do not forget Fireworks is for screen, so with very large files, its performance and stability will decrease, so be careful!

     

    Hope this helps!

     

    NOTE: Same trick applies to Fw CS5.

     
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    Apr 21, 2010 2:20 AM   in reply to harikaramsingh

    Btw...

     

    "I was trying  to create a long and narrow CSS sprite.  Did it in Photoshop in the  end..."

     

    This is exactly why I have learned to apply the little trick with the Preferences TXT file!

     

    I sometimes need a very long (but narrow) image "sprite" for my Web work. So I usually edit the 6000 value to 10000 (or even more), and then I can create easily a file that is 10'000x10 px, and in this case, Fireworks's performance is top notch, no problems at all!

     

    So anyone that needs to create very long (but narrow) files in Fw, now you know that there's an easy way to do it, and overcome the 6000 px limitation!

     

     

     
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    Apr 21, 2010 6:12 AM   in reply to Michel Bozgounov

    super cool....

     

    Thank you for this Michel!

     
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    Apr 21, 2010 6:15 AM   in reply to harikaramsingh

    Glad I was of some help!

     
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    Jul 4, 2011 12:44 AM   in reply to Michel Bozgounov

    Hey sorry to bring this up again but im having the same problem, i tryed as suggested and changed the .txt file and i changed it to 10,000. Although it has no affect and im quite sure the problem is that my computer recently suffered a hard drive failure so i got the files recoved off the old hardrive and the only Fireworks CS5 Preferences.txt (using cs5) file i can find is in the folder with everything recovered off my old HDD, and i cannot find this file or any of the folders to that file on my C drive.

     

    Im using windows 7 by the way.

     
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    Aug 8, 2011 8:44 PM   in reply to hojintao

    Hi I make command for changing this preset.

    Please download this.

     

    http://homepage.mac.com/akira_maru/download/Change_Max_Canvas_Size_Set ting.zip

     

    You have to put this jsf file in the command folder.

     

    After changing value, you need restart the application.

     

    Akira Maruyama

    http://twitter.com/akira_maru

     
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    Aug 9, 2011 1:45 AM   in reply to 章 丸山

    This is an excellent extension! Now changing max possible size of canvas in Fireworks is a breeze!

     

    Just a note: Still, it is safe to make only documents that are less than 10000x10000 px in size. Fw may behave unpredictably when this size is exceeded...

     

    Note 2: On the Mac, the preferences TXT file is here:

    Library/Preferences/Adobe Fireworks CS4/en/

    Library/Preferences/Adobe Fireworks CS5/en/

    ...however, now with the excellent command made by Akira, there's no need to edit the file manually anymore > just use the command, set the size and restart Fw!

     
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