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Working with items within groups

Dec 11, 2011 1:35 PM

Tags: #cs5 #fireworks #groups

With nearly all primary Adobe CS applications they offer a way to modify individual items within a group without ungrouping the item. Both Illustrator and InDesign in CS5.5 enable to doubleclick on the group which enters a mode were that item is isolated and only the contents within can be modified. As far as I can tell the only options to do this in Fireworks is to:

 

* Ungroup and then regroup, which is not ideal because you loose the name of the group and you have to reselect each item again afterwards to regroup

* Use the sub selection tool, which is also not ideal because it dose not allow you to target sub groups as items

 

Can anybody else confirm this behavior?

 
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    Dec 11, 2011 6:57 PM   in reply to McShaman179

    Try the Object extension by Aaron Beall http://fireworks.abeall.com/extensions/

     

    You can also, instead of grouping the objects, convert them to a Symbol (Select all, then Modify > Symbol > Convert to Symbol > Graphic. The objects will then behave as a group. You can edit individual items in the group by opening the symbol in the Symbol editor. To open the Symbol editor, simply double click on it.

     
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