I really need to import/open SVG files in Fireworks CS5. I have been searching the Web for days now, but I can't find anything. The reason for this is that I get thousands of files sent to me in SVG format that I needto incorporate into my designs made in Fireworks. I solve it today by opening the files in Illustrator, copy each one of them, paste in Fireworks... WTF!
So please tell me someone made this easy for me?
Fireworks doesn't have native support for SVG format. You can convert SVG files to PNG format with Fireworks. They will not be editable, however.
@Linda: I couldn't get File > Open to work on an SVG file (in FW8 or CS5). I was suprised; I didn't realize that format was such a problem.
@Erik: My suggestion is to talk to the people sending you the files and to request an alternate format. Or charge them for the extra time.
I also have this problem. I didnt exatly find a solution, however here's the way i learnt to use .svg without losing editability in Fireworks.
1. Download Inkscape as suggested by Joyce Evans Erb. Here
2. Open the SVG file you need to work with in Inkscape.
3. Go to File > Save As and select .eps (Encapsulated PostScript)
4. Open the saved .eps file in Fireworks.
Now you might get a bit of unnecessary space around the file but it should work out just fine.
Also, if you havn't already go check out thenounproject.com . It's a great resource for us Fireworks types.
As a final note, i'd just like to plead with Adobe to put a bit more effort into Fireworks. It's a great program that i feel is being dragged along with the suite. (Hope to see some really awesome stuff in Fireworks CS6.5 *wink* )