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Reference Fireworks files by link?

Dec 5, 2012 8:27 PM

Tags: #linking_files

In InDesign, there is a way to reference a file (create a link to another file). When you update the original file, the referencing file, when opened, asks the user 'would you like to update the link?'; is this action possible in Fireworks?

 

This is what the popup dialogue box looks like.

Screen Shot 2012-12-05 at 9.23.05 PM.png

 

 

Here is my use case: create screens for applicaiton, then create wireframe document that references that file. Problems are, for me, that if I edit the original document at the moment I don't know of a way to link the file into the wireframe .fw document. So keeping the two up to date and "n'sync" (sorry, had to) is quite a PITA for a larger project.

 

Tl/Dr: I would like to automate the task of keeping a document up to date referencing other Fireworks files.

 

 

Thanks for any insight and long live Fireworks

 
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    Dec 5, 2012 8:53 PM   in reply to AutoApp_Jords

    You might explore the use of Symbols and the Update command within the Document Library fly-out menu. According to the following Adobe Help page, “Imported symbols maintain their link to their original symbol document. You can edit the original symbol document and then update the target documents to reflect the edits.”

     

    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/fireworks/cs/using/WS4c25cfbb1410b0021e63e 3d1152b00db4b-7fd4.html#WS4c25cfbb1410b0021e63e3d1152b00db4b-7fd2

     

    Otherwise, have a look at the Linked Images panel extension created by John Dunning: http://johndunning.com/fireworks/about/LinkedImages

     
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