I cannot for the life of me Export all pages as pdf from FW CS6 on my Mac. All software is fully up-to-date. I have many times Exported scucessfully before, but now the same file is no longer exportable. I'm going crazy. The source PNG file is a 15 MB file of 68 pages, it is filled with hotspots that should export an interactive PDF. (I deleted all of the "unused library symbols" (even though that deletes symbols that are actually in use)). My Mac is a PowerMac 8GB RAM... I can't remeber the processor setup... I can tell you later when I'm at work...
I have been using FW since late 90s. FW crashes a dozen or more times a day these days. I'm tired of fighting it. Adobe has frankly been woeful in updating FW (on the Mac at least). It is an excellent product... but at best an unfinished product. I've sent bug reports through official channels for years and every year Adobe fails to fix them. It is quite shocking really.
I hope I can get a quick answer, or else my job will become much more difficult.
So what result are you experiencing exactly? Just a crash with no output?
If you had to output each page individually—or at least in chunks smaller than 68 pages—you could possibly reassemble the whole thing in Preview… Otherwise, I tend to favor the native Mac option for creating PDFs, which would probably mean using a Print dialog—perhaps from within Preview or a web browser, if your file can be viewed in either of those. Then again, I don't know whether printing will preserve the interactivity.
Here's a partial Crash output, let me know if more would help:
Process: Adobe Fireworks CS6 
Path: /Applications/Adobe Fireworks CS6/Adobe Fireworks CS6.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe Fireworks CS6
Version: Adobe Fireworks CS6 version 22.214.171.124 (12.0.0)
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd 
User ID: 502
Date/Time: 2013-02-05 17:33:03.564 -0500
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.8.2 (12C60)
Report Version: 10
Interval Since Last Report: 95268 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: 72
Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 84851 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 17
Anonymous UUID: EDC2114F-8AD4-DC55-0A2A-EC60302FB1F0
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000
Application Specific Information:
Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0 libsystem_kernel.dylib 0x9856fa6a __pthread_kill + 10
1 libsystem_c.dylib 0x935caacf pthread_kill + 101
I cannot do the Mac > Print > PDF method because:
1) FW is broken and can only print one page at a time (inc. PDFs) despite selecting the Print 'Pages: All' radio button.
2) The file is an interactive one, many hotspots.
Pls recall this was working fine — with the usual FW half-dozen crashes a day — for months before yesterday.
Kicking and screaming... and now posting... I dare not call Support... They'll just say reinstall everything without giving me any potential fixes...
Sorry, I have no ability to read or understand a crash report. (When I asked about output, I meant PDF output.) And I really don't know what to suggest. You're not the first to experience a crash upon exporting a PDF, though. You might take a look at these forum threads, and see if they give you any ideas:
Actually, I would also suggest exporting Select Pages as a PDF instead of All. (Select maybe the first 10 pages.) If that doesn't work, then make a copy of the FW document using Save As and delete a bunch of pages—again, maybe just leave the first 10 pages—and try exporting that abridged version. The idea is that maybe your file is just too large for Fireworks' PDF Export capabilities.
Thanks for your suggestions, but as the whole document is a whole app UI, I can't really break it up without having to redo all the hotspots. Though I am curious as to whether that would work... But it was the same length before for weeks and was ok...