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Save or export all-vector graphic created in Fireworks CS5 as SVG

Jun 13, 2013 10:46 AM

Tags: #help #adobe #export #fireworks #vector #export_svg #fireworks_cs5

This is extremely frustrating. I have Fireworks CS5. It has several tools for creating vector graphics. I have been creating a line drawing that uses 100% vector tools - no bitmap - yet there is no way that I can save or export this graphic as an SVG (scalable vector graphic). I need to be able to save this as a vector file so that someone with a laser cutter can cut and etch according to my specs. Why, short of Adobe (who purchased competitor Macromedia) wanting to force me to purchase Illustrator to do this one task, do they give us vector tools if we can't save vector files? Guess I should add that I don't own Illustrator.

 
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    Jun 13, 2013 11:42 AM   in reply to dwingp

    Yeah, it's unfortunate; you have to remember that Fireworks was designed for bitmap output (for web and screen) and hasn't been developed much beyond that concept.

     

    I'd suggest giving Aaron Beall's Export commands a try, as they include an ‘Export SVG’ option:

    http://fireworks.abeall.com/extensions/commands/Export/

     

    John Dunning recently released an SVG panel to allow for importing SVGs into Fireworks:

    http://johndunning.com/fireworks/about/SVG

     
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