It's totally easy to create a link to an external page in fireworks but i can't work out how to link to somewhere within the page itself. I've got quite a long page and want to create links at the top that jump down to the relevant area within the page.. please if someone could help i'd really appreciate it!
Fireworks is image creation and editing software. Although it is tempting to try to use it as a WYSIWYG editor, it usn't meant to be used it that way, so functions like the one you are looking for are not available. The best way to do what you want is in Dreamweaver.
Yes, editing the exported HTML is the best way to accomplish this. There is no way to embed anchor tags within a page in Fireworks - you can add a link that includes an anchor tag, but you'll have to add that anchor manually after the page is exported.
And remember - the HTML and CSS that Fireworks exports is a starting point, not final production ready code. It's fine to use as demonstration, but there are always things than can be optimized, added, and improved.
If you are using FW to create wireframes -> you can create internal document links to other pages like this:
(I am assuming that you have a master page and multiple document pages)
btw -> it is 1,000 % ok to use FW to create wireframes and use internal link
This is actually not entirely that difficult.
Let me know if this is helpful or not.