5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 13, 2006 12:26 PM by Newsgroup_User

    importing text

    techy2001
      hi,
      a simple problem...
      i am trying to import an rtf file into fireworks but it gives an error
      could not import unknown file type
      whats wrong
      pls help asap
      thanks
        • 1. Re: importing text
          Level 7
          As far as I know, fireworks doesn't know what an rtf file is. Fireworks is
          for web graphics. It is not a word processor. If you just want to get the
          text, copy and paste it into a text field. If you want to create a web
          page, try Dreamweaver.

          Tony

          "techy2001" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:e6l7ve$o5e$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > hi,
          > a simple problem...
          > i am trying to import an rtf file into fireworks but it gives an error
          > could not import unknown file type
          > whats wrong
          > pls help asap
          > thanks
          >


          • 2. Re: importing text
            techy2001 Level 1
            but i saw in fireworks help under importing text

            You can copy text from a source document and paste into the current Fireworks document, or you can drag it from the source to the current document. You can also open or import an entire text file in Fireworks.

            Fireworks can import RTF (rich text format) and ASCII (plain text) formats.

            To open or import a text file:
            Select File > Open or File > Import.
            Navigate to the folder containing the file.
            Select the file and click OK.

            but its not working for me
            pls reply
            thanks
            • 3. Re: importing text
              Level 7
              I am able to import rtf files with FW8 and MX2004 - WindowsXP.

              alex

              techy2001 wrote:
              > but i saw in fireworks help under importing text
              >
              > You can copy text from a source document and paste into the current Fireworks
              > document, or you can drag it from the source to the current document. You can
              > also open or import an entire text file in Fireworks.
              >
              > Fireworks can import RTF (rich text format) and ASCII (plain text) formats.
              >
              > To open or import a text file:
              > Select File > Open or File > Import.
              > Navigate to the folder containing the file.
              > Select the file and click OK.
              >
              > but its not working for me
              > pls reply
              > thanks
              >
              >
              • 4. Re: importing text
                Level 7
                OK! You learn something new every hour. With the long wish-list for FW, I
                am surprised they spent developer time on this one.

                The only other thing I can offer is that I find RTF to be a lot like TIFF.
                With both, your results vary between applications and between files. One
                file may work fine, another may not.

                You could post a link to your file and someone may be able to see if they
                can open it.

                HTH,
                Tony


                • 5. Re: importing text
                  Level 7
                  i learn something new every hour and forget 2 things every half hour

                  Anthony Bollinger wrote:
                  > OK! You learn something new every hour. With the long wish-list for FW, I
                  > am surprised they spent developer time on this one.
                  >
                  > The only other thing I can offer is that I find RTF to be a lot like TIFF.
                  > With both, your results vary between applications and between files. One
                  > file may work fine, another may not.
                  >
                  > You could post a link to your file and someone may be able to see if they
                  > can open it.
                  >
                  > HTH,
                  > Tony
                  >
                  >