6 Replies Latest reply on Nov 30, 2006 1:54 PM by cgacfox

    Help my knife tool is grayed out!

    cgacfox
      I have been using Fireworks for a number of years now. I need to create a graphic header and drew a rounded-rectangle. I want to cut it in half but noticed that my knife tool is grayed out. It has always worked in the past. What could have happened to it? How do I get it back to functioning? Please help!
        • 1. Re: Help my knife tool is grayed out!
          Level 7
          cgacfox wrote:
          > I have been using Fireworks for a number of years now. I need to create a
          > graphic header and drew a rounded-rectangle. I want to cut it in half but
          > noticed that my knife tool is grayed out. It has always worked in the past.
          > What could have happened to it? How do I get it back to functioning? Please
          > help!

          Make sure you haven't accidentally flattened the object you want to use
          the knife tool on. It won't work on bitmaps.

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          • 2. Re: Help my knife tool is grayed out!
            cgacfox Level 1
            I didn't flatten it. I drew the rectangle and wanted to cut the top off but the knife tool is grayed out for some reason. I started over again and still nothing. Not sure what is going on.
            • 3. Re: Help my knife tool is grayed out!
              Level 7
              cgacfox wrote:
              > I didn't flatten it. I drew the rectangle and wanted to cut the top
              > off but the knife tool is grayed out for some reason. I started over
              > again and still nothing. Not sure what is going on.

              Try deleting the Fireworks preferences text file. That will set
              everything back to the original defaults the next time you load the
              program.



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              • 4. Re: Help my knife tool is grayed out!
                cgacfox Level 1
                Thank you. I will try that. Where exactly is that file located? I just went into my program files for Fireworks MX 2004 and cannot find the file. Again thanks for your help.
                • 5. Re: Help my knife tool is grayed out!
                  Level 7
                  cgacfox wrote:
                  > Thank you. I will try that. Where exactly is that file located? I
                  > just went into my program files for Fireworks MX 2004 and cannot find
                  > the file. Again thanks for your help.

                  On my machine it's located at

                  C:\Documents and Settings\Linda Rathgeber\Application
                  Data\Macromedia\Fireworks 8\English


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                  • 6. Re: Help my knife tool is grayed out!
                    cgacfox Level 1
                    Thank you so much! That worked. I don't know what happened but that is much better now!