I've recently started to use Fireworks 8 & am working on
making some buttons for my website.
I've made a button on a transparent canvas, using a rectangle
tool & on it is a text saying "HOME".
To creat the animation now, I wonder if anyone could point me
in the right direction as how to I go about making each of the
letter i.e. "H", "O", "M", "E" individually fly from different
direction such as letter "H" just above from top right of the
button, letter "O" from just above the top left of the button
itself, etc. I know this can be done by converting an "object" into
"Modify > Animation > Animate Selection" BUT how could I do
it with the "invididual letters" rather than the whole word "HOME".
Additionall, once I do so, how exactly could I change the
text from "HOME" to "ABOUT" keeping the animation EXACTLY THE SAME
on the same button (keeping the rectangular button's own animation
intact). & then changing the text to "CONTACT", etc. so I can
finally have EXACTLY same animation on each individual letters of
different link (HOME, CONTACT, ABOUT, etc.)
If I save it as a gif animation, it might not show the
animation smoothly, cos of people's slower Internet connection (and
perhaps, different letter flying by at different time, etc.), so
would it be sensible to save it as "Flash" file instead so all
individual letters of each of the links (HOME, ABOUT, CONTACT) has
their animation at the same time ???