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Jennifer Hotpants wrote:
> Can anyone help me? I'm having a blonde moment understanding how to deal with
> I need to have a sign printed that's about 8 inches by 36 inches. I will
> probably have Kinko's print the sign.
Fireworks was developed for low resolution Web design. Illustrator, with
its CMYK color space, would be the correct software to use for designing
Linda Rathgeber - Adobe Community Expert
Thank you for that tidbit of information Linda.
Now could someone answer the questions that were actually asked please?
> Now could someone answer the questions that were actually asked please?
>>I need to have a sign printed that's about 8 inches by 36 inches. I will
probably have Kinko's print the sign.
>> I set my canvas up to be that size, but how do I translate from what size
characters will be in the real world, back to font sizes?
I'd love to help but it seems a bit pointless since the questions relate to
Illustrator not Fireworks as Linda explained.
Fireworks is for web pages and screen displays. Illustrator is for print
work, banners, signs etc.
e.g. Fireworks rulers measure in pixels, not inches or cm.
Trim and fit are explained quite well in the Fireworks Help files.
Trimming or fitting the canvas
If your document contains extra space around the contents of the canvas, you
can trim the canvas. You can also modify the canvas by expanding it to fit
objects that extend beyond its boundary.
To trim or fit the canvas to the document contents:
1. Choose Select > Deselect to view the document properties in the Property
2. Click Fit Canvas in the Property inspector.
The canvas expands or contracts to the size of the contents of the canvas.