4 Replies Latest reply on May 16, 2008 12:02 AM by ThomasBenner

    Fireworks 8 Behaviors Panel Broken

    ThomasBenner Level 1
      I am using Fireworks 8 on Mac G4 with OS 10.3.9

      My Behaviors panels is not displaying the Events or Behaviors columns and I am unable to edit an event that triggers the behavior.

      I noticed that on 5/27/07 someone posted the identical problem under "Behaviors Panel Missing columns FW-8".
      Unfortunately, there was no response then to this problem.

      He wrote:
      "I'm running fireworks 8 on an intel Macbook, OS 10.4. When I open the behaviors panel, I get a 'onMouseOver" listing but nothing else. Cannot seem to highlight an event and there are no actions or events headings in the panel. As say, a rollover, the behavior works in preview, (and in dreaweaver), but if I want to use a click event, instead of a rollover, I cannot do it. (This bieng for a swap image action). Any idea of what is going on?"
        • 1. Fireworks 8 Behaviors Panel Broken
          MACnTUTOR Level 3
          Well it's been 8 days and no response. The same problem was posted last year and there was no response then either. Does anyone have any idea what is causing the Behaviors panel to "blank out" or have any ideas on how to troubleshoot this?

          Thanks
          Thomas, also known as "Adobe_Teacher"

          p.s. I contacted Adobe tech support about this before I posted this problem. The techie assured me if I posted the problem in the forums it would be answered in a few days :-)
          • 2. Re: Fireworks 8 Behaviors Panel Broken
            Level 7
            Adobe_Teacher wrote:
            > I am using Fireworks 8 on Mac G4 woth 10.3.9
            >
            > My Behaviors panels is not displaying the Events or Behaviors columns
            > and I am unable to edit an event that triggers the behavior.

            Earlier versions of Fireworks required Windows users to have the
            settings for the default display font set to "Small fonts" or you may
            have some parts of the User Interface missing. The small fonts file in
            Windows is named SMALLE.FON and it should show up in your Fonts folder
            in the Control Panel. That may still be the case.

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            Linda Rathgeber [PVII] *Adobe Community Expert-Fireworks*
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            • 3. Fireworks 8 Behaviors Panel Broken
              ThomasBenner Level 1
              Thank you Linda for your quick reply

              You discussed Fireworks on a Windows PC. I run Fireworks at home on an Apple desktop and an Apple laptop. Only the desktop (Apple G4) has had this issue for about two weeks now (it was fine for several years), the laptop's Fireworks is working well.

              At school, I teach Fireworks on Windows PCs and am not having this issue there on the PC's either.

              Your comment about some internal Fireworks interface resource causing it sounds logical. There is nothing named "SMALLE" or "SMALLE.FON" on any of my hard drives :-( I have not purposefully disabled any of my fonts lately.

              As a test, I fired up Fireworks MX 2004 on the problem desktop and the Behaviors panel was functioning normally in that version of the program.

              So, I am going to try reinstalling Fireworks 8 in the hopes that some missing/damaged resource is replaced with a new one that is working correctly.

              Thank you for your valuable time and assistance.

              Thomas

              http://www.masteradobe.com

              p.s. I have posted a screen shot of the problematic Behaviors Panel at:
              http://homepage.mac.com/macintutor/PhotoAlbum33.html
              • 4. Re: Fireworks 8 Behaviors Panel Broken
                ThomasBenner Level 1
                Problem is Fixed!

                I ran the installer and did a complete uninstall of Fireworks 8. Then I installed Fireworks 8.

                The Behaviors Panel is now functioning normally again.

                Thank you Linda for your help.

                Thomas

                http://www.masteradobe.com