5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 12, 2009 1:58 PM by Newsgroup_User

    FW CS4 crashes when using the pen tool for many points

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      Good morning,

      Every time I try to create a mask with the pen tool that requires a good
      amount of points, FW crashes. I've had this happen with CS3 as well, but
      with CS4 , it crashes with many less points than CS3 - has any one
      experienced this, and more to the point, any solutions?

      Aloha,

      Jerry
      http://MauiWebDesigns.com



        • 1. Re: FW CS4 crashes when using the pen tool for many points
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          "FatCat" <info@mauiwebdesigns.com> wrote in message
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          > Good morning,
          >
          > Every time I try to create a mask with the pen tool that requires a good
          > amount of points, FW crashes. I've had this happen with CS3 as well, but
          > with CS4 , it crashes with many less points than CS3 - has any one
          > experienced this, and more to the point, any solutions?

          I find I use CS3 for all tasks except for the few that require the new
          features in CS4. Both DW and Fireworks CS4 are giant grey hawgs :-)


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          • 2. Re: FW CS4 crashes when using the pen tool for many points
            Level 7
            Hi Al,

            > I find I use CS3 for all tasks except for the few that require the new
            > features in CS4. Both DW and Fireworks CS4 are giant grey hawgs :-)

            I knew I should have stuck with CS3!

            My Bridge quit working, and I figured that was Nature's way of telling me to
            upgrade. I spent all of a weekend trying to download the software (akamai
            means smart - what a misnomer!), then when it finally downloaded the
            installation was corrupt - did that three times - took all night to
            download, with a lot of stalls and freezes.

            Then on Monday I call customer service and they tell me that that download
            is too large - why offer it, then?

            Anyway, I bought the DVD, got it a few days later, installed it and Bridge
            still didn't work! Turns out that my anti-virus somehow kept it from
            working! I don't know why, since it was working previously. Anyway, now I
            have CS4, but it doesn't work as well as CS3, as you'd warned me - shoulda
            listened to Uncle Al! ;o) It only cost me $600 plus the lost weekend and the
            hassles of using a glitchy program - live and learn!

            However, I'm an eternal optimist - haven't lost hope that this will get
            fixed.

            --
            Aloha,

            Jerry
            http://MauiWebDesigns.com



            • 3. Re: FW CS4 crashes when using the pen tool for many points
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              "FatCat" <info@mauiwebdesigns.com> wrote in message
              news:gkga3u$gtc$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > Hi Al,
              >
              >> I find I use CS3 for all tasks except for the few that require the new
              >> features in CS4. Both DW and Fireworks CS4 are giant grey hawgs :-)
              >
              > I knew I should have stuck with CS3!
              >
              > My Bridge quit working, and I figured that was Nature's way of telling me
              > to upgrade. I spent all of a weekend trying to download the software
              > (akamai means smart - what a misnomer!), then when it finally downloaded
              > the installation was corrupt - did that three times - took all night to
              > download, with a lot of stalls and freezes.
              >
              > Then on Monday I call customer service and they tell me that that download
              > is too large - why offer it, then?
              >
              > Anyway, I bought the DVD, got it a few days later, installed it and Bridge
              > still didn't work! Turns out that my anti-virus somehow kept it from
              > working! I don't know why, since it was working previously. Anyway, now I
              > have CS4, but it doesn't work as well as CS3, as you'd warned me - shoulda
              > listened to Uncle Al! ;o) It only cost me $600 plus the lost weekend and
              > the hassles of using a glitchy program - live and learn!
              >
              > However, I'm an eternal optimist - haven't lost hope that this will get
              > fixed.

              I'm optimistic too. I think it will start to sort itself out when Intel's
              new 24-Core 128-bit processors hit the market in conjunction with Windows 8
              and OS X Cervelat.

              --
              Al

              • 4. Re: FW CS4 crashes when using the pen tool for many points
                Level 7
                Hi Al,

                > I'm optimistic too. I think it will start to sort itself out when Intel's
                > new 24-Core 128-bit processors hit the market in conjunction with Windows
                > 8 and OS X Cervelat.

                LOL! What about hell freezing over and pigs flying? ;o)

                --
                Aloha,

                Jerry
                http://MauiWebDesigns.com



                • 5. Re: FW CS4 crashes when using the pen tool for many points
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                  "FatCat" <info@mauiwebdesigns.com> wrote in message
                  news:gkgbe5$ig2$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                  > Hi Al,
                  >
                  >> I'm optimistic too. I think it will start to sort itself out when Intel's
                  >> new 24-Core 128-bit processors hit the market in conjunction with Windows
                  >> 8 and OS X Cervelat.
                  >
                  > LOL! What about hell freezing over and pigs flying? ;o)

                  Now that's something I'm not very optimistic about.