2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 21, 2009 4:21 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Printing is impossible from Fireworks

    ACULarry
      Why is it so impossible to print a document from Fireworks? I expected alot more from Adobe than this, this is the absolute worst program I have ever used. At 1024 px wide with a resolution of 72 px per inch I should end up with a printable image of almost 14 1/4" wide, why the hell is it only 3" wide, no other imaging program I use does this crap. Yeah, I see those stupid settings under image size and they are dumbest thing I have ever seen. So, I can either have a printable document or a viewable document, but not both. Why can't Adobe have a checkbox that says "Scale to fit" or "Shrink to fit", like every other program in the world does? This will be the last Adobe product that I ever spend money on. Now I have to figure out how to print this entire project out without ruining the way it renders on the screen. NICE JOB ADOBE! Let's see, Adobe Web Premium : $2000.00 , time spent working on this project : 3 months, A program that works : $1000.00 to $2000.00, time spent re-doing the entire project AGAIN in the new program : another 3 months, the look on my face as my boss rips me a new one : well not as priceless as the feeling I'm going to get when I blog to the whole world just how crappy Adobe software is.
        • 1. Re: Printing is impossible from Fireworks
          JoeDaSilva Level 4
          Fireworks makes websites, not print work. I've been using it for over a decade and have never had the need to print something.
          • 2. Re: Printing is impossible from Fireworks
            Level 7
            ACULarry wrote:
            > Why is it so impossible to print a document from Fireworks? I expected alot
            > more from Adobe than this, this is the absolute worst program I have ever used.
            > At 1024 px wide with a resolution of 72 px per inch I should end up with a
            > printable image of almost 14 1/4" wide, why the hell is it only 3" wide, no
            > other imaging program I use does this crap. Yeah, I see those stupid settings
            > under image size and they are dumbest thing I have ever seen. So, I can either
            > have a printable document or a viewable document, but not both. Why can't Adobe
            > have a checkbox that says "Scale to fit" or "Shrink to fit", like every other
            > program in the world does? This will be the last Adobe product that I ever
            > spend money on. Now I have to figure out how to print this entire project out
            > without ruining the way it renders on the screen. NICE JOB ADOBE! Let's see,
            > Adobe Web Premium : $2000.00 , time spent working on this project : 3 months, A
            > program that works : $1000.00 to $2000.00, time spent re-doing the entire
            > project AGAIN in the new program : another 3 months, the look on my face as my
            > boss rips me a new one : well not as priceless as the feeling I'm going to get
            > when I blog to the whole world just how crappy Adobe software is.
            >
            Have you tried exporting as PDF? You can then use reader or Acrobat to
            print the file.

            Fireworks is a screen graphics application. Not much consolation, but
            it's printing abilities have never been great as it was never intended
            to be utilized as a print program.

            Another option might be to save as PSD and print via Photoshop.

            HTH

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