We are trying to determine if text content across multiple
files can be changed in Fireworks automatically to a different
phrase for each file. If so, how is this accomplished? If this is
not an option in Fireworks, is there a Fireworks extension or a
program that can handle the task? Here is a summary of our project:
We have hundreds of web pages, each with a heading that we want to
design using a text design over the same image background. We want
to create one file in Fireworks and use the same design over and
over again but change the text content to the page "name" for each
heading file. We have the page names available in excel files. They
can be loaded in CSV files or other files types. Our goal is to do
this using some sort of automatic batch process. The headings will
be within a similar number of character ranges as far as size goes
and we will leave room for the longer names by sitting the text
block to the width of the header image. We have a program that will
take the original file and create the copies of the files with
correct names. Ultimately we will need to convert the files from
the .prn extension to .jpg. It is my understanding that the change
from .prn to .jpg for a group of files is something that Fireworks
can handle. The files will have a sequential naming scheme dictated
by our ecommerce host.
Thanks for your information regarding Fireworks Data Driven
Graphics Wizard. I have one question. Sometimes the text I enter is
not recognized as a template even though I have added the curly
braces. Are the rules regarding the fonts it will and will not
recognize and what elements can be applied such as stroke? I can't
seem to identify why it works some times and doesn't work another.
I am using the curly brace from the computer keyboard next to the
"P". Is there another way to add the braces that makes it clear it
is not part of the actual text?
Thanks for your assistance.