After creating a Custom Symbol and a Symbol Script to the
symbol any changes to the value in the textChars field of the
Symbol Properties, after the symbol is added to the layout, are not
being implemented. All of the other text properties such as
fontsize, font etc work only textChars are not working.
A Custom Symbol and script copied from CS3 works, you are
requested to update the legacy text, but changes to the textChars
field works. I seem to recall reading that CS3 generated text still
uses the old render engine, even though you update it, whereas the
CS4 generated text uses the new one.
Seems like time to reinstall CS3 Fireworks, generate Custom
Symbols there and copy across.
Well I went back in to make up a sample to upload and the
damn think worked!! I tried all sorts of combinations to break it
but it kept going like the Engergizer bunny so I have no idea what
I did the first time.
I'm a great fan of the scripted symbols, especially in
concept layouts, a little symbol work at the beginning really helps