6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 5, 2008 11:00 AM by word_wiz

    Can't Use Marquee Tool

    word_wiz
      I used to use the Marquee tool to select an area, then either cut/paste or copy/paste that area. I just started using FireWorks CS3, and the Marquee tool doesn't work that way. I select an area, but then I can't cut or copy it and paste it where I want.

      Does it function in a different way in this new version (I was using FW 4 before)? I know this has to be a simple question, but the FW Help file isn't helping. Thanks in advance to all.

      jd
        • 1. Re: Can't Use Marquee Tool
          Level 7
          word wiz wrote:
          > I used to use the Marquee tool to select an area, then either cut/paste or
          > copy/paste that area. I just started using FireWorks CS3, and the Marquee tool
          > doesn't work that way. I select an area, but then I can't cut or copy it and
          > paste it where I want.
          >
          > Does it function in a different way in this new version (I was using FW 4
          > before)? I know this has to be a simple question, but the FW Help file isn't
          > helping. Thanks in advance to all.

          Can you describe the steps you are using? Make sure you have the correct
          image object selected in the layers panel.


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          • 2. Re: Can't Use Marquee Tool
            pixlor Level 4
            The marquee tool is in the Bitmap tools section and only works on images, not vectors. If you want a selection of a Fireworks document, you can use a slice and export, or use the crop tool, copy, then remember to undo (or at least not save).
            • 3. Re: Can't Use Marquee Tool
              word_wiz Level 1
              Thanks for your responses.

              This is simply a screenshot. I used to do this all of the time. Here are the steps.

              1. Select area using the Marquee tool.
              2. Ctrl + C to copy the area.
              3. Ctrl + V to paste the area.
              4. Either drag the pasted area to the place that I want to edit, or use the arrow key to move the pasted area.

              Why doesn't it work in this version?
              • 4. Re: Can't Use Marquee Tool
                Level 7
                word wiz wrote:
                > Thanks for your responses.
                >
                > This is simply a screenshot. I used to do this all of the time. Here are the
                > steps.
                >
                > 1. Select area using the Marquee tool.
                > 2. Ctrl + C to copy the area.
                > 3. Ctrl + V to paste the area.
                > 4. Either drag the pasted area to the place that I want to edit, or use the
                > arrow key to move the pasted area.
                >
                > Why doesn't it work in this version?
                >

                It should work fine. Mae sure the Pointer tool is selected when you try
                to move the new object.

                I have found sometimes, if FW has been running a long time, that the key
                commands seem to be ignored. Try using the menus for copy and paste, or
                restart FW and see if that helps.


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                • 5. Re: Can't Use Marquee Tool
                  Level 7
                  word wiz wrote:
                  > Thanks for your responses.
                  >
                  > This is simply a screenshot. I used to do this all of the time. Here are the
                  > steps.
                  >
                  > 1. Select area using the Marquee tool.
                  > 2. Ctrl + C to copy the area.
                  > 3. Ctrl + V to paste the area.

                  Choose Edit > Copy (or Ctrl + C)
                  Choose Select > Deselect
                  Click on the Pointer Tool
                  Choose Edit > Paste (or Ctrl + V)

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                  • 6. Re: Can't Use Marquee Tool
                    word_wiz Level 1
                    Using the Select > Deselect was the ticket. I never had to do that in my older version of FW, but it works now. Thanks a lot!!