6 Replies Latest reply on Oct 10, 2006 11:45 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Rectangle Roundness

    Level 7
      When I'm using rectangles and I decide I want some rounded edges, it appears
      I have to round ALL the edges - Is there a way for me to just round 2 edges
      instead of having to delete current rectangle and recreate using the beveled
      rectangle?

      Thanks!


        • 1. Re: Rectangle Roundness
          Level 7
          Beverly,

          Look for the Auto Shape Properties Panel.

          alex

          Beverly wrote:
          > When I'm using rectangles and I decide I want some rounded edges, it appears
          > I have to round ALL the edges - Is there a way for me to just round 2 edges
          > instead of having to delete current rectangle and recreate using the beveled
          > rectangle?
          >
          > Thanks!
          >
          >
          • 2. Re: Rectangle Roundness
            Level 7
            Try the Fillet Command available from Project Fireworks

            http://www.projectfireworks.com/Lab.aspx?show=extension_fw_3_4.html

            You can download the whole package, I haven't tried them all in FW8 but I
            use the Fillet command on a daily basis.

            Peter
            _______________________
            "Beverly" <forums@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            news:eggldo$htt$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            | When I'm using rectangles and I decide I want some rounded edges, it
            appears
            | I have to round ALL the edges - Is there a way for me to just round 2
            edges
            | instead of having to delete current rectangle and recreate using the
            beveled
            | rectangle?
            |
            | Thanks!
            |
            |


            • 3. Re: Rectangle Roundness
              Level 7
              Or do what Alex suggested :-)


              "PJR" <flash@SLICEreclusivebillionaire.com> wrote in message
              news:eggm5e$itt$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              | Try the Fillet Command available from Project Fireworks
              |
              | http://www.projectfireworks.com/Lab.aspx?show=extension_fw_3_4.html
              |
              | You can download the whole package, I haven't tried them all in FW8 but I
              | use the Fillet command on a daily basis.
              |
              | Peter
              | _______________________
              | "Beverly" <forums@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              | news:eggldo$htt$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              || When I'm using rectangles and I decide I want some rounded edges, it
              | appears
              || I have to round ALL the edges - Is there a way for me to just round 2
              | edges
              || instead of having to delete current rectangle and recreate using the
              | beveled
              || rectangle?
              ||
              || Thanks!
              ||
              ||
              |
              |


              • 4. Re: Rectangle Roundness
                Level 7
                Or do what PJR suggested :-)

                PJR wrote:
                > Or do what Alex suggested :-)
                >
                >
                > "PJR" <flash@SLICEreclusivebillionaire.com> wrote in message
                > news:eggm5e$itt$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                > | Try the Fillet Command available from Project Fireworks
                > |
                > | http://www.projectfireworks.com/Lab.aspx?show=extension_fw_3_4.html
                > |
                > | You can download the whole package, I haven't tried them all in FW8 but I
                > | use the Fillet command on a daily basis.
                > |
                > | Peter
                > | _______________________
                > | "Beverly" <forums@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                > | news:eggldo$htt$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                > || When I'm using rectangles and I decide I want some rounded edges, it
                > | appears
                > || I have to round ALL the edges - Is there a way for me to just round 2
                > | edges
                > || instead of having to delete current rectangle and recreate using the
                > | beveled
                > || rectangle?
                > ||
                > || Thanks!
                > ||
                > ||
                > |
                > |
                >
                >
                • 5. Re: Rectangle Roundness
                  Level 7
                  Alex Mariño wrote:
                  > Or do what PJR suggested :-)
                  >
                  > PJR wrote:
                  >> Or do what Alex suggested :-)

                  Well, that will depend from what version of Fireworks is used... ;-)

                  For version 8, the Rounded Rectangle AutoShape and the AutoShape
                  Properties panel will do the job the quickest and most efficient and
                  precise way.

                  For previous versions of Fireworks, the Fillet command was indeed the
                  best way although you can still use the Rounded Rectangle Autoshape in
                  FW MX 2004 but you'll have to edit the rounded corners using the
                  annoyingly imprecise yellow control points (Alt-click-drag them to
                  control corners individually).

                  --
                  Stéphane Bergeron
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                  • 6. Re: Rectangle Roundness
                    Level 7
                    Am I missing something or doesn't that only work with the beveled rectangle?
                    If I have created just a basic rectangle, can I still control the edges
                    somehow with the autoshape properties panel?