5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 2, 2007 9:35 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Help me Understand FW Slices

    Chris Goodiel
      I am trying to understand how to use slices in FW CS 3. I know the general principals of slicing or atleast I thought I did, before I used FW. I was using PS/IR(image ready) before this point and I really really miss image ready at this time.

      Why can you not overlap slices or create duplicate slices or atleast I have not been able to find out how to do this?

        • 1. Re: Help me Understand FW Slices
          Level 7
          Chris Goodiel wrote:


          > Why can you not overlap slices or create duplicate slices or atleast I have
          > not been able to find out how to do this?

          If you can explain why you need duplicate slices, I might be able to
          explain how to get the result you want in Fireworks.

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          • 2. Re: Help me Understand FW Slices
            Chris Goodiel Level 1
            I have a couple scenarios for you.

            1) Rollover - I was walked through how do do this with frames but this still seems to me that there are too many steps in this process. Now rather than simply duplicating a slice let say that had the name home_on to home_off. I have to copy the content of the off or on state to another frame which gets saved with the _f(frame #) and then I have to go and rename the file to match the above stated.

            2). Cutting up and optimizing for Flash - I have a background image that take the entire document size now I have to toss this on to it's own page in FW so that I can cut up other things that woudl take up the same space. Since once I drag out the slice for the entire background I can no long drag any slices over it.

            This to me seems like added steps that I shouldn't need to take.
            • 3. Re: Help me Understand FW Slices
              Level 7
              Chris Goodiel wrote:

              > I have a couple scenarios for you.
              >
              > 1) Rollover - I was walked through how do do this with frames but this still
              > seems to me that there are too many steps in this process. Now rather than
              > simply duplicating a slice let say that had the name home_on to home_off. I
              > have to copy the content of the off or on state to another frame which gets
              > saved with the _f(frame #) and then I have to go and rename the file to match
              > the above stated.

              Why is it harder to duplicate a frame than it is to duplicate a slice? :-)

              > 2). Cutting up and optimizing for Flash - I have a background image that take
              > the entire document size now I have to toss this on to it's own page in FW

              If it takes up the entire document size, turn off slices and layers and
              export it as an image.

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              • 4. Re: Help me Understand FW Slices
                Level 7
                Chris Goodiel wrote:
                > I have a couple scenarios for you.
                >
                > 1) Rollover - I was walked through how do do this with frames but this still
                > seems to me that there are too many steps in this process. Now rather than
                > simply duplicating a slice let say that had the name home_on to home_off. I
                > have to copy the content of the off or on state to another frame which gets
                > saved with the _f(frame #) and then I have to go and rename the file to match
                > the above stated.

                You could use Button symbols for the rollovers.

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                • 5. Re: Help me Understand FW Slices
                  Level 7
                  Linda Rathgeber **Adobe Community Expert - Fireworks** wrote:
                  > Chris Goodiel wrote:
                  >
                  >
                  >> Why can you not overlap slices or create duplicate slices or atleast
                  >> I have not been able to find out how to do this?
                  >
                  > If you can explain why you need duplicate slices, I might be able to
                  > explain how to get the result you want in Fireworks.
                  >
                  Maybe this will help:
                  http://www.communitymx.com/content/article.cfm?cid=C5610

                  I have others on CMX, but they are not free to read.

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