I'm working on a project in FW CS4 and noticed a few things. Besides that FW is not always very responsive, I have some type issues I'd like to discuss.
1. In CS4 you can't set the type size in px. Can someone confirm if this is possible in CS5? Now I have to recalculate everything back and forth to make it work.
2. The type in text boxes has quite a margin on the left. i.e. the type starts quite a few px form the boundingbox line. When using guidelines you can easily nudge the text box a 3px or so before the type hits the guidelines. Is there a fix for that or is this resolved only in CS5?
3. When I export a page as pdf it all looks a bit wooly and not as sharp as in the FW document. I using this compression setting: jpeg > high. How can I fix this?
4. When the pdf comes out is has a biger size @100% view than the orginal FW document. Is there a rule of thumb percentage that I have to give to reduce the pdf file to have the exact measurements as the FW file @100%?
Thanks in advance!
There were many improvements to text handling in CS5
Type sizes are measured in pixels in CS5.
Text bounding boxes do not snap to the visible pixel area of text. I believe this has something to do with ligature support.
That said, I recommend you download the trial and test it for yourself.
Thanks Jim! CS5 is on my shopping list. I hope others can shine a light on the remaining questions.