For small text like you have, you would be better off using HTML/CSS.
However... What I often do with text is to make an image 2 or 4 times larger than I want (with a 2 or 4 times larger font size), export a flattened version, then reduce the flattened version to 50% or 25%, appropriately.
Thanks for the information, i'll try with that to see what happen.
I have been trying to deal with this issue for long and it's one of the most annoying problems in Fireworks.
Mostly, try to use 'no anti alias' text. No strong or smooth anti alias, because that won't help you, considering you use small font size.
There is a way though to imitate windows' clear type method and have a nice result. Of course this is not as good as actual clear type.
- Write your text with no anti alias, color black, at white canvas. Go to filters > Shadow and Glow > Drop Shadow with Distance=1 , Opacity=100%, Softness=0, Angle=0, Color = a light blue like #A9D7FC .
- Then, add another Drop Shadow effect with the same attributes except Angle = 180 and Color = a light red one like #FCE6A9 .
If you want to make it bold, use darker shadow colors.
If you want to do the same for white text, reverse the angle of the shadows and also use darker blue and red shadows.
You can save all the styles you create by pressing the New Style button at the bottom right of the properties panel and use them whenever you want.