So I don't use Fireworks much, but am trying to start. Am I wrong in thinking that just CLICKING somewhere on the canvas with the Pen Tool should add a point? Because it's not happening for me. The only way it adds a point is if I click and drag - which always creates a curve with handles. In Photoshop and Illustrator just clicking on the canvas creates a point that you can continue. What could be the problem?
I've tried restarting my Mac, trashing Fireworks' preferences, fiddling with the mouse/touchpad click settings, ... nothing seems to work. And I know it can't be the Mac itself because this function works in AI/PS. Do I have something accidentally enabled that doesn't allow you to create a bloody point? I can't even believe I have to post on here for such a simple task.
Any help would be appreciated...
Re-installing Fireworks seems to have done the trick.
Just posting this solution for the rare few that may ever have this problem... I have no idea what was wrong, though. I actually couldn't click ANYTHING - the zoom tool didn't work either unless I clicked and dragged.
Scratch all that, re-installing had no effect whatsoever.
The problem is with a program I have running, SweetFM that plays music from Last.fm. There seems to be some sort of conflict between it and Fireworks! So yeah... don't run SweetFM while using Fireworks, I guess.
Better yet, report the problem to their development team so they can fix it.