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Create a new page
Choose File > Import
Browse for the file
Use the Layer Comps option in the Import dialog to choose the correct Layer Comp
Choose your import settings
Use the Import cursor to place the layout
Thanks. I realized I wasn't using the import cursor once I imported the layer comp. Is there a way to import the layer comp so that it comes in on the new page the same size (1024 x 768) as my other page? I have the settings on the import box set to 1024 x 768 but nothing happens until I start using the import cursor to scale the new page.
I'm not sure what you mean here. Nothing can happen until you either click on the canvas with the Import icon or click and drag to scale. Is your design a different dimension than what you are importing to? There may be no need to set the size otherwise.
Keep in mind that FW considers the entire pixel dimension of your PSD file. So if you only have a small asset on a large page, you will still get all the surrounding canvas space unless you decide to scale as you import.
Also a good idea to set your page size in FW before importing, too.
Does this help?
My .PSD from photoshop and .PNG from fireworks are the same dimension. For some reason when I try to import via the instructions you gave me, no file opens up unless I use the import cursor to scale the new page manually. I'm wondering if there is a way for the new file to open instantly without having to scale it to 1024 x 768 manually.
I started to just duplicate the previous page I already opened and set up the layers manually since the layer comps weren't cooperating.
You're on a Mac, yes? Click the import cursor a second time. It's a focus issue.
Ah yes! You're right. Should I make sure to double click in the very top left corner? Otherwise it seems to come in off-center.
I'm enjoying your Lynda.com videos. They're helpful. Thanks Jim.
Yes, but if you don't get it exactly in the right spot no worries; on import, all the objects remain selected. Just use the arrow keys to nudge the entire design into place.