4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 18, 2007 2:31 AM by Tweener

    Fireworks 8 (mac) creates slice files for all image layers

    Tweener
      Hi,
      When creating a document with one or more slices with a rollover behaviour, fireworks exports the same number of images for the rest of the slices on the page, even those without a rollover behaviour. For example, if there is a slice with 4 states (therefore 4 image layers), all the slices on the page will export 4 images, even if you only require 1. This is very frustrating especially if the page has many slices.

      Does anybody else apart from Angel Massa, who I have seen make a post last year on this subject, have this problem or know the solution?

      This didn’t happen on any of the previous releases of Fireworks.

      Thx, Mark.
        • 1. Re: Fireworks 8 (mac) creates slice files for all image   layers
          Level 7
          Tweener wrote:
          > When creating a document with one or more slices with a rollover behaviour,
          > fireworks exports the same number of images for the rest of the slices on
          > the page
          , even those without a rollover behaviour. For example, if there is
          > a slice with 4 states (therefore 4 image layers), all the slices on the page
          > will export 4 images, even if you only require 1. This is very frustrating
          > especially if the page has many slices.
          >
          > Does anybody else apart from Angel Massa, who I have seen make a post last
          > year on this subject, have this problem or know the solution?
          >
          > This didn?t happen on any of the previous releases of Fireworks.
          >
          > Thx, Mark.
          >

          Are you using "frames" or "layers" when you create your rollovers? I
          just want to make sure we're talking apples and apples :-)Frames is a
          better choice as it's designed to work with animations and rollovers
          create a button symbol, which encapsulates up to four rollover states
          into a single symbol

          When you're exporting, make sure that "Include areas without slices" is
          not checked.

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          • 2. Re: Fireworks 8 (mac) creates slice files for all image   layers
            Tweener Level 1
            quote:

            Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
            Are you using "frames" or "layers" when you create your rollovers? I
            just want to make sure we're talking apples and apples :-)Frames is a
            better choice as it's designed to work with animations and rollovers
            create a button symbol, which encapsulates up to four rollover states
            into a single symbol

            When you're exporting, make sure that "Include areas without slices" is
            not checked.

            --
            Jim Babbage - .:Community MX:. & .:Adobe Community Expert:.
            Extending Knowledge, Daily
            http://www.communityMX.com/
            CommunityMX - Free Resources:
            http://www.communitymx.com/free.cfm
            ---
            .:Adobe Community Expert for Fireworks:.
            news://forums.macromedia.com/macromedia.fireworks
            news://forums.macromedia.com/macromedia.dreamweaver



            Sorry, when I talk about "4 image layers" it was to illustrate the number of button states - they are however exported as frames and the option "Include areas without slices" is indeed unchecked.

            I have just done a quick experiment by exporting a file in fireworks 8 created with an older version (I can't remenber which, but the file dates to jan 2004) and the result is the same, the second frame created for the over state of a "close" button is exported for all the other slices on the page despite the othes using only the first frame. Pre-8 versions of FW didn't do this.

            Regards, Mark
            • 3. Re: Fireworks 8 (mac) creates slice files for all image     layers
              Level 7
              Ideally posting a link to the problem file would be helpful so we can
              debug with it.

              --
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              Extending Knowledge, Daily
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              Tweener wrote:
              >
              quote:

              Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
              > Are you using "frames" or "layers" when you create your rollovers? I
              > just want to make sure we're talking apples and apples :-)Frames is a
              > better choice as it's designed to work with animations and rollovers
              > create a button symbol, which encapsulates up to four rollover states
              > into a single symbol
              >
              > When you're exporting, make sure that "Include areas without slices" is
              > not checked.
              >
              > --
              > Jim Babbage - .:Community MX:. & .:Adobe Community Expert:.
              > Extending Knowledge, Daily
              > http://www.communityMX.com/
              > CommunityMX - Free Resources:
              > http://www.communitymx.com/free.cfm
              > ---
              > .:Adobe Community Expert for Fireworks:.
              > news://forums.macromedia.com/macromedia.fireworks
              > news://forums.macromedia.com/macromedia.dreamweaver
              >

              >
              > Sorry, when I talk about "4 image layers" it was to illustrate the number of
              > button states - they are however exported as frames and the option "Include
              > areas without slices" is indeed unchecked.
              >
              > I have just done a quick experiment by exporting a file in fireworks 8 created
              > with an older version (I can't remenber which, but the file dates to jan 2004)
              > and the result is the same, the second frame created for the over state of a
              > "close" button is exported for all the other slices on the page despite the
              > othes using only the first frame. Pre-8 versions of FW didn't do this.
              >
              > Regards, Mark
              >
              • 4. Re: Fireworks 8 (mac) creates slice files for all image     layers
                Tweener Level 1
                quote:

                Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                Ideally posting a link to the problem file would be helpful so we can
                debug with it.

                --
                Jim Babbage - .:Community MX:. & .:Adobe Community Expert:.
                Extending Knowledge, Daily
                http://www.communityMX.com/
                CommunityMX - Free Resources:
                http://www.communitymx.com/free.cfm
                ---
                .:Adobe Community Expert for Fireworks:.
                news://forums.macromedia.com/macromedia.fireworks
                news://forums.macromedia.com/macromedia.dreamweaver


                My feeling is that it's the program which needs to be debuged and not the file. This happens with ALL my files exported in Fireworks 8.
                To illustrate the problem, I've created a zipped archive that you can download here containing :
                • a document created and saved in FW-MX with multiple single frame slices and one "simple rollover" slice
                • an html file and images folder from the resulting export of this file with FW-MX
                • an html file and images folder from the resulting export of this file with FW 8

                  notice that MX has exported a single _f2 file (as asked) and 8 has exported _f2 files for all the slices.
                  Hope this helps.
                  Regards, Mark.