5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 18, 2007 9:27 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Form fields as symbols?

    UIdiziner
      I need to crank out a bunch of forms. I want to add a form field as a symbol. But for each instance I want to resize it without changing the original symbol. I want to do the same for specking instructionText. I want it to always be Verdana 12pt but I don't want to always have to change the symbol. Please help I know this is possible - I haven't used FW in a long time but I know it's possible for 100+ mockups I need to do fast. thanks!!!!
        • 1. Re: Form fields as symbols?
          Level 7
          UIdiziner wrote:
          > I need to crank out a bunch of forms. I want to add a form field as a symbol.
          > But for each instance I want to resize it without changing the original symbol.
          > I want to do the same for specking instructionText. I want it to always be
          > Verdana 12pt but I don't want to always have to change the symbol. Please help
          > I know this is possible - I haven't used FW in a long time but I know it's
          > possible for 100+ mockups I need to do fast. thanks!!!!
          >
          What version of Fireworks are you using? The new Rich Symbols in FW CS3
          sound like they might fit the bill.

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          • 2. Re: Form fields as symbols?
            UIdiziner Level 1
            Yes, I have FW CS3 ... any tips???
            • 3. Re: Form fields as symbols?
              hhallmann
              Hello, dear collegues,

              that's something I would LOVE to know as well.

              I want to purchase Fireworks and I would like to know what happens to Rich Symbols AFTER Export to DW...

              Regards

              Holger
              • 4. Re: Form fields as symbols?
                Level 7
                hhallmann wrote:

                > Hello, dear collegues,
                >
                > that's something I would LOVE to know as well.
                >
                > I want to purchase Fireworks and I would like to know what happens to Rich
                > Symbols AFTER Export to DW...

                They are no longer rich symbols, but are flattened images.

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                • 5. Re: Form fields as symbols?
                  Level 7
                  Linda Rathgeber **Adobe Community Expert - Fireworks** wrote:
                  > hhallmann wrote:
                  >
                  >> Hello, dear collegues,
                  >>
                  >> that's something I would LOVE to know as well.
                  >>
                  >> I want to purchase Fireworks and I would like to know what happens to
                  >> Rich Symbols AFTER Export to DW...
                  >
                  > They are no longer rich symbols, but are flattened images.
                  >

                  As Linda mentioned, the files get flattened as graphics on export.
                  They're really a tool to help prototype a site design for client
                  approval, before hitting the coding stage in DW or your chosen web page
                  creation app. It's great for getting everything nailed down visually
                  before you start building the pages, but it's not a replacement for
                  proper web page creation.

                  The only ones I know that can be converted into web components are the
                  Flex symbols, because you can export an MXML file as well, which tells
                  Flex what to do. I'm not a Flex person, so my description is very
                  simplistic (but hopefully still correct).

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