3 Replies Latest reply on May 3, 2011 11:06 AM by Jim_Babbage

    hanging indent, Adobe Fireworks CS5

    GiantSimon Level 1

      Any idear how to do a "hanging indent" in Fireworks CS5 for a multi-line custom bulleted list.

       

      Or if there is the "indent here" option in paragraph text for Fireworks CS5?

       

      I can't believe it doesn't have such a simple type controls like this, but it's legacy code - so maybe brute force is the only way.

       

      Thanks in advance for your help.

       

      Cheers,

      Jamie

        • 1. Re: hanging indent, Adobe Fireworks CS5
          Jim_Babbage Level 4

          Try looking at the Properties panel.

           

          Set a negative value to paragraph indent, just like one does in many word processors.

           

          indent.jpg

          HTH

          • 2. Re: hanging indent, Adobe Fireworks CS5
            GiantSimon Level 1

            Thanks for the quick reply Jim -

            A single negative indent value doesn't quite give me enough control. At least not what I'm used to compared to the other Adobe apps. Uusually you spec a first line indent value and an indent value for the remaining lines in the paragraph. (ie 8, -8 pts, respectively)

             

            OR an Indent-here command. (I know there's no such thing in HTML, but that's not my concern in designing protypes/mockups - and CSS does handle that quite plainly these days.)

             

            I know the FireWorks isn't ideal application for typesetting, but considering it's been rev'd up several times since the MacroMedia acquisition, you'd think someone would have solved this basic integration issue by now. I doubt it's fixed in CS5.5 either...UGH.

             

            Brute force sample.jpgtypesetting here I come.

            • 3. Re: hanging indent, Adobe Fireworks CS5
              Jim_Babbage Level 4

              There is no CS5.5 for Fireworks. The update for Fireworks is 5.1 (no new features, just

              fixes and optimzation). Same for Photoshop and a few other apps.

               

              As for the typographical control you are wanting, did you know you can set a different indent for each paragraph in a text block? It's somewhat manual but does offer some flexibility.

               

              multi_indent.jpg