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I didn't test this but you could try a new command but leave off the save as jpg part and add that as part of the batch.
Thank you. Your suggestion helped clear my mental log jam.
Fireworks batch scripting seems to work in reverse.
Using "Batch Process..." scripting interface 'Export' (as JPEG) option first, 'Rename' (add Prefix) option second, and then follow these by using the history panel's 2 previously saved steps (Numeric Transform, Fit Canvas), batch process now works. PNG file (list) is saved in targeted folder as a reduced scale JPEG with a prefixed file name.
Batch Process allows the entire newly defined command sequence to be saved (script.js). Placing this (renamed) file into Firework's batch look-up directory for scripts (C:\Documents and Settings\account_name\Application Data\Adobe\Fireworks CS4\Commands) does not work. The file name does not display in "Batch Process" window "Batch options:" Commands drop-down list.
Batch Process only works by recreating the above steps each use.
Further investigation identified using menu Command | Run Script (http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Fireworks/10.0_Using/WS4c25cfbb1410b0021e63e3d1152b00d8df-7ffb .html#WSEDA3812F-786A-46c7-AF59-BBA1C852AF33) as the method for running Fireworks generated script. Fireworks Forum posting (http://forums.adobe.com/thread/529270?tstart=2) identifies method for initiating script outside of Fireworks ( append fw.quitApplication() | fw.quit() to end of script )
Hope information will be helpful to others working through similar batch processing questions,
Sorry for delayed response. Just got home from trip. So glad it got your creative juices working:-) It's how I work. I don't have a clue so I just keep testing and thinking of other ways. Your ability with scripts goes beyond my ability:-) Thanks for sharing with us.
Joyce J. Evans Erb
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