Try installing the update to 188.8.131.52 and see if anything changes.
I attempted the upgrade and the following displayed:
Fireworks CS5 11.0.2 Update
One of the following products has been moved or deleted improperly: Adobe Fireworks CS5, Adobe Fireworks CS5. Please launch or reinstall the applications to update the location and try again. To remove the product from the system, please uninstall product using the aliases under "/Applications/Utilities/Adobe Installers". Error Code: U44M1P29
Any idea what that's about?
BTW, the current install works fine (except for the Text feature noted above).
Is the program on a networked drive? I'd probably follow the instructions.
Update error message says that Application has been moved or deleted from the location where it was installed.Please reinstall to get the update working.
Regarding the text issue can you share a snapshot of your screen when you see the issue.Do you use any third party panels/extensions along with Fireworks ?
Linda: No, it is not runni g from a networked drive.
Shubhashri: No, there are no 3rd party add-ons; this is a new install.
Screenshot? There is nothing to show-- simply, when the Text tool is clicked, the cursor does not place text.
Forgive me if you've already checked, but is it possible the document is in Preview mode? The type tool is still selectable in Preview mode but you can't place type on the canvas.
Jim, that's possible. How would I check that?
(still getting used to the Mac version)
Look above the document, upper left, under the file name tab you will see Original, Preview, 2-Up and 4-Up. Make sure Original is selected.
Jim, thanks, but it was on the Original tab. Same issue.
Hmm, OK. Is the issue with *any* font? *Any* document? Wondering if the font is corrupted. FW doesn't play well with a corrupted font.
Are you adding text while on a Locked layer, perhaps? If you have multiple layers and try adding text to a locked layer, the text will be added tothe layer below the locked layer, so it could be obscurred.
Oddly enough, i you only have ONE layer and it's locked, FW will add the text block to the locked layer...
--Seems to be an issue with all fonts.
--I am testing on a new doc
-- I tried opening a png created with the Win version, and they won't open (!) even after an update
What happens is this (on a new doc). . .
I click on the Text tool
The cursor changes to "text"
I click on the pallot to place the text.
I type the text-- and the cursor changes as if changing to a different mode.
Would be nice if we had remote access capability do you could look at my screen. I used FW Windows for many years; it's quite possible
the "issue" is with my inexperience with CS5.
Can you do a short screen recording showing the problem?
Does Mac have that capability?
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You'll see the text cursor attempt to place text on the pallette -- as I type text, you'll notice
the pallatte moving and changing color. Strange.
OK - VERY bizarre. I've never seen this type of behavior before. I'm going to forward this thread to the FW engineers. Hopefully someone can respond to it.
I think a re-install is a good idea; however, it was an "educational" online install (no media), checking
to see how to make that happen.
It is appearing that the keyboard inputs are being used to chage the views of the document. This is similar to when you have nothing selected on the canvas and then pressing Tab keys.
There was a problem with the updater posted earlier. We have re-posted it at www.adobe.com/support/fireworks/downloads_updaters.html
If there is still a problem, I would recommend you to re-install the app so that it comes to a base state and then retry update.
On the text issues, can you chage the font to say "Arial" and then try to type something?
You can also try deleting the preferences folder on Mac from "\Users\<username>\Library\Preferences\Adobe Fireworks CS5\"
Please update after these steps.
We re-installed and all is well. Thanks everyone.
Hello there, I have a problem with my text.
Basically, I type text all works fine, however the text appearance is pretty damn awful tbh. Very blocky etc. I have a new MacBook Pro (not retina - too dear).
please can i have help as I design websites and graphics.