Auto Save in Fireworks CS3, CS4

I have seen that users of Fireworks are running into issues where the design job is lost while saving the file. I admit to this begin a huge frustration for the users and we will work on to better it. Till that time a useful utility is present at the following web address which can save the png file automatically for you.

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This is an AIR application which will save your work automatically. It will not update the original png file but will create a folder FWAIRBackup where the auto saved png file will be placed. The extension will successfully work in versions CS3 and CS4 of Fireworks. The only requirement is that AIR run time needs to be installed which can be downloaded from http://www.adobe.com/products/air/

Further details of the extension can be obtained from the first link. Any other doubts or queries post them right away.

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7 Responses to Auto Save in Fireworks CS3, CS4

  1. Joseph Sims says:

    Good Idea! This should be emulated across the Suite. I know too many folks who don’t practice SASO that this would help.

  2. I suggest an old command from Nathan Pitman to auo save which doesn’t need Air.Check this url: http://www.fireworkszone.com/page-2-1-98.html

  3. Jesper says:

    This application doesn’t seem to work on my system: 10.5.6, dual 2ghz Macpro. It counts down, but it doesnt save my open Fireworks CS4 docs?

  4. Sarthak says:

    @JesperThe command is written such that the file is created in a sub folder where the actual png file is present in the directory structure.Otherwise I suggest posting a comment at the extension review section for the author to investigate it.

  5. Jase says:

    Thanks for this! Oh how I wish I found this 5 minutes ago 🙁 You’d think that with Fireworks CS3’s frequent crashings I’d actually save religiously… Thanks again.

  6. Thanks, very good article.Chris.

  7. Mad A. Hell says:

    Adobe CS teams should hang their heads in shame. It is unbelievable that they pass themselves off as software engineers/developers. I cannot count the hours lost to the fact that there is no auto-save preference in ANY CS4 apps! The extensions mentioned here are not a reasonable solution. For the money you charge for this “suite,” you should be ashamed.