Import Fireworks FXG export for Flash Catalyst

A new script is posted at Adobe Labs for Fireworks which will address the request for better FXG export from Fireworks which can be consumed by Flash Catalyst.

The script can be found on from where it can be installed and functionality changes and enhancements done by the Fireworks team.

Below are copy pasted the Release notes for quick reference


  1. lineHeight for Text element was always exported as %, now its exported based on value selected in Fireworks ( % or exact)
  2. Tab indention was not correct for elements which were exported as bitmaps
  3. Exporting invisible bitmap elements caused script error
  4. Updated Rectangle primitive object to export transformation matrix and roundness value.
  5. Modified / Added Application Private Data for all elements (d:userLabel , d:type etc)
  6. Exporting effects applied on Groups and Symbols

Issues Fixed

  1. Error is thrown when FXG with Stroke for text is imported in Flash Catalyst
  2. Objects with different opacity are not imported properly to Flash Catalyst
  3. Export to FXG: TypeError: currRun.size has no properties
  4. Flash Catalyst: Unsupported elements exported as bitmaps are incorrectly positioned
  5. Text shift is seen when imported to Flash Catalyst
  6. Flash Catalyst: Importing of sublayers with different visibility is not proper
  7. Flash Catalyst: Importing a stack of symbols with different visibility is not proper
  8. FXG Export: Exporting text with numeric throws error
  9. FXG Export: Visible symbol elements are not exported
  10. Exporting test file to FXG shows a negative number
  11. Flash Catalyst: One of the rectangle in the bug file shifts when imported to FC
  12. Flash Catalyst: Rectangle roundness shows different value when imported in FC
  13. Flash Catalyst: Importing test file with text runs having a mix of attributes throws error while parsing
  14. Command doesn’t Remember the last export directory
  15. Warning is not thrown before overwriting FXG file
  16. Remove copyright notification in the FXG script
  17. Exporting a selection to FXG
  18. Text gets truncated when exported to FXG
  19. Unable to import the file to FC
  20. Export to FXG should throw warning while exporting files with missing fonts
  21. FXG export creates invalid tag names starting with a number
  22. Export to FXG encounters duplicate PNG files

Known Issues

  1. Rectangle with gradient applied is not exported correctly.
  2. Masks applied on Bitmaps appear stretched in FC
  3. Masks with unsupported properties are still exported as normal elements and not bitmaps
  4. Invisible bitmap element inside the group is not exported but the tag is exported.

Any queries, suggestions or proposals in this regard, feel free to post them at

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