Fireworks CS5.1 Part 4: FXG changes


Working with FXG files export from Fireworks and running into issues specially around symbols? Following are the changes done for Fireworks CS5.1 release

  1. Empty text was leading to FXG not getting generated. Now the exception has been handled and similar issue fixed for CSS and Images also
  2. Better naming of symbols when exported as FXG.
    • When symbol names have special characters in it like “$”, a new name written in .fxg file is “sym” for better usability
    1. Incase there are multiple symbols in your Document Library with same name (e.g Fireworks), then the FXG “Definition name” tag will now be written as <symbolName_number> e.g:  names is like “Fireworks”, Fireworks_1” for multiple symbols having the name “Fireworks” Fw png Document Library.
  3. If a symbols has 4 states of Up, Down, Over, Over while down, all the states were visible in the FXG file previewed in Fc. Now the default is that only the “Up” state is visible
  4. FXG files now have font family name written in them. Earlier it was always defaulting to font faily specified in Flash Catalyst (Arial). In case there are multiple text runs in the text object, we write the font family name of the first text run only.

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4 Responses to Fireworks CS5.1 Part 4: FXG changes

  1. Lisa bustos says:

    Hope i can log in bc iv been haveing trouble logging in pl help.

  2. mike susko says:

    I am having problems with the document library being corrupted. I’ve just filed a bug for it.

    • Sarthak Singhal says:

      @Mike I saw your bug also filed via I have asked one of the engineers to look at the issue and reach out to you for more details.

      I see a lot of requests from you and the whole Fireworks team appreciates it. My request from you would be to upload the Fireworks png file to some file share and send us the link in the bug report so that we can investigate the issue quicker.

      If you can also provide exact steps of reproducing the bug with the associated png file, it will be fantastic. Or feel free to record the steps in a video and send them to us.

      • Bas de Valk says:

        Any news on this bug? It’s pestering me as well. Lots of double items (double names, but different preview images), and I can’t delete document library items.