Posts in Category "CS4 Release"

Fw or Ps effects mapping flexibility

Fireworks CS5 allows for better importing of psd files.

There is one small feature which is overlooked by many people that the effects in the psd file can be converted to native Fireworks effects or matained as Ps effects. In both the cases the attributes for these affects can be edited individually and independentaly.

How to map the effects while the import/open of psd.

Goto Preferences and check the following option shown:

Once the preferences have been edited, open the psd file with the following custom option in the import/open dialog:

Once this done, ex: a drop shadow with PS effects will be converted to drop shadow of Fireworks. There could be a rendering difference and depends on the designer to use the best of both worlds.

This is a feature which is not engineered for CS5 but exists from version CS4 onwards.Share on Facebook

Fireworks CS4 Patch 2 – Mac help required

Hi Fireworks CS4 users,

We heard the voice of Fireworks users on CS4 version. The stability concerns and random crashes make it difficult for the end user.

As announced earlier we are planning for an update to Fireworks CS4 as a Patch 2.
This Updater will fix the Snow Leopard crash on quit bug, as well as other high priority crash and data loss bugs that we’re aware of.
This is quoted from a post at Adobe Fireworks team blog post

We have a build with us for the patch and need help from end user of Fireworks to install it and give us feedback. We are looking for people to test it out on a Macintosh platform. [EDIT] The patch will address critical bugs only on Mac platform. [/EDIT]

If you are eager to test this out for us, please leave a comment here and I can then extract your mail id. Or you can also mail me directly at sarthak at adobe dot com.

This program will be accelerated and last for a few days only (maybe). I along with other few engineers will work very closely with you to see the stability bugs have been addressed.

Note: If you haven’t already, please update to the latest version of Fireworks CS4 by using our 10.0.3 Updater. It is available via the Adobe Update Manager and on the Adobe Support site.

Please contact me early so that we can verify the bug fixes and release the patch to the public audience soon.


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Fireworks CS4 new update – work in progress

Adobe Fireworks CS4 always crashing on quit?

We have acknowledged this issue in the past after release of Snow Leopard. There is work in progress for a new update for Fireworks CS4. There has been one patch released some time back which would have fixed many text alignment issues for you. Once this patch has been applied, the Fireworks CS4 version would read

If you have not applied this patch, please download it via Adobe Fireworks support site. The product manager for Adobe Fireworks has released an official entry at the team blog announcing the work for a new update.

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Snow Leopard update 10.6.2 recommended for Fireworks CS4

Apple has released an update for Snow Leopard. The update version is 10.6.2 and is a recommended update for all users of Adobe Fireworks CS4.

The random crashes seen while working in the application is expected to get fixed with this update release of Snow Leopard.

Once the update has been successfully installed, and there are some issues faced while working in the application, this forum is open for all of you to send in their feedback for the team to better investigate the root causes.

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Fireworks CS4 + Text Tool on Snow Leopard = Hang?

Are you facing hangs, beach balls, wheel of death while working with Text tool on Fireworks CS4?

We have investigated the issue and the resolution is below: Steps to follow:

  • Quit all the applications that are running.
  • Navigate to “/Applications/Adobe Fireworks CS4/Required/” folder.
  • Rename the file, “GlobalResources” to something like “GlobalResources_original”.
  • Now copy the file from this link at the same location. (essentially we are replacing the old globalresources file with the one I have attached with this mail above)
  • Launch Fireworks CS4 and select the text tool to type something on canvas.

The file has been placed at location

CAUTION: This solution needs to be used ONLY when the text tool is not working. The other issues of crash on exit/save will not be solved by this file replacement technique.

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Fireworks and Snow Leopard

Are you using any version of Adobe Fireworks on the latest OS from Apple aka Snow Leopard?

If yes, then do send us your feedback, observations, bugs, weird behaviors. You could be using any prior version of Firework like CS3 or the latest release of CS4.

Let us know your experiences and we will try to resolve in case there are issues found.

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Adobe CS4 UI video

Explore the Adobe CS4 User Interface for handling panels and toolbars in Fireworks CS4 version by a demo from Thierry.

The video can be viewed from the following URL

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Update Installation Issues?

I am seeing multiple folks reporting the issue of update failing to install on their machines. To get a speedy answer to your queries and a resolution, I would recommend you to follow the thread at Adobe forums linked at

The thread is being followed by people from the installer team as well and you can get your queries resolved sooner than on my blog. I try to be active in that forum as well but somewhat get restricted by solving the issues of core product functionality and features.

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Fireworks CS4 books

Sometime back I had mentioned of Apress Publications delivering a book for Fireworks CS4. The books available for Fireworks CS4 has increased to 5 which I know of. There might be more and I would appeal to all to add the books to this list as a one stop place for books for Fireworks CS4. Below mentioned are a total of 5 books which I have seen available till now.


Fireworks CS4 books in market


Add to this list if you know of any other title for Fireworks CS4.

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Fireworks CS4 update is now LIVE!

The Fireworks CS4 application has finally released the much awaited patch to fix some of the big issues related to text and other stability related issues. The update can be downloaded from . The automatic update for the application from Adobe Update Manager (AUM) is coming shortly.

After applying the update, please ensure that the version screen now shows as shown below.


Fireworks CS4 update About us

We await your response to this update release.

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