Errata for Fireworks 4 f/x and Design
corrections that need to be made or reader comments and questions
that may be of use to you will be posted here as well.
It was brought to my attention that the CD was not burned the way
my sample CD was proofed. Many of the folder names and file names
have been cut off and altered. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Coriolis publishing has been alerted to the problem and it will
not happen in the next book. Needless to say, I wasn't too pleased.
Coriolis is no longer in business. The new version of my Fireworks
MX book will be made available through on-line classes. Check the
home page soon for an update.
at the bottom (Hide All Layers)- the statement that Hide All Layers
will hide everything on one layer is not accurate. Hide All Layers
will Hide all the layers in the whole document. To hide just one
layer or even one object, click the eye icon to toggle visibility
on and off.
Page 16 mentions
a color folder which is missing. So sorry about that. You can get
that folder zipped up here.
34, Step 2 in Adding Texture To Strokes should read: While you
are in the Stroke panel select a texture from the Texture drop-down
menu and a percentage of texture you want.
37, Step 8, Add: From the Effect panel choose Bevel and Emboss|Inner
Bevel. The Bevel Edge Shape is Flat, setting of 4 for the Width,
3 for the Softness, Opacity of 75 and Angle of 35. The Button Preset
51, Step 6. You need to fix the tiled image like you did in
51, Step 8 should read: Select the text and choose Text|Convert
To Paths. Click anywhere on the page to deselect, then select the
Subselection tool to select the first letter, press the shift key
and select the second and Shift+click the rest of the letters.
51, Step 12. If you happen to see the drop shadow on the edges
of the sand layer then expand the image beyond the borders of the
4 - There is a typo on page 6 in the Drawing a Control
Panel section, number 2. The width should be 65 not 165. I have
added a controlpanelstart.png file in the resources folder with
the guides placed and the points added as well as a movie tutorial
on manipulating the shape.
82, Step 2 of the Project.
dimensions should be 56 (not 165) X 460.
5 - Page 139 In number 10 of the
project, line 1, there should be a period after the word line. The
rest of the sentence - then select Edit|All is not needed (that
command is for Fireworks 3).
6 - Text Box Project, Finish in Dreamweaver 4 section:
3 and 4 are not necessary. Step 6 and 7 are only necessary if you
decide to use the white text box without adding the background image.
If you save the rectangle made in Fireworks you can open it via
the background icon in the Properties inspector in Dreamweaver,
or paste it. You could also use a transparent GIF instead of a filled
rectangle. The CD-ROM, Movie Tutorials named textbox and textboxdreamweaver
uses the update instructions.
7 - Making a Navigation bar into a Symbol.
nav bar was tested and it appeared to work fine. I retested it with
a black background instead of the transparent one and discovered
a missing step. When you mouseover the links you can see a white
box. To solve this problem add this to step 9:
the Layers panel select Layer 1 and click the right-pointing arrow
and choose Share this Layer. You can close the Symbol Editor.
fix the file named navbarsymbol.png in the Chapter 7 resources folder,
follow these steps:
fix this file double-click on the symbol. In the Layers panel select
Layer 1 and click the right-pointing arrow and choose Share this
Layer. You can close the Symbol Editor.
8 - A file is missing called bookstore.gif.
If you right-click on the the file name you can get it. Or you can
click on it to open and then save.