Understanding symbols


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Understanding symbols

Symbols are one of the great time saving features of Fireworks, and they've been around since the very beginning of the application. Symbols are a way to contain multiple objects within a single asset, but still have a quick access to editing those objects. They come in very handy, if you're using something over and over again, for example, a navigation button or Logo. Now symbols can be a single object or they can contain text, vectors, and bitmaps, each with their own live filter attributes. A Symbol is a master version of the graphic. When you place a symbol on the canvas, you're actually placing a copy of the symbol known as an instance.

Let's just walk through the process of adding a symbol to a document. So I've got my mockup_index.png file onscreen, and what we're going to do is we're going to flag our Explorer's Podcast as being a new feature to the Web site. So I'm going to go into my Common Library. Now this basically is a collection of differe...

Understanding symbols
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Understanding symbols provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Jim Babbage as part of the Fireworks CS5 Essential Training

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Web
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Fireworks
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