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Text in Fireworks

Posted 03 Apr 2003 14:03:19
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03 Apr 2003 14:03:19 Patrick Wills posted:
This is simple -- I have a blue rectangle as my first layer - thats it, no effects, no nothing just a blue rectangle. I am overlaying that with white text - i tried just doing it in the same layer as the rectangle and I tried it making the text a 2nd layer. No matter what i do when the text is over the blue background portions of the text seem to be hiding. As I move the text box from side to side the hidden text edges reappear then other edges disappear. Its almost like the text is partially blending into the background.

Why??????? This is so easy to do in Paint Shop Pro - what is going on? Thanks.


Replied 03 Apr 2003 16:07:47
03 Apr 2003 16:07:47 Julio Taylor replied:

the rectangle layer is behind the text layer. open the 'layers' panel (windows -> layers) and simply drag the text layer to the top.

in fireworks, every object has its own layer, unless you group two objects into a new layer.

let me know how it goes.


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Replied 03 Apr 2003 16:23:46
03 Apr 2003 16:23:46 Patrick Wills replied:
Thanks. The text already is the top layer. It's almost like the rectangle below has some sort of texture to it (but it doesn't according the properties of the rectangle - texture is valued to 'grain' but the level is 0).

It's weird, as you drag the text across the blue rectangle layer, the text fades in and out. It's not solid.

By the way, this is the Mac Version of Fireworks MX. Any other ideas?
Replied 03 Apr 2003 18:44:57
03 Apr 2003 18:44:57 Julio Taylor replied:
sounds weird to me man... does it do that with every colour / object? it might be something to do with your colours/vga card perhaps?

just throwing ideas.



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Replied 03 Apr 2003 18:55:33
03 Apr 2003 18:55:33 Patrick Wills replied:
Nah. I think it's a bug in the Fireworks software. What I just found out a few mintues ago was that if I preview the graphic in my browser, everything looks fine. When I go back to Fireworks it looks messed up. So, as long as it displays correctly on the web page, I guess that's all that matters. Thanks for the help.
Replied 04 Apr 2003 11:26:51
04 Apr 2003 11:26:51 Iain Stewart replied:

the problem is a scale problem, check your view / zoom settings they may be at something like 85% this makes text looks distorted doesn't seem to render properly, make your view/ zoom 100% and your problem should be solved.

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