Chapter Seven. Working with Type

Designers have had a love/hate relationship with type in Fireworks. Those who only used Fireworks tended to enjoy the simplicity of the Fireworks type engine, and in later versions, the ability to customize the anti-aliasing of text. Those who worked in other applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator were often frustrated with the incompatibility of type handling between Fireworks and other applications. Often, font attributes would be lost, and sometimes the entire font would be replaced when a user tried to edit the text. In addition, the font rendering produced by Fireworks was often not as crisp as you might get from a program like Photoshop, leaving text looking “muddy.”

Many of these issues have been ...

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