9. Using Symbols

Lesson overview

One of the great productivity tools in Fireworks, symbols have been around since the beginning of the application. Symbols can contain multiple objects within a single asset while still giving you quick access to editing those objects. They are a great option for reusing common graphical elements, such as logos and buttons, in a design. Symbols can contain text, vectors, and bitmaps, each with its own Live Filter attributes.

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

• Add symbols from the Common Library

• Add symbols from the Document Library

• Create and edit a graphic symbol

• Create and edit a button symbol

• Save a symbol to the Common Library

• Preview rollover effects

This lesson takes approximately ...

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