In This Chapter
Fireworks isn't the application you want to use if you are creating a newsletter or brochure, but it does offer you some helpful text capabilities that will aid you when creating websites and other onscreen presentations. Whether you're working with paragraphs or single lines of text, you have many options that allow you to change fonts, switch styles, and add interesting effects. In this chapter, you find out where to find the features you need to make your text look good onscreen.
Using Fireworks, you can add text to your document in one of two ways:
In a hurry? You can select text from one application and then click and drag it into the Firework workspace.
Text can create mood and feeling, so you have to make sure your message has the right font and style. You can apply text attributes by using one of two main methods: the Type menu or the Properties panel.
In this chapter, you use the Properties panel (see Figure 4-1) because it ...