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Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools All-in-One For Dummies by Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 4: Creating Text in Fireworks

In This Chapter

  • Creating and formatting text
  • Setting a text attribute
  • Working on spacing, alignment, and orientation
  • Applying effects
  • Styling text
  • Checking your spelling
  • Setting text on a path
  • Outlining your text

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.

Creating Text

Using Fireworks, you can add text to your document in one of two ways:

  • Select the Type tool, click in the image area, and begin typing.
  • Copy (or cut) text from another application, select the Type tool, and paste it on the artboard.

Image In a hurry? You can select text from one application and then click and drag it into the Firework workspace.

Setting Text Attributes

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 ...

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