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Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ CS5 Classroom in a Book: Preparing a Design Document

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The way you approach the design and organization of your artwork has a significant impact on the structure of the project in Flash Catalyst and the underlying code. This excerpt from Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ CS5 Classroom in a Book will help protect the integrity of your design and minimize re-working or re-structuring assets after bringing them into Flash Catalyst.
Exporting an FXg file from adobe Fireworks

Exporting an FXg file from adobe Fireworks

Adobe Fireworks users may feel a little left out when they first launch Flash Catalyst. One of the first things they’ll notice is the absence of a direct Fireworks import option in the Welcome screen. In reality, Flash Catalyst imports only FXG documents regardless of where they originated—in Photoshop, Illustrator, or Fireworks. Flash Catalyst just happens to have the ability to convert your PSD and AI files into the FXG format automatically. Following are the general steps for exporting an FXG file to import into Flash Catalyst.

  1. Start Adobe Fireworks and open the design document you want to import into Flash Catalyst.
  2. Choose Commands > Export FXG.
  3. The Select Folder dialog box appears.

  4. Locate and select a destination folder for the FXG file.
  5. Enter a name for the file and click OK.
  6. You can now import the FXG file into Flash Catalyst.