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Fireworks Image Naming
Is there a better way?
bumpaw

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Msg#: 1743 posted 3:27 am on Nov 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm new to Fireworks and have done a few tutorials and prowled the help files. When layout.png is sliced and exported with html it sure gives names to the images that are hard to visualise when looked at in the site code for the pages. index_r3_c10.gif is not my idea of an image file name especially when there are thirty of them. I understand the logic as it was exported with index.html and lies in row 3 column 10, but I look at templates for sale and they have nice descriptive names for image files. There must be a better way. I sure hope the answer is not exporting one at a time.

 

limbo

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Msg#: 1743 posted 9:10 am on Nov 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

You can change how the images are named in the document specific tab of the options window. You can access this from the export dialogue box.

I am not sure what level of control you might get, but you'll be able to make the file names more descriptive than the default method you mentioned.

Ta, Limbo

knighty

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Msg#: 1743 posted 9:19 am on Nov 11, 2004 (gmt 0)


All you do is select the slice, in the Properties tool bar you will see the word "Slice" and an input box where you can name the slice whatever you want.

This feature alone is one of the main reasons why I use Fireworks.

limbo

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Msg#: 1743 posted 9:37 am on Nov 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

Good stuff knighty. When you use this method what does Fireworks name the 'over' image of a simple rollover?

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Added - tried it. For instance: if your slice was named logo.gif then the over state would be logo_f2.gif - so pretty good result

<edited again! for spillang, grammar, punctuation, you name it...>

stever

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Msg#: 1743 posted 9:52 am on Nov 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

You check the option in the Frames section of the Document-Specific names box you referred to earlier (you can call them numbers or -o or -over, for example).

limbo

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Msg#: 1743 posted 10:15 am on Nov 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

Cheers steve, that would make sense ;)

bumpaw

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Msg#: 1743 posted 4:40 pm on Nov 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks to all. Very helpful and allowed great progress.

All you do is select the slice, in the Properties tool bar you will see the word "Slice" and an input box where you can name the slice whatever you want.

This tip led me to see that I could also change the name in the Layers Window for each slice which seems easier for me.

I still have the FW generated names for the Auto-slices that don't show up in the Layers Window, but my guess is that some of these will be eliminated as it's modified in Dreamweaver.

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