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How to save symbols to the common library in Adobe Fireworks tutorial

Saving Fireworks symbols to common library

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You can now save the Fireworks symbols to a common library format for ease of access in Fireworks CS6 etc. The Fireworks symbols common library format is .graphic file and the Fireworks symbols common library files are stored in the application support (mac) common library and any custom ones are stored in the custom symbols folder.

  1. Fireworks window menu

  2. Document library panel of Fireworks

  3. Select the Firework symbol in the document library

  4. Right menu

  5. Save to common library command.

 

How to convert a normal path to symbol and save to common library

save to common library fireworks symbols

If it is a normal path and it is not already a symbol t

  1. Go to the modify menu

  2. Symbol category

  3. Convert to symbol

  4. Set the enable 9-slice ON

  5. Enable "save to common library" to ON.

  6. Give it a name

  7. Click OK

The new Firework symbol will be stored as a .graphic common library symbol for future use.

 

Where is the Fireworks symbol found in the common library panel

  1. common library panel

  2. Go to the custom symbols section of the common library and you should see the saved Firework symbols

You can see from the example, it is probably best to give it a better name. The one good thing about the common library is that the vectors are now available at all times and no longer need to be re-loaded via the import. Also, you can use the common library resource as a starting point for rich symbols in Fireworks

Other tutorials

1. how to install / load / import symbols into Fireworks

Other resources

1000s of Fireworks symbols

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Updated: September 2017