I dont have this problem, I;m assuming that you are doing this on your 9 version.I've been using Fireworks since version 3 and now i'm on CS3 and i can tell you for Web it is the best tool out there!
There is just one thing that annoys me on the OS X version is when i copy text from the web and paste in Fireworks it make the text with the same font and size from where i copy and not what is set in the program ... did anyone now how to fix this ?
um. you do know that Fireworks supports a lot of the "Photoshop" plugins available? And what format is it that you want to save/open that Fireworks doesn't support?I wouldn't be able to do without the control for custom filters and the industry standard file formats that my clients and associates require their images saved to.
on the properties window there are two colour wells. one for line, and one for fill.I'm not used to working with vectors... am I suppose to flatten each vector shape if I want to add color to it in Fireworks?
that's what it is designed for, web site graphics. the whole program is like Freehand for the web. there are tools for creating rollovers and optimizations on the fly and now the CS3 version has a page previewer to aid in the organization of a multipaged site. it's just the coolest thing around, that hardly anyone uses!?... there is no other program like it. it's one drawback is that it doesn't handle large files well, which is fine because it forces you to optimizewell, basically, like creating a single button graphic, etc.
that FTW crap about Fireworks vs Photoshop, iPod vs Zune, Xbox360 vs PS3 etc etc is so STUPID. almost (but not quite) as stupid as every new product out being a <insert earlier product> killer.Fireworks FTW