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Copyright © 2001 by Sandee Cohen

Peachpit Press

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Berkeley, CA 94710

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Published by Peachpit Press in association with Macromedia, Inc.

Peachpit Press is a division of Addison Wesley Longman.

Cover Design: The Visual Group

Production and additional design elements: Sandee Cohen

Illustrations: Sandee Cohen

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of the publisher. For information on getting permission to reprints and excerpts, contact Gary-Paul Prince at Peachpit Press.

Notice of Liability

The information in this book is distributed on an "as is" basis, without warranty. Although every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this book, neither the author nor Peachpit Press shall have any liability to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the instructions contained in this book or by the computer software and hardware products described herein.


Fireworks is a registered trademark of Macromedia, Inc.

Visual QuickStart Guide is a trademark of Peachpit Press, a divison of Addison Wesley Longman.

All other product names and services identified throughout this book are used in editorial fashion only and for the benefit of such companies. No such use, or the use of any trade name, is intended to convey endorsement or other affiliation with the book.

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Printed and bound in the United States of America

Thanks to

Nancy Ruenzel publisher of Peachpit Press.

Marjorie Baer executive editor at Peachpit Press.

Karen Dominey who has become an integral part of the team.

Pattie Belle Hastings who did the screen shots of the new interface. Her illustrations and icons are terrific. I look forward to reading her new book.

Myrna Vladic the production coordinator from Peachpit Press.

The staff of Peachpit Press all of whom make me proud to be a Peachpit author.

Steve Rath who does the best index in the business.

Diana Smedley of Macromedia. Congratulations on a great new interface.

David Morris of Macromedia who gave me a wonderful preview of all the new features.

Doug Benson of Macromedia who answered my continuing questions after the beta program ended.

Mark Haynes, Karen Duban, and Julie Hallstrom, the technical reviewers from Macromedia.

Joe Lowery author of The Fireworks 4 Bible. Joe has been a great resource, and I'm honored to call him a friend.

Linda Rathgeber author of Playing with Fire. Thanks for putting my technique in your new book.

Fireworks beta list participants, too numerous to name, who all gave me great insight into features and techniques.

Michael Randasso and the staff of the New School for Social Research Computer Instruction Center.

David Lerner of Tekserve who helped me do something I swore I would never do — change computers in the middle of an important project. Without his great shop, I would have never been able to get the book finished.

Susan Gladding of Xsense. She helped get my XRouter Pro back up in service to keep my cable modem connection to the Web.

Pixel my cat who thinks chapter 13 is all about her. And won't let me change the title to "Working with Bitmaps."


This book was created using Macromedia Fireworks 4, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia FreeHand, and Adobe Photoshop 6 for illustrations; QuarkXPress 4 for layout; and Ambrosia SW Snapz Pro for screen shots.

The computers used were a 450 MHz Power Macintosh G4, a PowerBook G3.

Fireworks 4 for Windows ran on Virtual PC 3 from Connectix. (No Intel inside.)

The fonts used were Minion and Futura from Adobe and two specialty fonts created using Macromedia Fontographer.

A single cable modem Web connection was shared between computers using the miraculous Xsense XRouter Pro.

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