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Chapter 11. Creating the Booking Facilit... > The Fireworks MX 2004/Director MX Co...

The Fireworks MX 2004/Director MX Connection

Until version 4 of Fireworks, very little integration between Director and Fireworks existed. Buttons, for example, still required a separate image for each button state, and to make the buttons work, you had to write the Lingo code. In Version 3 of Fireworks and version 7 of Director, Macromedia introduced a Fireworks Import Xtra for Director that enabled us to import our layers, slices, and rollovers into Director. Best of all, the HTML code from Fireworks was translated into a Lingo behavior. With the introduction of Fireworks and Director, it was no longer necessary to obtain the Xtra from Macromedia. It was included with the Director install disc. Here are four techniques that demonstrate the integration of Director MX and Fireworks MX 2004. The necessary files can be downloaded from the book's web site.

To create a button in Fireworks MX 2004 and use it in Director MX, follow these steps:


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