States linking in Fireworks CS4

24 Oct 2008 - 1:04am
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Alexey Kopylov
2004

Hi Fireworksers!

I'm newcomer in the Adobe Fireworks prototyping and have one question.
In this product we have the powerfull pages, layers and states
(formerly frames) model -- I can prepare an interactive prototype in
various formats - html, pdf, Air, Flex and I can put hotspotes on
prototype objects and link this ones with pages.
Here is my questions -- can I link my hotspotes with states instead of
pages? I think the states without linking ability is the set of slides
only. It's naturally to treate fireworks' pages as UI screens and
states as states of this screens and to have possibility of linking
states with each other. Is there any way to link states (I have not
found such possibility yet)?

Alexey Kopylov
UIDesign Group
http://eng.uidesign.ru/

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24 Oct 2008 - 9:39am
mtumi
2004

I don't think this is possible.

If this is for a presentation, you could fake it by setting up key
commands for going to the next state. Details on doing that are at
the end of this article I wrote.
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/fireworks/articles/top_features_fwcs4.html

I think it's a good request... I'd like to have them strip ".htm" off
the end of the page links while they're at it... :-)

Michael

On Oct 24, 2008, at 3:04 AM, Alexey Kopylov wrote:

> Hi Fireworksers!
>
> I'm newcomer in the Adobe Fireworks prototyping and have one question.
> In this product we have the powerfull pages, layers and states
> (formerly frames) model -- I can prepare an interactive prototype in
> various formats - html, pdf, Air, Flex and I can put hotspotes on
> prototype objects and link this ones with pages.
> Here is my questions -- can I link my hotspotes with states instead of
> pages? I think the states without linking ability is the set of slides
> only. It's naturally to treate fireworks' pages as UI screens and
> states as states of this screens and to have possibility of linking
> states with each other. Is there any way to link states (I have not
> found such possibility yet)?
>
> Alexey Kopylov
> UIDesign Group
> http://eng.uidesign.ru/
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24 Oct 2008 - 12:21pm
Alan Musselman
2008

Hi Alexey-

State linking in Fireworks is not something you can do today as Alexey describes it. This is a really good feature request and we'll investigate to see what we can do for the next release of Fireworks.

You can use a dis-jointed rollover to achieve similar interactions.

Here's a video on Adobe TV that may help ya understand how to create dis-jointed rollovers:

http://tv.adobe.com/#vi f1498v1659

Hope this helps!

//Alan

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