Help with Creating and Saving a New Document in Adobe Fireworks

The first thing to learn when using Fireworks is how to create and save a new document. This tutorial will walk you through the steps of creating and saving a new document in Fireworks. This tutorial will work with any version of Fireworks.

Creating

Let’s start off by creating a new document to work on. Open your Fireworks program. An interface will pop up, select New Document on the interface. The New Document properties box will open. In this box you will need to enter the height and width of the new document. Then select the document color. You have three options with the document color. You can use a white background, transparent background, or a color background. Tick the option of your choice. To use a color, tick the color field and click the color box. Click the color of your choice and the box will close. Click OK on the box to create the new document.

To create another new document, go to the top of Fireworks and click File -> New. The new document properties box will open and you can create the document. You can also press CTRL N on your keyboard to create a new document. CTRL N is the keyboard shortcut for creating a new document in Fireworks.

Saving

To save a document, go to the top of Fireworks and click File -> Save As. When the Save As box opens, enter a name for your document and click the Save button. This will save your document as a Fireworks file. To save a document while you are working on it, click File -> Save As. You can also press CTRL S on your keyboard to save your work as you are working. To save the document as a jpeg or gif, see the steps below.

Exporting

You will need to export the document if you want to save it as a jpeg or gif file. To export the document, go to the top of Fireworks and click File -> Export Preview. When the box opens, drop down the Format box and select the format of your choice. Then click the Export button. Another box will open and you will need to type a name if the bottom field for you document. Then click the Save button. That will save your document as the format that you chose.

 

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Working with Themes in Microsoft Word

Did you know that there are ready made themes that you can use in Microsoft Word? These themes have headers, bullets, dividers, and more. It is fairly easy to use a theme to create fancy documents and emails in Microsoft Word.

In this tutorial I will show you how to add a theme and how to work with the themes in Microsoft Word.

  • Open your program and create a new document to use.
  • Click Format -> Theme at the top of your window. The Theme box will pop up.
  • On the left hand side of the box you will see the different themes. On the right hand side of the box you will see the preview of the theme you clicked on.
  • Go through the themes and pick the one that you like.
  • Once you have selected the one that you want to use, click the OK button.

Now you will see the background of that theme on your document. Since you haven’t typed anything on your new document, you won’t see any of the other stuff that was on the theme. Now you can type your page as you want it. Then you can go back and fancy it up with the stuff that the theme offers. You can insert horizontal lines. You can insert tables, headers, links, bullets, and graphics.

To add the things that go with this theme you will need to use the Formatting box at the top of your window. If you type a link, click the formatting box to drop it down and click Hyperlink. Drop the box down and select Table if you want to insert a table in your document. You will also see the different headings that the theme offers. To add the bullets, highlight the stuff that you want to add the bullets to, then click the bullet icon at the top of your Microsoft Window.

To insert a horizontal line you will need to do the following. Click Format -> Borders and Shading. A window will pop up. At the bottom of that window you will see a Horizontal Line button. Click that button and that will bring the Horizontal Lines up. Click the line that you want to use and then click the OK button. That will insert your horizontal line into your document.

Make sure that you save your work often so that you don’t lose anything that you have created. There are many themes that you can use. Play around with them to get the theme the way that you want it.

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