Adobe Fireworks CS5.1 known issues and bugs

Welcome to Adobe® Fireworks® CS5.1. This document contains known issues and troubleshooting tips not covered in the Fireworks documentation.

  1. Make sure that AIR 2 runtime is installed to install the AIR package files created using the AIR extension for Fireworks CS5.1.
  2. Make sure that the first launch of Extension Manager is with administrator privileges on Microsoft Vista and Microsoft Windows 7 (if UAC is enabled). You get an error dialog box otherwise.
  3. To access the template feature of Fireworks CS5.1 on Microsoft Vista or Microsoft Windows 7, launch FW with administrator privileges.
  4. The Image Preview window is not displayed completely by default on netbooks with 1024 x 600 resolution. 

See Adobe Support for late-breaking information and known issues for all Creative Suite 5 applications.

GB18030 support for Windows XP

To support the display of all characters of the Chinese standard GB18030 on Windows XP systems, Adobe recommends the installation of the Microsoft GB18030 Support Package. This support package updates an XP system with, among other things, fonts and input-method-editors (IMEs) to correctly support GB18030. The support package is available as a download from the Microsoft website. (#BG061690) 

Chinese Language-specific issues

On Windows XP (Simplified Chinese), because the application’s default Chinese font is SimSun, 4-byte GB18030 characters aren’t displayed correctly. As a workaround, use the two scripts provided with Fireworks CS4 installer (SetNewUIFont and ClearNewUIFont) for GB18030 standard support. These two scripts are installed at the following location:  [drive:]/Program Files/Adobe/Adobe Fireworks CS4/Simplified Chinese/.

To set the user interface font to enable 4-byte GB18030 characters, do the following:

  1. Make sure that Adobe Fireworks CS4 is not currently running.
  2. Double-click SetNewUIFont.reg to set the user interface font for Fireworks.
  3. Launch Fireworks again.  The user interface is enabled to view 4-byte GB18030 characters in all dialogs managed by Fireworks.

To revert the UI font to original settings, do the following:

  1. Make sure that Adobe Fireworks CS4 is not currently running.
  2. Double-click ClearNewUIFont.reg to clear the new user interface font for Fireworks.
  3. Launch Fireworks again. The user interface is reset to Fireworks standard user interface font.

Note: Restart Windows after running these scripts.

  • Fireworks CS4 does not display 4-byte characters in the document tab’s title on Windows XP. As a workaround, name the titles with ASCII or 2-byte Chinese characters.
  • On Windows XP and Vista, some 2-byte and all 4-byte characters aren't correctly pasted to Illustrator when you use the Copy Path Outlines feature in Fireworks.
  • On Windows XP and Vista, some 2-byte and all 4-byte characters aren't displayed correctly in the Create Slideshow dialog when entered from the keyboard.
  • On Windows XP, some 2-byte and all 4-byte characters sometimes aren't displayed correctly in the HTML Slice on the canvas.

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