How to Convert Artwork to a Symbol in Fireworks CS5

By Jennifer Smith, Christopher Smith, Fred Gerantabee

Sometimes when you are working in Adobe Fireworks Creative Suite 5, you may find yourself repeatedly creating the same button, animation, or graphic. If so, follow these steps to convert that artwork to a symbol:

  1. With the Pointer tool, select the artwork you want to convert.

  2. Choose Modify→Symbol→Convert to Symbol.

    The Convert to Symbol dialog box opens.

  3. Type a name for the symbol in the Name text box.

  4. Select the symbol type: Graphic, Animation, or Button.

  5. To scale the symbol without distorting it, check the Enable 9-Slice Scaling Guides check box.