How to Create and Apply Text Styles in Fireworks CS5 - dummies

How to Create and Apply Text Styles in Fireworks CS5

By Jennifer Smith, Christopher Smith, Fred Gerantabee

You can choose among an array of interesting default styles to apply to both objects and text in Adobe Fireworks Creative Suite 5. You can also create your own styles — an extremely helpful capability when text needs to be consistent throughout an entire website.

Styles are applied to the entire text area.

Apply an existing style

To apply an existing text style, follow these steps:

  1. Create some text by typing, cutting, copying, and pasting or by dragging the text on the artboard.

  2. Use the Pointer tool to select the text you want to affect.

  3. Choose Window→Styles.

    The Styles panel appears.

  4. From the drop-down list, choose a category of style that you want to apply.

    The Chrome Styles category, for example.

  5. Click the style preview that you want to apply to your selected text.


Create your own style

Save yourself time by applying all the text attributes you need to make your text look just right.

To create a custom style, follow these steps:

  1. Select some text and apply all the formatting and effects that you want to use.

  2. Choose Window→Styles to display the Styles panel.

  3. From the Style Category drop-down list, choose a category for saving the style.

  4. Click the New Style button in the lower right corner of the Styles panel.

    The New Style dialog box appears.

  5. Type an appropriate name for the style in the Name text box.

  6. Select the attributes you want to save and click OK.

    You have a saved style that you can apply to selected text at any time.