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Working with Text in Fireworks

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
ctrl+shift+. Increase Text size
ctrl+shift+, Decrease Text size
ctrl+b Apply bold formatting
ctrl+i Apply italic formatting
ctrl+alt+shift+l Align Left
ctrl+alt+shift+c Align Centered Horizontally
ctrl+alt+shift+r Align Right
ctrl+alt+shift+j Align Justified
ctrl+alt+shift+s Align Stretched

Working With Fireworks Files using Shortcuts

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
strg+n Create a new Fireworks document. It directs you to the new document menu from where you can set canvas size, resolution and color. Also good to know: if you have an image in the Clipboard, Fireworks automatically pre-set the new documents dimensions
ctrl+o Opens an existing Fireworks MX document
ctrl+s Saves the current Fireworks MX document
ctrl+shift+r Export File
ctrl+shift+x Export Preview
ctrl+shift+s Save As
ctrl+r Import file
ctrl+p Print file
ctrl+q Quit Fireworks
ctrl+w Close current Window

Ruler and Guides with Keybaord Shortcuts

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
ctrl+alt+r Show/Hide Ruler
ctrl+; Show/Hide Guides (if there are any guides in the document)
ctrl+shift+; Snap/ Unsnap to Guides
ctrl+alt+; Lock/ Unlock Guides

Basic Fireworks Commands using Keyboard Shortcuts

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
ctrl+z Undo
ctrl+y Redo
ctrl+u Fireworks Preferences
f Change between Full Screen and Normal Screen
tab,f4 Show/Hide Tool Windows
ctrl+shift+f Convert object to Path
ctrl+shift+i Inverse Selection (when for example part of bitmap is selected)

Image and Canvas Manipulation in Fireworks

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
ctrl+shift+t Numeric Transformation
ctrl+alt+t Trim Canvas
ctrl+alt+f Fit Canvas
ctrl+shift+9 Rotate Object 90 Degrees Clockwise
ctrl+shift+7 Rotate Object 90 Degrees Counter-Clockwise

Shortcuts for selecting and working with Fireworks Tools

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
vor0 Choose the Pointer tool (black arrow). Switching tools is a common task within Macromedia Fireworks. Pressing the v key or the 0 key switches to the Pointer Tool. Pressing it again switches between the Pointer and Select Behind Tool.
aor1 Choose the Subselector Tool (white arrow). This tool is pretty handy for selecting parts of complex elements.
t Choose the Text Tool
b Choose the Brush Tool
c Choose the Crop Tool
e Choose the Erasor Tool
g Choose the Paintbucket Tool
h Choose the Hand Tool
i Choose the Eyedropper Tool
j Choose the Polygon Hotspot Tool
k Select the Slice Tool
l Select the Lasso Tool
m Select the Marqee Tool
n Select the Line Tool
p Select the Pen Tool
q Select the Scale Tool
r Select the Blur Tool
s Select the Rubber Stamp
u Select the Rectangle Tool
w Select the Magic Wand Tool
z Magnify Tool

Working with Fireworks Objects

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
ctrl+g,ctrl+shift+g Groups and un-groups objects. For ungrouping, just add the shift key to the combination and press ctrl+shift+g
ctrl+a Selects all objects. Presssing this keyboard shortcut selects all objects on the active canvas. Easy to remember, since it is used in most applications for selecting all.
x Switch Fill and Stroke colors in color wells
f9 Show/Hide blue lines around selected objects
ctrl+shift+arrow up Bring object to front
ctrl+shift+arrow down Send object to back
ctrl+arrow up Bring object forward
ctrl+arrow down Send object backwards
ctrl+alt+1 Align objects left (when multiple objects are selected)
ctrl+alt+2 Align objects center vertical (when multiple objects are selected)
ctrl+alt+3 Align objects right (when multiple objects are selected)
ctrl+alt+4 Align objects top (when multiple objects are selected)
ctrl+alt+5 Align objects center horizontal (when multiple objects are selected)
ctrl+alt+6 Align objects bottom (when multiple objects are selected)
ctrl+shift+u Insert Hotspot
ctrl+alt+shift+c Copy Attributes from one object
ctrl+alt+shift+v Paste Attributes to another object
ctrl+alt+d Duplicate Object

Using the Fireworks Zoom Feature with Keyboard Shortcuts

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
ctrl++ahdctrl+- Zoom in and/or out: The easiest way to change the current zoom level is to press the ctrl++ keyboard shortcut to zoom in and to press ctrl+- to zoom out again.
ctrl+0 Fit Selection
ctrl+5 50 % Magnification
ctrl+1 100 % Magnification
ctrl+2 200 % Magnification
ctrl+4 400 % Magnification
ctrl+8 800 % Magnification
ctrl+3 3200 % Magnification
ctrl+6 6400 % Magnification
ctrl+alt+0 Zoom to selection