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Fireworks Extensions

Selection Commands

Posted October 11, 2004 by senocular

Version: Fireworks MX

A collection of commands for general selections:

  • Fit to Canvas: Resizes selection to fit the size of the document canvas
  • Center: Positions all elements in a selection to the center of the document canvas
  • Gather: Collects all elements in a selection and places them in the upper left of the document
  • Match Greatest Height: Sets all elements in a selection to have the height of the greatest height in the selection
  • Match Greatest Size: Sets all elements in a selection to have the width and height of the greatest width and height in the selection
  • Match Greatest Width: Sets all elements in a selection to have the width of the greatest width in the selection
  • Match Smallest Height: Sets all elements in a selection to have the height of the smallest height in the selection
  • Match Smallest Size: Sets all elements in a selection to have the width and height of the smallest width and height in the selection
  • Match Smallest Width: Sets all elements in a selection to have the width of the smallest width in the selection
  • To New Document: Creates a new document out of the selection
  • Break Apart: Enhanced version of the Break Apart that's used with Symbols. This one "breaks apart" a single element selection, symbol or not, performing the following based on what is selected:
    • Symbols: Breaks instance out of symbol into a group
    • Autoshapes: Ungroups shape removing autoshape properties
    • Groups: Ungroups to individual elements
    • Text: Converts to paths
    • Paths: Flattens to a bitmap
  • Select Next/Previous: Selects the next and previous objects within the layers panel (next is the next one down, previous is the next one up)
  • Select Available Next/Previous: Selects the next and previous available objects within the layers panel. Unlike Select Next/Previous, Select Available Next/Previous will only select visible and unlocked objects.
  • Reflect Left/Right/Above/Below: Copies the selection and mirrors it in the specified direction
  • Name Selected Objects: Renames objects a selection


Note: To New Document command uses the clipboard to copy and paste the selection into a new document.

Version History:
0.8.5: Added Name Selected Objects
0.8.4: Added Reflect commands
0.8.3: Added Select Next/Previous commands
0.8.2: Fix to Break Apart
0.8.1: Initial public release