is an introduction to using the Pop-Up
Menus in Fireworks 4.
Step 1: Creating
some text or shapes to be your buttons
each button and convert it to a button (F8
or go up to Insert>Convert to
Symbol.. and choose Button)
A quick way to center your text on your shapes before you convert
them to buttons is to select both the text and the button and click:
CMD-Alt-2 and then CMD-Alt-3 or for PC: CTRL-Alt-2 and CTRL-Alt-3.
This centers the objects both horizontally and vertically.
Step 2: Adding the Pop-Up Behavior
one of the buttons you just created to insert the drop down menu
in. In this example I selected the Services button.
the Pop-up menu behavior by right-clicking on the Drag and Drop
behavior handle in the center of the button. (You can also go
up to Insert>Pop-up Menu...)
Step 3: Creating the Sub Menus
dialog window comes up. Here
is where you enter the names of your menu buttons.
field, type in the name of your first button item. In this example,
I typed in Design.
field below, type in a URL
for the button to go. This can be a real link or a dummy link
(#) if you just want to follow along.
field, select an option if you have one or leave it blank if you
want the new page to replace the current page.
sign to Add
the menu item or click Enter/Return
on your keyboard (my preferred method)
adding as many buttons as you like.
Step 4: Modifying the Sub Menus
created my buttons, I also included some sub menus that will go
beneath other button. For example, I have two buttons called Flash
Design and Print Design. These are actually submenus for Designing.
on any menu buttons you have that are to be sub menus for another
them right below the button they are to be a sub menu of.
the buttons are in place, click the Create
Menu/Indent Menu icon at
the top of the dialog window. This will automatically indent the
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