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Hi - I'm pretty new to FW so forgive the simplicity of the question. How do I save bits of a file that I'm likely to use regularly in a number of files. I'd expect this to be the library but I can't seem to find a way to do it. For example, if I know I'm going to use a rounded rectangle with a particular colour fill and transparency, how can I save this as a component and just drag and drop it onto the screen from a panel whenever I need it?...

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    Default saving frequently used components

    Hi -
    I'm pretty new to FW so forgive the simplicity of the question. How do I save bits of a file that I'm likely to use regularly in a number of files. I'd expect this to be the library but I can't seem to find a way to do it.

    For example, if I know I'm going to use a rounded rectangle with a particular colour fill and transparency, how can I save this as a component and just drag and drop it onto the screen from a panel whenever I need it?


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    Steve Guest

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    Default Re: saving frequently used components

    Hi Steve,

    Things you can't save as a style can be converted to symbols and saved
    as editable PNGs. Put your library of symbols in a directory labeled in
    a way that makes it easy to remember what it's for, like "My library."
    Whenever you need to use one of the bits, choose Edit > Libraries >
    Other and browse to your directory. Drag the bit you want from the
    Library onto your canvas.


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    Default Re: saving frequently used components

    Thanks very much Linda!
    Regards, Steve.


    Steve Guest

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