How to resize graphics on Mac

I am trying to drag the corners of a graphic to resize it. How do I do that on a Mac? I have tried every combination of XX + click, but cannot get handles to appear.

Also, For some reason the CCS button on the fiel bar does nto show blue, no matter if i click it. This has happened before, How can I verify if I am in CCS and does it matter?

Thanks.


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On 13 Jun 2009, 8:52 pm, SkipII wrote:

I am trying to drag the corners of a graphic to resize it. How do I do that on a Mac? I have tried every combination of XX + click, but cannot get handles to appear.

I assume that you mean in FW itself. There are several methods.

1 Drag the corner of the containing box to the size you want and then Item>Graphic>Scale and Pad or Item>Graphic>Scale Up/Down

2 Item>Modify and change the parameters in there.

There are others but these will get you started.

Also, For some reason the CCS button on the fiel bar does nto show blue, no matter if i click it. This has happened before, How can I verify if I am in CCS and does it matter?

Thanks.

Depending on your System Preferences your CSS button may never be blue - instead it may be grey.

But you can tell when CSS is on as the text below the button will say ‘CSS Layout’ When it is off it will say ‘Table Layout’

Does it matter? Matter to whom?

You can use it whichever way you are comfortable with unless your client has specific requirements. Some layouts are easier to achieve with CSS on.

David


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Thanks.

i am not able to drag the corner of the box. nothing grabs or hooks.


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CCS blue

Can I change System Preferences in some way to make the button blue?


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When you click on the containing box do you see the blobs at each corner and each side mid-point? The cursor changes from an arrow with a tail to one without a tail when you are over a draggable part.

It doesn’t matter whether your button is blue or not as long as you realise that CSS Layout is on and Table Layout is off

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On 14 Jun 2009, 12:01 am, SkipII wrote:

CCS blue

Can I change System Preferences in some way to make the button blue?

System Preferences>Appearance then select Blue from the appearance options (Blue or Graphite)

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The cursor did not change, although this time it did at least allow me to change the shape. Seems very inconsistent, for some reason.

How do I click off the box so it doesn’t still show its outline and handles?


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Just click somewhere else on your page.

You can also change the size of your box by changing the dimensions in the Inspector,

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I’ve clicked all over – the frame does not go away.


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On 14 Jun 2009, at 00:36, DeltaDave wrote:

but cannot get handles to appear.

I assume that you mean in FW itself. There are several methods.

1 Drag the corner of the containing box to the size you want and
then Item>Graphic>Scale and Pad or Item>Graphic>Scale Up/Down

Dave, if he can’t get the handles to appear, he’ll have a job dragging
the corner …

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

http://www.paulbradforth.com


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On 14 Jun 2009, at 02:35, SkipII wrote:

I’ve clicked all over – the frame does not go away.

No, but the handles should.

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

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On 14 Jun 2009, at 01:45, SkipII wrote:

How do I click off the box so it doesn’t still show its outline and
handles?

Just click off the box, is all. To stop it showing its outlines, go to
the ‘View’ menu and choose '‘Outlines’.

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

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Download and read the following PDF:

http://www.thehelpful.com/Freeway-tutorial.pdf (310KB)

This is something I wrote for students where I teach. It is meant to
help them get up and running with Freeway. You won’t get the verbal
class-delivered side of things of course, but this may help you
understand the logic behind how things work and how you can really
take advantage of Freeway’s features and abilities.

I posted a note about this PDF some weeks ago. It is now slightly
longer than the first one I uploaded - I don’t recall whether I
mentioned this one or not.

NOTE for Freeway Express users:
This document was written for Freeway Pro. It is still very useful
for Express users, but be aware that you can’t import image file
formats other than GIF, JPEG or PNG.
Freeway Express users should consider saving their original images in
PNG format (millions of colours/24-bit colour); unlike JPEG or GIF it
doesn’t damage the original images AND it supports full 8-bit
transparency. Remember that Freeway will output the right
web-optimised formats for you automatically, whatever format you
import.

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Thanks all, for the help. I find, generally, that most “manuals” deal with specific actions out of context - “if you want to do this, do this…” but rarely get to a “let’s understand why you might want to do something,” or “if you want your site to function this, way, do this…” As well, they certainly never tell you the consequences or what else can happen or be affected if you take that one action.

It is a basic learning methodology that is lacking in most of the technical approaches to these programs.

The more effective deductive learning method (for most/many) people is to say “let’s look at three three styles of websites and see how they did it and apply what we have learned about the basics.”

I will download the PDF and make it airplane reading tonight. I am grateful for the help.

I will download the


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