Change Canvas Limitations in Fireworks
This is something I've been having trouble with for ages! And finally, stumbling upon yet another Q&A thread at Adobe on one of the whims on which I search for answers, I found the way to fix this incredibly annoying limitation. The limitation that: Fireworks canvas by default only allows a max width and height of 6000px. Why do they have this limitation? Because the program is intended to be used for website images of much smaller resolutions. But it can be used for so much more! Like... everything. And it's much easier to use than Photoshop. Anyway, to change the setting:
- Open up %APPDATA% (or navigate to Documents and Settings > USERNAME > AppData)
- Navigate to Roaming > Adobe > Fireworks CS# > Fireworks CS# Preferences.txt
- Open file, search for
MaxDocSizeInPixelsand change the integer below it to whatever you like
That's it! You might want to close the program while you do this, btw, or the settings file may be overwritten once again... or you won't be able to save... or you'll get a bluescreen of death. Who knows. Also keep in mind that since the program by default has this limitation, there's no telling what'll happen if you allow yourself too much freedom of canvas size. Program instability or high resource usage is a possibility. Big thanks to the source of this solution. I'ma go draw some huge 100,000px artwork now. Later.