Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Fireworks MX: HTML Preview without margin

This is a quickie. Maybe there's another way to do this but anyway ...
If you press F12 in Fireworks MX you get a preview of what you're working on in a browser - useful when designing a webpage.
By default, the page you see has a white margin around it which is a bit annoying.
To get around this, first change the HTML style (File->HTML Setup) from the default 'Dreamweaver' to 'Generic'. Then edit the file called 'SLICES.XTT', which I found here:
C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Fireworks MX 2004\Configuration\HTML Code\Generic.
In this file replace:

WRITE_HTML("<body bgcolor=\"#", exportDoc.backgroundColor.toString(16), "\"");


WRITE_HTML("<body marginwidth=\"0\" marginheight=\"0\" leftmargin=\"0\" topmargin=\"0\" bgcolor=\"#", exportDoc.backgroundColor.toString(16), "\"");

This got rid of the margins for me. Try at your own risk.


Blogger LN said...

That is brilliant sir! I've been wanting to be able to do that for ages. Works for CS4 too if anyone is interested :)

11:22 AM  

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