Here is the complete outline for the Fireworks 2 Bible. If you're having trouble with a particular topic, you can check to see whether it's included in the book. If you're new to Fireworks, reading through the outline will give you an idea of the kinds of things that can be accomplished with Fireworks 2.

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  1. Preface by Dennis Griffin, Fireworks VP, Macromedia
  2. Introduction
  3. Part I: Come See the Fireworks -->
  4. Part II: Mastering the Tools <--
    1. Chapter 5: Creating and Transforming Objects
    2. Understanding Objects in Fireworks

      Examining Paths

        1. Applying a stroke
        2. Open and closed paths
        3. Center point
        4. Direction
      1. Starting from Shapes
        1. Rectangles and squares
          1. Creating rectangles
          2. Using keyboard modifiers
          3. Creating rounded corners
        2. Ellipses and circles
          1. Using an imaginary bounding box
          2. Drawing an ellipse or circle
        3. Polygons and stars
          1. A drag-and-draw affair
          2. Drawing a polygon
          3. Automatic angles
          4. Creating a star
      2. Drawing Lines and Freeform Paths
        1. Straight lines
        2. Freeform Pencil and Brush
          1. Applying strokes automatically
          2. Using the Pencil or Brush
      3. Constructing Bézier Curves
        1. Drawing lines with the Pen
        2. Creating smooth curves with the Pen
        3. Mixing lines and curves
        4. Adjusting curves
          1. Adding a control handle to a corner point
          2. Extending a control handle from a corner point
        5. Using the keyboard modifiers
    3. Chapter 6: Working with Images
      1. Understanding Bitmapped Images in Fireworks
      2. Examining Image Edit mode
        1. Starting Image Edit mode
        2. Leaving Image Edit mode
        3. Examining other Image Mode functions
        4. Opening existing images
      3. Inserting an Image into a Document
      4. Inserting an Empty Image
      5. Using Image Edit Mode Tools
        1. Pointer
        2. Marquee
          1. Two types
          2. Tool Options panel
            1. Constraint portion
            2. Types of edges
        3. Lasso and Polygon Lasso
        4. Magic Wand
        5. Rubber Stamp
          1. Two basic modes
          2. Other options
        6. Eraser
      6. Fireworks Technique: Limiting Your Drawing Area
      7. Selecting Images
        1. Selecting all
        2. Selecting none
        3. Selecting inverse
        4. Feathering an existing selection
        5. Select similar
      8. Applying Object tools to Images
      9. Converting an Object to an Image
    4. Chapter 7: Managing Color
      1. Working with Color on the Web
        1. Bit depth
        2. Hexadecimal Colors
        3. Web-safe Colors
        4. Platform Differences
      2. Mixing Colors
        1. Using the Color Mixer
        2. Choosing a color
          1. Using the color ramp
          2. Using Color Mixer sliders
        3. Accessing the color models
          1. RGB
          2. Hexadecimal
          3. CMY
          4. HSB
          5. Grayscale
      3. Selecting Swatches of Color
        1. Choosing for the color wells
          1. Using the Eyedropper
          2. Accessing the system color pickers
          3. Opting for no color
        2. Using the Swatches panel
          1. Picking preset swatches
          2. Managing swatches
      4. Fireworks Technique: Converting Pantone Colors to Web-safe Colors
    5. Chapter 8: Choosing Strokes
      1. Using the Stroke panel
        1. Stroke categories and types
        2. Stroke edge and size
        3. Stroke texture
      2. Working with the Built-in Strokes
        1. Pencil
        2. Basic
        3. Airbrush
        4. Calligraphy
        5. Charcoal
        6. Crayon
        7. Felt Tip
        8. Oil
        9. Watercolor
        10. Random
        11. Unnatural
      3. Creating New Strokes
        1. Managing your strokes
        2. Editing the stroke
          1. The Options tab
            1. Ink Amount
            2. Spacing
            3. Flow Rate and Build-up
            4. Texture, Edge Texture and Edge Effect
            5. Tips, Tip Spacing and Variations
          2. The Shape tab
          3. The Sensitivity tab
      4. Fireworks Technique: Making Dotted Lines
      5. Orienting the Stroke
      6. Using Pressure-Sensitive Tablets
    6. Chapter 9: Structuring Paths
      1. Transforming Objects Visually
        1. Scaling
        2. Changing scaling options
        3. Skewing
        4. Distorting
        5. Rotating
      2. Transforming Objects Numerically
      3. Fireworks Technique: Creating Perspective
        1. Altering the opacity
        2. Using mask groups
      4. Managing Paths and Points
        1. Moving points with the Subselection tool
        2. Adding and removing points
        3. Closing an open path
        4. Working with multiple paths
      5. Editing Paths
        1. Redraw Path
        2. Redrawing a path
        3. Freeform and Reshape Area
          1. Pulling a path segment into a new shape
          2. Pushing a path into a new shape
          3. Freeform tool's Options panel
          4. Altering a path object with one operation
          5. Using the Reshape Area tool
        4. Path Scrubber
          1. Using the Path Scrubber tools
          2. Options panel
        5. Knife
      6. Path Operations
        1. Union
        2. Intersect
        3. Punch
        4. Crop
        5. Simplify
        6. Expand Stroke
        7. Inset Path
    7. Chapter 10: Composing with Text
      1. Using the Text Editor
        1. Previewing on the Fly
        2. Choosing basic font characteristics
        3. Adjusting text spacing
          1. Kerning
          2. Auto Kerning
          3. Leading
          4. Horizontal Scale
          5. Baseline Shift
        4. Aligning Text
        5. Enabling Text Editor options
      2. Re-Editing Text
      3. Importing Text
      4. Transforming Text
        1. Adding Strokes
        2. Enhancing Fills
        3. Using the transform tools
        4. Converting text to paths
      5. Text on a Path
      6. Fireworks Technique: Masking Images with Text
  5. Part III: Achieving Effects -->
  6. Part IV: Coordinating Workflow -->
  7. Part V: Entering the Web -->
  8. Part VI: Animation -->
  9. Part VII: Appendix
    1. Keyboard Shortcuts
    2. What's on the CD-ROM
  10. CD-ROM
    1. Fireworks 2 Trial
    2. Dreamweaver 2 Trial
    3. Flash 4 Trial
    4. Additional Trial Programs
      1. Kai's Power Tools from MetaCreations
      2. Xenophone and EyeCandy from Alien Skin
      3. Xaos Tools's Total Xaos Filters
      4. ColorWeb Pro from Pantone
    5. Gradients
    6. Stroke Styles
    7. HTML Code
    8. Image Library
    9. Textures
    10. Resources
    11. Fireworks 2 Bible Examples
 
 
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