Macromedia Fireworks provides the option to add a border to your text. You can use this type of border to call attention to a specific word or phrase within a set of text or simply to add a unique aspect to the font used in your document. Using a border in a contrasting colour can be an effective way to emphasise a certain point or add overall aesthetic value to your document.
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Navigate to the "Tools" panel in Fireworks, and select "Text" to open the Text toolbar.
Specify a font, text size and style from the Property inspector.
Enter text in the text panel, and click the "Esc" button on your keyboard.
Select "Add Filters" from the Property inspector, and click "Photoshop Live Effects" to open the Photoshop Live Effects window.
Select the "Stroke" check box, and click "Stroke" to open the stroke options toolbar.
Select the border size, position and opacity level on the "Structure" pane.
Select "Color" for the "Fill type" option on the "Fill" pane. Click "Color" on the Photoshop Live Effects dialogue and choose a colour from the pop-up palette for your text border. Click OK to apply the changes.
Tips and warnings
- Use a contrasting border colour, for example, a black border on white text, for maximum effectiveness.
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