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Question #194

I'm using Image Gallery Magic, Slide Show Magic, or Lightshow Magic on a Mac OSX computer and the Build Mode "Automatic From Fireworks" option is grayed out (disabled), is there a fix for this?

The Answer

Prepared Oct. 2006 by Gerry Jacobsen, PVII

There are two possible causes:

1. The "Automatic From Fireworks" mode is enabled only if Dreamweaver reports that it can connect to Fireworks properly. The Fireworks/Dreamweaver communication issue sometimes comes up on Mac OSX computers that have had more than 1 version of Dreamweaver installed, including a "dot" release update such as 8.0 to 8.02. This is an Apple/Adobe bug but can be avoided or fixed by cleaning permissions before and after installing or updating Dreamweaver.

You can use the either one of these OSX Cache Cleaners to clean up your permissions:

2. On some Mac systems the "Automatic From Fireworks" mode is grayed out if Fireworks is already open. Close both Fireworks and Dreamweaver, then launch Dreamweaver only. The "Automatic From Fireworks" mode should now be enabled and ready to launch Fireworks as needed.

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