There's a pretty big problem I'm having with Aaron Bealle's Export to SVG script in Fireworks:

So I have a path in Fireworks that I created from a marquee selection (which came from the magic wand, some feathering and smooth selection).

Let's take this image I vectorized in Fireworks from a drawing by someone at the NHS Designs in Sacramento as an example.

Image 1 (Download Fireworks PNG file)

When the path is exported as an SVG using the Export script — only the outer edge is taken into account.

So what I get is a black shape on a transparent/white background. (When in fact the black shape was more complicated than that — but was still a single path.)

Image 2 (Download SVG file)

How do I fix this?

Thank you!

  • I'm considering getting a trial of Illustrator and using that instead...
    – Baumr
    Commented Nov 5, 2012 at 4:11

3 Answers 3


Seems like compound path is not supported.

But i am able to get it working by

  1. Do a "Split Path" - this will turn every element into a separate path object
  2. Select the 2 background object and do a "Punch Compound Shape" using the Property Inspector
    • this is to divide the outline from the rest

see result - http://cl.ly/0H3v423K0j3S


This was likely a bug with Aaron Bealle's Export to SVG script, so I used Illustrator instead and everything worked as it should.

Here's how to do it:

  1. Select path in Adobe Fireworks
  2. Go to Edit > Copy as Vectors
  3. Open Adobe Illustrator, make a new document, and paste



Seems like is a compound path? Do you have the fireworks file to take a look?


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