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Fireworks - how to duplicate a button or automate button creation

Sumukha asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-13

I am wondering about how to automate a simple task in Fireworks.
When I create a button (e.g. via rectangle tool, then convert via F8 to symbol > button, then double-click and enter text),
I would like to be able just to duplicate it with all animations.
Whenever I did that via Edit > duplicate or clone, and change the text, always the original changes with it.

Q1: how to duplicate and then edit a button?

Q2: is there a way to even further automate this process (maybe a free plugin)?

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