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Files won't open in Dreamweaver 8

Apr 22, 2012 2:19 PM

I have Dreamweaver 8, which was working fine a week ago. Now, if I open certain htm files, the screen stays blank and the time wheel just keeps spinning. It is very difficult to get back out of Dreamweaver once this happens.  Other files open correctly without any problem. I tried opening the problem files on my husband's computer, which runs the same software, and they open okay. On my computer, I have uninstalled and reinstalled Dreamweaver. I have also installed the .01 and .02 updates. My system is Windows 7. I have also tried reloading the problem files from my FTP server, which doesn't work either. Has anyone found a solution for this?

 
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    Apr 22, 2012 2:32 PM   in reply to magnusandloki9728

    If I recall, DW8 was released when the reigning OSs were Win98, Win2000 and WinXP -- long before either Vista or Win7 came out.

    You may need to run DW8 in XP Emulation Mode.

     

     

     

     

     

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    Apr 22, 2012 2:36 PM   in reply to Nancy O.

    Also check that your problem files contain valid code.  

     

    Code Validation Tools

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    CSS - http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

    HTML - http://validator.w3.org/

     

     

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    Apr 22, 2012 2:42 PM   in reply to magnusandloki9728

    Long shot: try unchecking View > Display External Files

     
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    Apr 22, 2012 2:58 PM   in reply to John Waller

    @John,

    I don't think DW8 had that option.

     

     

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    Apr 22, 2012 3:15 PM   in reply to Nancy O.

    I believe it arrived with the 8.0.2 updater.

     
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    Apr 22, 2012 7:06 PM   in reply to magnusandloki9728

    Hey magnusandloki9728,

     

    I had the same problem a couple of days ago.

    I think this thread might help you.

     

    ~codeDawg

     
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    Apr 22, 2012 9:11 PM   in reply to magnusandloki9728

    Hi magnusandloki9728,

     

    I am not familiar with DW 8.

    First let's find out if this is indeed the same problem.

     

    In DW 8, is there an option to open files in code view - design view - code and design view?

    If so, are you able to open the "problem" file in code view?

     

    The "unresponsive" problem seems to rear it's ugly head only when a design view is open.

     

    ~codeDawg

     
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    Apr 22, 2012 9:35 PM   in reply to magnusandloki9728

    Allrighty then ... looks like you have the same problem that everyone else is having.

     

    I don't have DW8 installed and I'm not familiar with it's features and menu system.

    Now it's time to start poking around those DW8 menus.  You're looking for "Display External Files" or something similar.

     

    Perhaps someone else on the forum can guide you further.

    Earlier in this thread, John Waller indicated that he thought you should have that option available in the DW 8.0.2 update.

    That is certainly an area to pursue.

     

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    Apr 24, 2012 10:18 AM   in reply to magnusandloki9728

    Trust me, DW8 pre-dates the "Display External Files" feature.  So that's not going to fix your problem.

     

    Are you running Google Ads, Google fonts or any other external scripts on your problem pages?  If so, you might want to comment them out until you're ready to publish remotely.

     

    Can you view your problem pages in Design View with CSS disabled?  View > Style Rendering > un-tick Display Styles.

     

     

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    Apr 24, 2012 10:47 AM   in reply to magnusandloki9728

    Let's see your code from a problem page.

     

    Pasting Code into the Web Forum (don't use e-mail for this, it won't come through)

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/427712

     

     

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    Apr 24, 2012 12:18 PM   in reply to magnusandloki9728

    I think the culprit is your FaceBook Badge.  When I tried to open your page in Design View, my DW stalled and I had to close the app.

    When I commented out the Facebook code, it opens fine in Design View.

     

    Also, you've got a lot of deprecated code in your page.   Use the W3C validator.  It's more thorough than DW's code validator.

    http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fclemensart.co m%2Fmlgallery2.htm

     

     

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    Apr 24, 2012 1:49 PM   in reply to magnusandloki9728

    Glad to be of help. 

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    May 8, 2012 5:21 AM   in reply to magnusandloki9728

    I have the same problem, and unckecking "Display External Files" fixed it - you can find this option under 'Commands' at the very bottom of the list. It was probably my Facebook and other ecternal links that caused the problem - what a pain the update has caused!!

     
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