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Holly Swank
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How do I add an editable attribute?

Apr 23, 2013 9:30 PM

Tags: #mac #template #cs6 #editable_attributes

I am attempting to make an attribute editable using Dreamweaver in CS6 on a Mac and following this procedure:

 

  1. In the Document window, select an item you want to set an editable tag attribute for.
  2. Select Modify > Templates > Make Attribute Editable.
  3. In the Attribute box, enter a name or select an attribute in the Editable Tag Attributes dialog box by doing one of the following:
  • If the attribute you want to make editable is listed in the Attribute pop‑up menu, select it.
  • If the attribute you want to make editable isn’t listed in the Attribute pop‑up menu, click Add, and in the dialog box that opens, enter the name of the attribute you want to add, then click OK

 

However, when I click Add, a dialog box opens, but I am unable to enter anything in the place for the name.

 
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    Apr 24, 2013 4:29 AM   in reply to 希望学英语的男孩

    Hi Holly,

     

    Can you post a screenshot of what you are seeing?

     

    Thanks,

    Preran

     
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    Apr 24, 2013 12:02 PM   in reply to Holly Swank

    Let's say you want to add an Editable Attribute to your <body> tag.

     

    First, you must open the Template.dwt file in Code View, place your cursor inside the <body> tag.  Go to Modify > Templates > Make Attribute Editable.

     

    Does this help?

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Apr 24, 2013 9:47 PM   in reply to Holly Swank

    Hi Holly,

     

    It looks more like a problem with your computer.

     

    I would try closing other applications and processes. If that doesn't work, restart your computer and see if it helps. If you still have a problem, let us know.

     

    Thanks,

    Preran

     
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    Apr 25, 2013 4:11 AM   in reply to Holly Swank

    Sounds extreme to me. You might want to wait for other experts here before you proceed if it isn't something urgent. I am guessing that you might not have to do something as drastic as that.

     

    I am guessing that you tried Nancy's solution.

     
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    Apr 25, 2013 5:25 AM   in reply to Holly Swank

    Dreamweaver Templates are kind of strange with respect to creating editable regions. I think the idea is that you can designate a class or an ID as an editable attribute, but I have never been satisfied with the process.

     

    What I do is different.

     

    To create an editable region, I do one of two things:

     

    Instead of doing Modify > Templates > Make Attribute Editable, I do the following:

     

    1. I select a region in code (not in design view).
    2. Go to Insert>Template Objects>Editable Region
    3. Give it a name that makes sense
    4. Click "OK."

     

    This works every time.

     
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    Apr 25, 2013 10:25 AM   in reply to Holly Swank

    It's not clear to me from your screenshots exactly what you're trying to make editable in the <div id="content"> or why.  Can you be specific?  There may be better ways to achieve your goals.

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    May 1, 2013 9:23 AM   in reply to Holly Swank

    OK. So your particular installation of DW is not working correctly.

     

    See Deleting Corrupted Cache / Personal Configuration Folder in DW

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/494811

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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