I am attempting to make an attribute editable using Dreamweaver in CS6 on a Mac and following this procedure:
However, when I click Add, a dialog box opens, but I am unable to enter anything in the place for the name.
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?
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.
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.
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:
This works every time.
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.
I am in a class and following the directions for an assignment. I have no problem with it working on the school's pc which uses CS5. I have also followed the same directions with no problem on a classmate's mac using CS6.
In my assignment, I can get to this point:
<div id="content"><!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="MainContent" -->PageContent<!-- TemplateEndEditable --></div>
Then I am supposed to
Choose Modify, Templates, Make Attribute Editable,
Type class, click OK, and then select Text as the Type and in the Default box type normal.
However, when I click Add and the dialog box opens, I cannot type anything.
I am supposed to end up with
<div class="@@(_document['class'])@@" id="content"><!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="MainContent" -->Page Content<!-- TemplateEndEditable --></div>