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Drag selected text

Jun 14, 2013 10:06 PM

Do I have to activate this faciliy somewhere as I can not move selected text in this way in my version of dreamweaver cs6

 
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    Jun 15, 2013 4:19 AM   in reply to handy1912

    Hi

     

    Dreamweaver is not a drag & drop program, and I know of no professional program that supports this feature for building standards compliant web sites.

     

    PZ

     
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    Jun 15, 2013 4:02 PM   in reply to handy1912

    DW is nothing like Photoshop or Illustrator where you  drag things around the workspace.   If that's how you like to work, take a look at Adobe Muse. 

    The new CC products will be released on Monday, Jun 17.

    http://www.adobe.com/products/muse.html

     

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Jun 16, 2013 9:36 AM   in reply to handy1912

    It's very possible your server needs to be configured to support the audio/video MIME types. Otherwise they won't play.

     

    If you're on a Linux/Apache server, create a text file in Notepad or similar plain text editor with the following content.  Save as .htaccess then upload to your site's root folder.

     

    AddType audio/aac .aac

    AddType audio/mp4 .mp4 .m4a

    AddType audio/mpeg .mp1 .mp2 .mp3 .mpg .mpeg

    AddType audio/ogg .oga .ogg

    AddType audio/wav .wav

    AddType audio/webm .webm

    AddType video/mp4 .mp4 .m4v

    AddType video/ogg .ogv

    AddType video/webm .webm

     

    Click & drag in DW only works with absolutely positioned divs (aka layers).  APDivs are pure poison in primary layouts.  Don't use them.  Here's why.

    http://www.apptools.com/examples/pagelayout101.php

     

     

    PS.  It's not necessary to repeat your replies to each person. Your replies appear in the web forum for all to see. 

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Jun 16, 2013 9:48 AM   in reply to Nancy O.

    Hi Nancy -

     

    My old Macromedia versions allow me to drag & drop, even in Design View.

    For example I am regularly updating a 6X6 table of linked Client Logos in alpha order.

     

    Whenever I have to add a new logo, I just drag & drop to re-alphabetize the cells content.   Is this gone from new versions?

     
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    Jun 16, 2013 10:26 AM   in reply to Ken Binney

    No. You can still move text and images around by highlighting & dragging.  But I think the OP is looking for ways to drag divs into position. For example, you can't  click and drag the 3-boxes in this demo.

    http://alt-web.com/DEMOS/3-CSS-boxes.shtml

     

    But you can click and drag these boxes because they're in APDivs.

    http://alt-web.com/DEMOS/Show-Hide-Layers.html

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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    Jun 16, 2013 10:58 AM   in reply to Nancy O.

    Thanks for the info, As useful feature disappear, I'm glad this is still there.

     
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    Jun 17, 2013 8:05 AM   in reply to handy1912

    I will repeat that it clearly says in the missing handbook by a Mc someone or other that you can move pictures and text in this way.

     

    You can certainly move images this way, but where are you seeing that you can reposition text this way - I assume you are referring to Dreamweaver: The Missing Manual by David McFarland? If you could please give me a specific reference so that I can find that content that would help.

     
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    Jun 17, 2013 9:28 AM   in reply to handy1912

    You should be able to highlight text and other elements and then drag and drop them into other places. I know that I've run into the same problem in previous versions of Dreamweaver but I have no idea what caused it to finally work correctly. So, you're not insane and you can do it as I do this all the time. You can also see it here, http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=767326&seqNum=3

     
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    Jun 17, 2013 4:16 PM   in reply to handy1912

    Hello Nancy O, Finally I have my video working beautifully but in IE8 the footer colour is brought right up beneath my video.

    Glad you got the video working.  The other problem could be margin collapse.  This sometimes happens with floated elements.

     

    Try using CSS overflow:hidden on your parent container (the one that holds your floated elements).

     

    This article explains what it does and why it works so well at float containment.

    http://colinaarts.com/articles/the-magic-of-overflow-hidden/

     

     

     

    Nancy O.

     
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