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Changing uneditable to editable

Feb 3, 2009 5:51 PM

I'm new to DWCS4 from GL, and learning template use. But I am having a bit of trouble with some locked code that was taken from a child (where it was accurate) and dropped into a template. However, I'd like to be able to add another region to it and I cannot use the +/- icons in the repeat region tab (this works off and on, I'm not sure if it's me or something else). So I'd simply like to unlock it all.

Question is: Is there a command I can use just for a region to convert it back to editable from uneditable? All the support help I read is about converting from editable to uneditable.

Below is a copy of the code I'm using. Thanks!
 
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    Feb 4, 2009 4:07 AM   in reply to Dave_Breck
    This is confusing.

    First - a region is made editable in a Template file by virtue of being
    between <!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="foo" --> and <!--
    TemplateEndEditable -->. All *other* content will be Non-Editable. So,
    whatever is not within editable markup is non-editable by default. You
    would convert content from editable to non-editable by simply removing the
    Editable Region markup.

    Second - is the markup you show below something you are putting into your
    TEMPLATE page? That's improper since it's not Template markup - it's child
    page markup (note the use of "Instance" rather than "Template" in the
    markup).

    You'd better actually show us the page in question by uploading it somewhere
    and posting a link to it.

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    "Dave_Breck" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
    news:gmasb0$g4k$1@forums.macromedia.com...
    > I'm new to DWCS4 from GL, and learning template use. But I am having a bit
    > of
    > trouble with some locked code that was taken from a child (where it was
    > accurate) and dropped into a template. However, I'd like to be able to add
    > another region to it and I cannot use the +/- icons in the repeat region
    > tab
    > (this works off and on, I'm not sure if it's me or something else). So I'd
    > simply like to unlock it all.
    >
    > Question is: Is there a command I can use just for a region to convert it
    > back
    > to editable from uneditable? All the support help I read is about
    > converting
    > from editable to uneditable.
    >
    > Below is a copy of the code I'm using. Thanks!
    >
    > <ul>
    > <!-- InstanceBeginRepeat name="sponsors name list" --><!--
    > InstanceBeginRepeatEntry --><li><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="sponsor
    > name"
    > --><a href=" http://www.mountainbike.com">Mountain Bike Magazine</a><!--
    > InstanceEndEditable --></li><!-- InstanceEndRepeatEntry --><!--
    > InstanceBeginRepeatEntry --><li><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="sponsor
    > name"
    > --><!-- InstanceEndEditable --></li><!-- InstanceEndRepeatEntry --><!--
    > InstanceBeginRepeatEntry --><li><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="sponsor
    > name"
    > --><a href=" http://www.squirtlube.com">Squirt Lube</a><!--
    > InstanceEndEditable
    > --></li><!-- InstanceEndRepeatEntry --><!-- InstanceBeginRepeatEntry
    > --><li><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="sponsor name" --><a
    > href=" http://www.foxracingshox.com/">Fox Racing Shox</a><!--
    > InstanceEndEditable --></li><!-- InstanceEndRepeatEntry --><!--
    > InstanceBeginRepeatEntry --><li><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="sponsor
    > name"
    > --><a href=" http://www.alpineer.com">The Alpineer Outdoor Gear</a><!--
    > InstanceEndEditable --></li><!-- InstanceEndRepeatEntry --><!--
    > InstanceBeginRepeatEntry --><li><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="sponsor
    > name"
    > --><a href=" http://www.fizik.it">Fizik High Performance Saddles</a><!--
    > InstanceEndEditable --></li><!-- InstanceEndRepeatEntry --><!--
    > InstanceBeginRepeatEntry --><li><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="sponsor
    > name"
    > --><a href=" http://www.ergon-bike.com/">Ergon Bike Ergonomics</a><!--
    > InstanceEndEditable --></li><!-- InstanceEndRepeatEntry --><!--
    > InstanceBeginRepeatEntry -->
    > <li><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="sponsor name" --><!--
    > InstanceEndEditable --></li><!-- InstanceEndRepeatEntry --><!--
    > InstanceBeginRepeatEntry -->
    > <li><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="sponsor name" --><a
    > href=" http://www.greatwesternlodging.com">Great Western Lodging</a><!--
    > InstanceEndEditable --></li><!-- InstanceEndRepeatEntry --><!--
    > InstanceBeginRepeatEntry -->
    > <li><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="sponsor name" -->WTB<!--
    > InstanceEndEditable --></li><!-- InstanceEndRepeatEntry --><!--
    > InstanceBeginRepeatEntry -->
    > <li><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="sponsor name" -->Marmot<!--
    > InstanceEndEditable --></li><!-- InstanceEndRepeatEntry --><!--
    > InstanceBeginRepeatEntry -->
    > <li><!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="sponsor name" -->Kuhl USA<!--
    > InstanceEndEditable --></li><!-- InstanceEndRepeatEntry --><!--
    > InstanceEndRepeat -->
    > </ul>
    > </div></div>
    > <!-- sponsors holder start -->
    > <!-- footer start -->
    > <div id="footer">
    > <ul>
    > <!-- TemplateBeginRepeat name="footer navigation" -->
    > <li><!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="footer item" --><a href="#">footer
    > item</a><!-- TemplateEndEditable --></li>
    > <!-- TemplateEndRepeat -->
    > </ul>
    >

     
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    Feb 5, 2009 1:47 PM   in reply to Dave_Breck
    I'm facing something similar. I'm editing a site made by a web developer using templates. When I go to the index.asp page and try to make edits, I'm severely limited to where I can make those edits. I'm familiar w/ Dreamweaver and editable regions and how they work in the mark-up. My question is that I want to make a previously uneditable region now editable to make changes to links and so forth. In the source view, this code is grayed out and cannot be manipulated. Is there a way to make that code once again editable w/o having to go and edit templates. I'm almost considering copying the code to a text-editor, then wiping out the editable region tags and copying it back over the existing source code of this page... or saving it as a whole new page all together to write over the current page on the server. However, as I did not create the site in question, I'm fearful I may totally F something up, so I'm hesitant to do so just yet. Is there an easier way? Somewhere this can be turned off within dreamweaver? Like an override for these pages? The previous web developer was charging the organization I work for $500 to do simple source code changes that took all of 5 minutes, so they want me to make these changes... but I'm locked out by these editable region tags.
     
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    Feb 6, 2009 4:46 AM   in reply to Dave_Breck
    > Is there a way to make that code once again editable w/o having to
    > go and edit templates.

    Practically? No.

    > I'm fearful I may totally F something up

    Yes - you will doing it any other way than the proper way, and that is to
    edit the parent Template.

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    "thought-well" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
    news:gmfmqf$kr5$1@forums.macromedia.com...
    > I'm facing something similar. I'm editing a site made by a web developer
    > using
    > templates. When I go to the index.asp page and try to make edits, I'm
    > severely
    > limited to where I can make those edits. I'm familiar w/ Dreamweaver and
    > editable regions and how they work in the mark-up. My question is that I
    > want
    > to make a previously uneditable region now editable to make changes to
    > links
    > and so forth. In the source view, this code is grayed out and cannot be
    > manipulated. Is there a way to make that code once again editable w/o
    > having to
    > go and edit templates. I'm almost considering copying the code to a
    > text-editor, then wiping out the editable region tags and copying it back
    > over
    > the existing source code of this page... or saving it as a whole new page
    > all
    > together to write over the current page on the server. However, as I did
    > not
    > create the site in question, I'm fearful I may totally F something up, so
    > I'm
    > hesitant to do so just yet. Is there an easier way? Somewhere this can be
    > turned off within dreamweaver? Like an override for these pages? The
    > previous
    > web developer was charging the organization I work for $500 to do simple
    > source
    > code changes that took all of 5 minutes, so they want me to make these
    > changes... but I'm locked out by these editable region tags.
    >

     
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