Can you post a screenshot of what you are seeing?
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.
Clossing applications and restarting my computer has not helped. I was considering uninstalling and reinstalling DW. What do you think?
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:
- I select a region in code (not in design view).
- Go to Insert>Template Objects>Editable Region
- Give it a name that makes sense
- Click "OK."
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.
Thank you, but this is what wasn't working.
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>
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OK. So your particular installation of DW is not working correctly.
See Deleting Corrupted Cache / Personal Configuration Folder in DW