3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 7, 2010 4:37 AM by hans-g.

    Changing text and text color in DW CS5


      I just upgraded from an older version of Dreamweaver and am having some trouble adjusting to the changes.


      When I open an existing HTML file to edit, I used to just highlight text then below in the property inspector I could change the font

      and color. It was that simple.


      In the new DW I highlight the text and there is no properties for the text at the bottom. I may have DW in the wrong mode if that means

      anything since it seems to be trying to do CSS. When I highlight and go to FORMAT at the top, the COLOR it lets me choose the color

      as it did in the older DW but then the problem starts, then I get this "NEW CSS RULE" box that pops up.


      Any suggestions what I'm doing wrong or how this simple change of color or text now differs?


      Thank you

        • 1. Re: Changing text and text color in DW CS5
          hans-g. Mythic



          I had the same problems with the changeover, actually it is quite simple (step by step from my German DW):


          When you change a font or a font color this window opens and you can set your options here:



          Now you can use/match your new css rule "TextRe20px":



          It's seen here:



          ... and here a little example for you:



          <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
          <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
          <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
          <title>New Color aso</title>
          <style type="text/css">

          .TextRed20px {
          color: #F00;
          font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;
          font-size: 24px;



          <body class="TextRed20px">
          Here is my new text.



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          • 2. Re: Changing text and text color in DW CS5
            derkJohnson Newcomer

            Vielen Dank, do I need to do this every time I change something?


            Again Vielen Dank fur deinen antwort.....

            • 3. Re: Changing text and text color in DW CS5
              hans-g. Mythic

              Gruess Dich,


              short answer, yes you should for a new css-rule, normally.There are some other ways, one of them I'll show you when you want to change an existing rule. Look here:




              Clicking ENTER after a semicolon DW opens this menu. Now you are free to choose from, there are plenty of choices, what means you/we have to deal with their different impacts.


              Of course you can also open the CSS-style window (translated from German DW: window > CSS-style (Shift + F11).




              P.S. (OT)Nice to see German words. Ich würde mich natürlich sehr freuen, wenn ich Dir mit meiner kleinen Erläuterung helfen konnte.