I use XP Pro
I renamed the configuration folder configuration.old but that didn't help. Design View is still dead. Everything else is fine. I do most everything in code but I like the design view for identifying code fast (especially when I'm tired!) I really miss it.
Any other ideas? Should I call Adobe?
Just fishing here, but
Is this checked? Edit > Preferences… > File Types / Editors > Open in code view
I don't see that checkbox. Is it supposed to be on CS5?
However, I have a trial version on my laptop right now and have comparred the edit>peferences>File Types / Editors page and both pages are the same except the full version on my pc has the path to the fireworks program and the laptop doesn't (cause I only installed the Dreamweaver trial on it).
Any other ideas to bring design view to life?
Sorry to report that I only use MX2004, so I can't tell you precisely where that setting is in CS5.
Just attempting to rule out a possible setting which would display HTM files in code view only.
Hoping you find a solution soon.
How is your "live" view?
I'll try anything.
Live view actually works perfectly, it's just Design View that is dead. I should probably contact Adobe, I just thought I'd give the forums a shot first.
Can you post a screenshot of what you see in Design View?
Are you editing HTML files? .htm or .html extension
I was just getting ready to do a screenshot and noticed something like a window blind over the design view of the screen. I put my mouse at the bottom and drug the pannel up and my wonderful design view was underneath. I don't really understand it, except everything is normal.
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to help me out. It is good to know there are people like you guys who are out there to bail out guys like me. I hope I can return the favor sometime, I just wish I understood what happened with my issue. Anyway, It is fixed now.
I am having the very same problem but mine still isn't working. Live view is great, code view is fine, i go to design view and I just can't figure out why it wont display. Other files I have opened are working in design view except for this one page. And I'm just baffled as to why or what it is. I went looking through the code (which is there is a lot of) and I just can't figure it out. It's my work site, and I've even had my co-worker look at it and she couldn't figure it out either. All it shows is the little icons for script and what not.
I read you post, and now I wondering If you could help me with my problem.
I also recently purchased CS5 web premium and are having problems with the Preview option.
If you are using a local server for testing purposes, could you please read my posts on this forum:
Have a problem with preview CS5
(it's posted just above your own post)
Many thanks in advance,