It is grayed out because you don't have an open page. You should open a blank page by doing this:
File >> New
Select a blank page and everything will start working.
You can also select various templates as well.
It would be best to read some of DW's Help documents before doing any work with DW. Otherwise, you will work while in a brain fog of confusion.
Ok feeling like a real rookie! Thank u so much for your response.