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CSS in Dreamweaver
applying an ID to an element

 8:47 pm on Apr 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

Is there anyway of applying an ID to elements on a page within Dreamweaver; other then manually going into the code and adding it yourself?



 5:17 pm on Apr 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Are you talking about something other than attaching your stylesheet then using the Text>CSS styles>select element method?


 5:24 pm on Apr 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

When defining an ID within a CSS such as #topText:link (...). Once the ID has been defined, I would like to know if there is a way of applying the ID to some text other than going into the code and adding the ID attribute.


 6:47 pm on Apr 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Remember, an ID is a unique identifier, and will only have a single instance on a page.

Are you confusing ID's with .class perhaps? Since CSS classes can be applied to mupltiple elements I can understand why you might look for a shortcut... but in any event, you can still add your classes easily using DW's Tag Editor.


 7:18 pm on Apr 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

The CSS Styles Window lets you apply classes to individual elements in WYSIWYG view, if I'm understanding the question properly.


 7:34 pm on Apr 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

no. i don't think there is.

if you're looking for a way to select (for example) a <div> and make it <div id=leftnav> without editing the code, i've never found it (and i just skimmed thru the help as well).

would be pleased to hear that i'm wrong tho.


 7:44 pm on Apr 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

msampson- thats exactly what I meant. Dreamweaver lets you apply classes to any elements you wish, but as for applying an ID, it doesn't give you any method, even though your ID is properly defined in the style sheet??? (probably saving that feature for the next version)


 8:50 pm on Apr 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

You can set the ID's for divs (and I believe tables) from the properties toolbar, or right click on the tag list display at the bottom of the editing window to access the Quick Tag Editor, beyond that, or perhaps before that, you can simply edit the code by hand.

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