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Problem with Dreamweaver 2 and CSS

     
3:09 pm on Jan 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member marcia is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Dreamweaver is now opening CSS files (even on line) and the problem is that it's all running together with no line breaks. Win98 seems to no longer have the right click option to "open files with" like 95 did.

If I want to change one of my stylesheets I have to FTP to download it rather than just opening it up and saving. How can I get line breaks in DW for the CSS or manually change it so I can have those files open in Notepad?

3:17 pm on Jan 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



In My Computer you can change the automatic file type associations with:
View > Folder Options > File Types

Is that what you're asking about?

3:28 pm on Jan 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member marcia is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Yes. I get a message that css already exists as "CSSfiles" but that is no where to be found so that it can be changed.
8:30 pm on Jan 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Marcia,
You should be able to right click on any file and them select which program you want to open it with.
10:07 pm on Jan 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>> I get a message that css already exists as "CSSfiles" but that is no where to be found so that it can be changed.

On my Registered File Types list it's named "Cascading Style Sheet Documents". "CSSfiles" only shows on the Alert message.

I just recently edited that association so that CSS files open in Homesite. I had installed FrontPage for a project, and it grabbed the extension. Bad software -- behave!

4:07 am on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member marcia is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



startup, that worked in 95 (which was perfect), but isn't there in 98.

There didn't seem to be anything even related to CSS in the filetypes, but CSSFiles kept popping up whenever I tried to add css. So I added an entry for it. I actually want mine to open up in the browser from my sites so I can take a look if something needs changing.

It's still *downloading* and opening in Dreamweaver, totally useless to me. Right clicking to "open with" just does not exist.

6:46 am on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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hold down your 'shift' button while you right-click the file
6:56 am on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member marcia is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Hey sarkye, welcome back. Where have you been?

Hold down the shift while right clicking in MyComputer or WindowsExplorer. Will try. It's mainly from the web, so I can open the CSS file and make changes, then upload the revision without having to download by FTP.

Or if you notice the threads in the HTML forum discussing tables vs. CSS, I can't look at those stylesheets they're using, DW grabs them and mangles them all up.

7:11 am on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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hey Marcia, thanks for the re-welcome.

Not sure if I'm understanding your set-up correctly but hopefully this'll help:

1) In Windows Explorer (your're on Win98, right?), go to the 'View' menu and click 'Folder Options'. Select the 'File Types' tab and scroll down 'till you see 'Cascading Style Sheet Document'. Click 'Edit' and you'll see a window showing the programs currently associated with CSS files, select Dreamweaver and then click the 'Remove' button.

2) To show the 'Open With' option in your right-click menu, use Windows Explorer.

Hope that works for ya.

7:29 am on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member marcia is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



OK..there was no sign of anything to do with CSS in the filetypes, that's what is so confusing.
7:34 am on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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ok... in Windows Explorer, find a .css file and use the 'Shift'/right-click to get the 'Open With' option and click it... when that comes up, select a different program - the one you WANT to open css files with and check the box underneath where it says 'Always use this program to open this type of file'.
Click ok, then reboot.

give that a whirl and see if it works

7:58 am on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member marcia is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



All right! I completely forgot about shift/right click, not just right click. It's been over two years since I had to use it. Yep, that did it - so simple, just the shift key.

Thanks! works now and on line, too.

 

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