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Forcing Dreamweaver MX not to use css

any way to do this?

     
11:46 am on Oct 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Ordinarily I am a total convert to css and would not dream of littering my HTML with font tags and other nasties. However I am regularly asked to create HTML newsletters and I find that if I create them using CSS they display badly and unpredictably in outlook.

Dreamweaver MX 'helpfully' creates a style for me if I choose pink text, for example, but I want it to do it the old fashioned way.

Is it possible to make DW go back in time, could I do it with a particular doctype for example?

If it isn't possible, can anyone suggest other tools I could use?

8:18 am on Oct 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Not sure Helen - for the very same thing I hand code the the HTML. But there might be a code re-writing setting in prefs?
12:30 pm on Oct 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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In Dreamweaver 8, if you go to Edit > Preferences > General there is a checkbox to "Use CSS instead of HTML tags". If you have this option in MX, try unchecking it :-)
4:06 pm on Oct 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Edit > Preferences > General there is a checkbox to "Use CSS instead of HTML tags"

Brilliant, there is! Thanks turbosaab :). Hopefully this should save me many hours of anguish in future!

I hand code the the HTML

I'm way too lazy to do it for these HTML newsletters. I'm usually happy to do it for templates for 'proper' websites though!

[edited by: HelenDev at 4:07 pm (utc) on Oct. 15, 2008]

 

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