Problem modifying text in live view

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Nov 07, 2020 Nov 07, 2020

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I find that there are problems with modifying text in the live view with Dreamweaver CC 2020. I did not have these problems with Dreamweaver Creative Suite.

 

1. If I select some text in the live view that is inside a <p> tag, I can delete it, but often I cannot insert new text.

2. If I select all the text inside a <p> tag, I can delete it, but I can't get rid of the paragraph, i.e. the tag remains. I must go into the code view to delete the <p> tag.

3. If I select all the text spanning multiple <p> tags, I can't delete it.

 

This is frustrating because it makes the live view worthless from an editing point of view. How can I remedy the problem?

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 07, 2020 Nov 07, 2020

DW CC is nothing like Creative Suite.  Suggest you upgrade to the latest version which is 2021 (October release). 

 

Click in the Live view panel until you see a gold box around the paragraph you wish to edit. See screenshot.

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In Live view, use Ctrl/Cmd+S often to save and F5 to refresh.

 

Or switch to Design View which is faster for quick edits but not necessarily reliable at rendering advanced CSS layouts.  

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DW CC is nothing like Creative Suite.  Suggest you upgrade to the latest version which is 2021 (October release). 

 

Click in the Live view panel until you see a gold box around the paragraph you wish to edit. See screenshot.

image.png

 

In Live view, use Ctrl/Cmd+S often to save and F5 to refresh.

 

Or switch to Design View which is faster for quick edits but not necessarily reliable at rendering advanced CSS layouts.  

Document ToolbarDocument Toolbar

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Thank you for your reply. Switching to Design View solved the problem.

 

FYI, my references to the Creative Suite was that I simply did not have a problem with editing in that product. I am not using it. I am using the latest version. I had referred to the 2020 version but it is the 2021 version (version 21.0). It is build 15392.

 

Thank you again.

 

Marcus

 

 

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