I am having issues with getting spell check to work for certian HTML documents. DW 20.2 build 15263
I have certain documents that, in Design view, present a blank white window. They look fine in Live mode.
When I try to spell check the documents that produce the blank white window (mindful that spell check works only in Design view) I get a dialouge box that says "Spelling check complete." The trouble is that no spelling check has taken place because none of the mispelled words in the document are flagged.
I have created a simple HTML document as a test. That document does appear appropriately in Design view and spell check will flag mis-spelled words in it as it should.
So I guess that
1) Some aspect of the code in the files that present a blank white window in Design view is breaking Design view.
2) Spell check is not working when/because Design view is broken.
I'll note that one the troublesome files makes use of Google fonts and when I select Design view I get a note that says "Web Fonts are not rendered in Design view. Please switch to Live view to preview Web Fonts", however I can create a test file that uses Google fonts that does not generate that note and for which spell check works.
I very much need spell check to work and this circumstance is rather frustrating and suprising behaviour in a application as mature as Dreamweaver. When DM says a spell check have been completed I need to be able to believe that.
Can anyone explain what might be going on and steps to remedy? What HTML code might break Design view? Any help greatfully received.
If there is missing content in Design View it could very well need a server to process the data to show, thus the information is not actually on your page, but maybe available via an include. In that case you would need to run a spellcheck on your included page and not the page doing the include.
Could you post a link to a sample page and we would be able to confirm this and show you were you should be spellchecking?
Spell check works for me. Are you working with a valid document?
When Design view goes blank, it's usually because of critical code errors above the fold.
Thanks so much for the information. Your information helped me troubleshoot the issue and now spell check works.
The problem was <!--- instead of <!--
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