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Apr 01, 2017

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Why is it while using Dreamweaver 2017 that when editing pages sometimes between 2-30 in dreamweaver the code view will randomly be a blank grey block with no code inside even though there is code and design view shows there's stuff? I've tried reinstalling it completely to trying it on a brand new mac book ( literally days old ) and this issue STILL happens. The Os is Sierra 10.12.3 if that helps.

I checked with the team and they have logged a bug for this issue to be fixed in a future update. Stay tuned. Apologize for the frustration until the fix is released.

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Preran

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Code View Blank in DW 2017

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Why is it while using Dreamweaver 2017 that when editing pages sometimes between 2-30 in dreamweaver the code view will randomly be a blank grey block with no code inside even though there is code and design view shows there's stuff? I've tried reinstalling it completely to trying it on a brand new mac book ( literally days old ) and this issue STILL happens. The Os is Sierra 10.12.3 if that helps.

I checked with the team and they have logged a bug for this issue to be fixed in a future update. Stay tuned. Apologize for the frustration until the fix is released.

Thanks,

Preran

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It happens once in a while for me too on Win10.  

Usually, switching views a couple of times will bring it back,

Or try opening your Code Inspector  (Win F10).

Also, run validation to check your code for errors.

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Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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Yeah I tried switching views like you said, but it doesn't fix anything. When trying to do a find/replace all when the code view is blank on a couple pages the replace function doesn't happen on those pages either which is a huge pain in the ass. The only solution i've found is to downgrade back to 2015. How anyone could accept this type of bug from running rampant is beyond me.

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Apr 04, 2017

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Since it seems pretty repeatable for you, make sure to report the issue under DW's Help > Report Bug/Feature Request.

The more people that report a given bug, the higher on the list of fixes it will go (at least, that's what we're told).

I've had it happen once or twice, closing and reopening the file fixed it for me.

However I couldn't replicate it so never reported it.

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I did report this bug some months ago, (Bug No - DWBETA-4150314).

However, as you have noticed, it does not happen with any particular code, and even worse it is very random in happening. The team is aware of it though, and if you can find any particular cause for this they would like to know As trying to fix something that has no apparent reason for happening, and does not even happen with the same code/page consistently, is the proverbial, 'like looking for a needle in a haystack'.

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May 08, 2017

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I have this same issue; very frustrating.

While just switching between various Code/Split views doesn't usually work for me, what does work is going to View > Live Code. The code appears, and then remains visible even after you turn Live Code off.

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May 08, 2017 1
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May 08, 2017

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Apologize for the inconvenience. I am checking with the team about the latest status of this issue.

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I checked with the team and they have logged a bug for this issue to be fixed in a future update. Stay tuned. Apologize for the frustration until the fix is released.

Thanks,

Preran

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My code window is completely blank.

Just downloaded DW CC 17 this a.m. Was viewing a file I made in DW CS3 just last week. Thank goodness that Design view still works!

Tried: switching views, closing & reopening

Really looking forward to that update!

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Update: Just happened again. The blank code window apparently saves with the file!

Tried Window > Results > Validation and it came up with a little window, that was also blank. So I'm guessing that didn't work.

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So this bug was reported over 8 months ago and is still an ongoing issue....? Where is the fix?

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I just updated to DW 2018 and it is happening to me. Therefore I am unable to editing any of my code in code view.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 09, 2017

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You have code errors denoted by the red X.  And errors make DW dizzy.

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New Here ,
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Hi,

Thanks for the feedback. If you were referring to my post above...I cannot see my code, that is the problem. So I do not understand the "errors in my code" portion of your response.

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DjJ

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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I can see part of a red X under your document which denotes code errors.

Run the Validation Checker for details. See screenshot.

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If your document contains a lot of critical code errors, you might need to use another editor to clean them up.

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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Nancy, his point is that errors in code should NOT prevent a code editor from seeing the code text. Otherwise, how would one ever correct bad or broken code? DW should be able to see any code whether it is valid or not.

I was having a similar issue, though I realized it was DW 2018 instead. I could open the code just fine in TextEdit, TextWrangler, Atom...it was just plain ole HTML. Yet, DW showed the code view blank except for numbers for line 1 and 2. It is true that code was spit out from a email signature tool used in conjunction with Exchange server and that system capitalizes HTML tags. Not correct code, but how in the world could that prevent a professional code editor from viewing it?

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You're preaching to the choir.  I stopped using DW 2018 and reverted to 2017.

However, all versions of DW get cranky when the code contains a lot of critical errors.  My guess without seeing the code is there is something really wrong in the document's <head> that  DW cannot reconcile.

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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I have the same problem. Sometimes works properly when Dreamweaver is newly launched, but a lot of the time none of the ways of viewing code work and I have to use a text editor instead.

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I have the same issue with the newest build of DW 18.  So frustrating!  And very random.  How could this not be fixed yet?

Usually closing dreamweaver and restarting will solve the issue.  A 15 minute process, it is so slow to close and reopen.

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Personally, I use CC2015 due to all of the glitches and inconsistencies in the more recent versions. It's easy enough to have them both installed, and hopefully, in the next update, they'll fix the issue and I can start using newer features in CC2018.

If not, CC2015 does everything I need and won't be updated further, so should continue to work for a good long while.

Make sure to add your voice to the bug report forum and drop back to a usable version of the program until it's fixed.

As a paid subscriber, you have access to every full version release all the way back to CS6 Cloud. All versions can be installed on the same machines at the same time under a single subscription, they just won't run concurrently.

1. Open the CC Desktop App
2. Click the Apps tab
3. Click the small triangle next to DW's button
4. Click Other Versions
5. Click the version you want and install

In the future, be sure to click the Advanced Options link in the installer dialogue window so you can turn off the "Remove Older Versions" checkbox. That will allow you to keep your older, functional version while testing the latest releases to make sure bugs and/or removed features don't interrupt your workflow.

Unfortunately, it appears that Updates don't always equal Upgrades with the subscription service.

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Really Adobe do you care at all? Please fix the current bugs before adding more features. Your programs use to be so reliable this doesn't seem to matter to you as much now. Please consider how much this impacts your users. This stuff makes it so hard to work.

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