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Design View in Dreamweaver - best display (setting question)

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Mar 23, 2018

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I recently had a crash on my computer and re-installed Dreamweaver (fresh install) on my new computer.
I feel like it has been forever and I can't seem to remember if there is a specific setting for this...

So now that I have a fresh install on a new computer that has never had the CS software on it, whenever I open up Dreamweaver, the Design View does NOT look like a true WYSIWYG! ... can anyone quickly help me find the setting or whatever I am missing?  Yes, I am desperate!

Below is an example of what my .html files look like whenever I open them:

dreamweaverHelp.jpg

and my right side panel just in case for reference:

dreamweaverHelp2.jpg

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Correct answer by Nancy OShea | Adobe Community Professional

As I said before, your CSS is not displaying.  

Are you in a defined local site folder?

Can you show us your code?

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Design View in Dreamweaver - best display (setting question)

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Mar 23, 2018

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I recently had a crash on my computer and re-installed Dreamweaver (fresh install) on my new computer.
I feel like it has been forever and I can't seem to remember if there is a specific setting for this...

So now that I have a fresh install on a new computer that has never had the CS software on it, whenever I open up Dreamweaver, the Design View does NOT look like a true WYSIWYG! ... can anyone quickly help me find the setting or whatever I am missing?  Yes, I am desperate!

Below is an example of what my .html files look like whenever I open them:

dreamweaverHelp.jpg

and my right side panel just in case for reference:

dreamweaverHelp2.jpg

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Correct answer by Nancy OShea | Adobe Community Professional

As I said before, your CSS is not displaying.  

Are you in a defined local site folder?

Can you show us your code?

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Mar 24, 2018

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Which OS & version of DW do you have?

It looks like an unstyled document.  So the link to CSS is probably broken.

Did you validate code & fix reported errors?

CSS - http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

HTML - http://validator.w3.org/

HTML5 - https://validator.w3.org/nu/

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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I have CS6 version 12.0.  I had to do a fresh install on a brand new computer, since hardware on my last computer went bad.  So essentially right out of install, I can't get it to look like I did when I had it on my old computer - true WYSIWYG in Design View.
I imagine it is a setting that I need to fix?

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Apr 03, 2018

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Click on Live view.  What do you see?

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Nothing... it really doesn't change the view.  It still looks non-wysiwyg. 

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Apr 03, 2018

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As I said before, your CSS is not displaying.  

Are you in a defined local site folder?

Can you show us your code?

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
Alt-Web.com

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Omg!  ... that's all it was!  Evidentally, I didn't copy over my CSS folder to my hard drive when I did the restore.  So I just now downloaded from the remote server and it is working like it should (WYSIWYG).  For some reason, I was thinking it was my preferences settings or something like that.  Nope, it was simple.  Thanks!

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Hi,

Thanks for reporting.

Could you please share the crash logs with us so that we can look into it.

Thanks

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