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Locked out of editing when in Design Mode

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Mar 23, 2019

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I currently I currently cannot edit in Design mode. The cursor is a circle with a line through it everywhere I tried to get to in the site. It seems like I am in some kind of mode that I need to get out of. Does anybody have any suggestions?

Observations I hope will help:


1. It shows an * at the end of the file name.
2.  Even when the cursor looks like I could possibly edit, as soon as I click on anything it changes to the circle with a line through it

and the entire site looks like it is now inaccessible.

3. I can edit in Live mode.

4. Dreamweaver 2018

5. Even when I tried to re-create the page, the same issue occurs. (Same file name)

6. I have other files where I can access Design mode.

Thanks for the help!

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Locked out of editing when in Design Mode

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Mar 23, 2019

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I currently I currently cannot edit in Design mode. The cursor is a circle with a line through it everywhere I tried to get to in the site. It seems like I am in some kind of mode that I need to get out of. Does anybody have any suggestions?

Observations I hope will help:


1. It shows an * at the end of the file name.
2.  Even when the cursor looks like I could possibly edit, as soon as I click on anything it changes to the circle with a line through it

and the entire site looks like it is now inaccessible.

3. I can edit in Live mode.

4. Dreamweaver 2018

5. Even when I tried to re-create the page, the same issue occurs. (Same file name)

6. I have other files where I can access Design mode.

Thanks for the help!

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Mar 24, 2019

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A screenshot of your workspace might help us understand more.  

Are you working with a template child page by any chance?  Template child pages are only editable within certain defined regions.  Everything outside those regions are grayed or locked.  See example.

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
Alt-Web Design & Publishing

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Mar 24, 2019

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Hi,

Thanks for trying to help.

It is a child of a template, but it is also definitely in an editable area. In fact, I am locked out of the entire site when I am in design mode.

I also added screenshots as you suggested. Hopefully this provides more clues.

Thank you,

Jose

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Mar 24, 2019

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Are you trying to edit CSS styles or HTML content?

CSS should be editable from the Template.dwt file or the stylesheet.css file, not the child pages.

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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I need to add content to the tables in the sidebars. The sidebars I will do in live mode, so no issue with those. The table will work better in design mode, which is why I want to unlock the file.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Show us the code from your Template.dwt file and the problem child page.  A link to the online pages would be best.  A less convenient 2nd option is to copy and paste code from both documents into  a forum reply. 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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