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Template Issue: areas outside of editable regions are not grayed out and are editable

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Recently this issue has emerged. I have a template with some editable regions. The non-editable regions are the header, footer, etc. But whether it's existing pages based on this template or new pages created from this template, the non-editable regions are editable and not grayed out like they used to be. 

 

The pages are still connected to the template because when I update the template, the pages also update to reflect the change.

 

I didn't have this problem before. 

 

What I've tried:

* Updated to most recent Dreamweaver

* Restarted Dreamweaver and the computer

* Created a new page and made sure the box is checked that links it to the template when it's updated

 

Nothing is fixing it. Ideas? Is it a bug? 

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I discovered what's wrong. But I don't have a solution yet. When I store the site files on onedrive, I have the issue. When I move the site to my local C: drive, the issue goes away.

 

There appears to be some permissions issue where onedrive isn't allowing Dreamweaver some access. I contacted an IT in our company to see if he can help.

 

Thanks, Jon and Nancy, for the help!

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Template Issue: areas outside of editable regions are not grayed out and are editable

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Recently this issue has emerged. I have a template with some editable regions. The non-editable regions are the header, footer, etc. But whether it's existing pages based on this template or new pages created from this template, the non-editable regions are editable and not grayed out like they used to be. 

 

The pages are still connected to the template because when I update the template, the pages also update to reflect the change.

 

I didn't have this problem before. 

 

What I've tried:

* Updated to most recent Dreamweaver

* Restarted Dreamweaver and the computer

* Created a new page and made sure the box is checked that links it to the template when it's updated

 

Nothing is fixing it. Ideas? Is it a bug? 

Correct answer by horstmannd | Community Beginner

I discovered what's wrong. But I don't have a solution yet. When I store the site files on onedrive, I have the issue. When I move the site to my local C: drive, the issue goes away.

 

There appears to be some permissions issue where onedrive isn't allowing Dreamweaver some access. I contacted an IT in our company to see if he can help.

 

Thanks, Jon and Nancy, for the help!

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Could you share the entire code of one of the Child pages made from the Template?

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Jon, I just posted an example of the issue under the response from Nancy. Thanks. 

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Open your template.dwt.

  1. Go to Tools > Templates > Check Template Syntax.
  2. Also go to Window > Results > Validation and check your document for code errors.

 

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I did both steps. A valid page based on valid template syntax still has the issue described above. Other ideas? 

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Is this unique to just one template in one site or is this repeatable with other templates?

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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I tried creating a barebones template and a document based on it. I still have the same issue. 

 

Template:

 

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="doctitle" -->
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<!-- TemplateEndEditable -->
<!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="head" -->
<!-- TemplateEndEditable -->
</head>
<body>  
<!-- TemplateBeginEditable name="content" -->content<!-- TemplateEndEditable -->
</body>
</html>

 

Page:

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en"><!-- InstanceBegin template="/Templates/temp2.dwt" codeOutsideHTMLIsLocked="false" -->
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="doctitle" -->
<title>Test</title>
<!-- InstanceEndEditable -->
<!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="head" -->
<!-- InstanceEndEditable -->
</head>
<body>  
<!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="content" -->content<!-- InstanceEndEditable -->
</body>
<!-- InstanceEnd --></html>

 

This is a screenshot of what I'm seeing on the test page. The non-editable parts are not grayed out:

temp-screenshot.PNG

 

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The code you provided works the same in both CC 2015 and CC 2020 for me. I can modify code around the <html> and </html> and within the editable regions. I do not get editable areas around the <head>, <meta> or <body></body> as shown in your screen grab.

Have you tried Restoring Preferences yet?

That might get it to start working correctly. 

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I tried that multiple times with a restart and I get the same result. I even created another barebones template and a page based off of it. Still not fixed. 

 

What's interesting is when I first create a page based off of the template, everything is grayed out. But as soon as I save it to the file system, non-editable areas are no longer grayed out and become editable. 

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I can't reproduce it on my side. 

 

Is template saved in the local site's Template's folder with a dot dwt file extension?

Are you in Design view?

CC-LiveView.jpg

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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I discovered what's wrong. But I don't have a solution yet. When I store the site files on onedrive, I have the issue. When I move the site to my local C: drive, the issue goes away.

 

There appears to be some permissions issue where onedrive isn't allowing Dreamweaver some access. I contacted an IT in our company to see if he can help.

 

Thanks, Jon and Nancy, for the help!

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Cloud storage drives like Dropbox and Onedrive won't work with DW.  

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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Not true. Actually, cloud storage DOES work with Dreamweaver... I use it daily to store one of my sites content in OneDrive, editing regularly with Dw.  

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If you say so.  Do you use Templates on OneDrive?

Cloud storage for the local site was way too slow for me.  I confess I've not tried it lately.

 

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[I do indeed... trust, I had my doubts at first. I've been very pleasantly surprised! We're 3 years in with no major issues (granted, I'm on a campus with Office365 Pro, enterprise-level security in place, etc., but no hiccups)! Test it out with a few dummy files and see if it suits your needs.]

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Anissa, that is great news. Can you confirm that when you edit a page based on a template, the non-editable regions of the page are grayed out and you cannot edit them? 

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