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The select parent tag function in dreamweaver is not working for me even if I use shortcut code

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Feb 27, 2020

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The select parent tag function in dreamweaver is not working for me even if I use shortcut code. I've spent quite a bit of time going through all of the preferences and reading articles on changing colors for coding etc. So 3 hours later, here I am begging for help. Without the ability to see where my Divs open and close, I can't troubleshoot my page. I think this is a tech support issue, but is there no way to contact Adobe tech support? I sure couldn't find one. Their links are circular and just bring you to the same 3 pages over and over. 

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The select parent tag function in dreamweaver is not working for me even if I use shortcut code

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The select parent tag function in dreamweaver is not working for me even if I use shortcut code. I've spent quite a bit of time going through all of the preferences and reading articles on changing colors for coding etc. So 3 hours later, here I am begging for help. Without the ability to see where my Divs open and close, I can't troubleshoot my page. I think this is a tech support issue, but is there no way to contact Adobe tech support? I sure couldn't find one. Their links are circular and just bring you to the same 3 pages over and over. 

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Feb 27, 2020

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Which version of DW and which operating system?

 

For questions about product usage, these user-to-user forums really are your best resource 24/7.   Questions are usually resolved in a couple of hours, not days or weeks as is sometimes the case with tech support.

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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Feb 27, 2020

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I have no trouble selecting parent tag from the Common Toolbar.

It works for me even with a document containing minor code errors.  See screenshot.

 

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Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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Feb 29, 2020

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Hi Nancy,

Thanks for responding. After a couple of relaunches, it is now working the way it should - selecting the open and close tags with everything in between. It just wasn't working before.

 

The other thing that troubles me is - Dreamweaver used to highlight the opposite tag. For example, when clicking on <div>, you could scroll down and find that </div> was also highlighted. And vice versa. My DW doesn't do that anymore. I'm using the latest version of DW CC. All of my apps auto update.

 

Thanks,

Rosemary

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Feb 29, 2020

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 I'm using a Brackets theme called RubyBlue from Github.  When I click inside a <p> tag for example, the matching </p> tag is also highlighted as shown in this screenshot.

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If matching tag highlighting is not working, try a different code theme from Preferences > Interface.

 

When all else fails, Restore Preferences.

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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Mar 02, 2020

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Got it. Thank you, Nancy. I'll try that. 

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Mar 09, 2020

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Nancy - or anyone who can help, I have tried every theme in DW and I also reset the preferences to default and I STILL don't have matching tag highlighting. I'm pretty ticked off that I pay for DW - and yet I have to use their free version Brackets instead? That's just not right.

 

Does anyone know how to reach Adobe Tech Support? I clicked around in circles for a half hour and just kept being re-routed to the community page. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 09, 2020

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Is your code valid?

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

 

Matching tag highlighting, among many other DW functions, can break if you have code errors.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 09, 2020

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Does matching tag highlighting work with a new document?

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
</head>

<body>
<h2>Heading 3</h2>
<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Id veritatis, odio, eligendi, aperiam quaerat distinctio vero dignissimos dolore eos hic repellendus nostrum, dicta earum nemo? Totam provident maiores cum voluptate.</p>
</body>
</html>

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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