Setting highlighting preferences for template regions

Setting highlighting preferences for template regions

You can use the Dreamweaver highlighting preferences to customize the highlight colors for the outlines around the editable and locked regions of a template in Design view. The editable region color appears in the template as well as in documents based on the template.

For more information about viewing templates and template-based documents in Design view, see Viewing templates in Design view and Viewing template-based documents in Design view.

To change template highlight colors:

  1. Select Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Dreamweaver > Preferences (Macintosh).

    The Preferences dialog box appears.

  2. Select Highlighting from the category list on the left.
  3. Click the Editable Regions, Nested Regions, or Locked Regions color box, then select a highlight color using the color picker (or enter the hexadecimal value for the highlight color in the text box).

    For information about using the color picker, see Working with colors.

  4. (Optional) Repeat the process for other template region types, as necessary.
  5. Click the Show option to enable or disable displaying colors in the Document window.
  6. Click OK.

To view highlight colors in the Document window:

  • Select View > Visual Aids > Invisible Elements.

    Highlight colors appear in the document window only when View > Visual Aids > Invisible Elements is enabled and the appropriate options are enabled in Highlighting preferences.

Related topics

  • Customizing code coloring preferences for a template

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