Selecting and editing assets

Selecting and editing assets

The Assets panel allows you to select multiple assets at once. It also provides a quick way to begin editing assets.

To select multiple assets:

  1. In the Assets panel (Window > Assets), select one of the assets.
  2. Select the other assets in one of the following ways:
    • Shift-click to select a consecutive series of assets.
    • Control-click (Windows) or Command-click (Macintosh) to add an individual asset to the selection (whether or not it’s adjacent to the existing selection). Control-click or Command-click a selected asset to deselect it.

To edit an asset:

  1. In the Assets panel (Window > Assets), do one of the following:
    • Double-click the asset.
    • Select the asset, then click the Edit button at the bottom of the panel.This is a picture of the feature being described.

    For some kinds of assets, such as images, editing the asset starts an external editing application. For colors and URLs, editing the asset lets you change the asset’s value in the Favorites list only. (You can’t edit colors and URLs in the Site list.) For templates and library items, editing the asset allows you to make changes to the asset within Dreamweaver.

  2. Change the asset as desired.
  3. When you’re done editing the asset, do one of the following:
    • If the asset is a file-based asset (anything other than a color or URL), save it (using whatever editor you used to edit it) and close it.
    • If the asset is a URL, click OK when you’re finished editing in the Edit URL dialog box.
    • If the asset is a color, the Dreamweaver color picker is dismissed automatically when you pick a color.

Related topics

  • Viewing assets in the Assets panel
  • Refreshing the Assets panel
  • Reusing assets in another site

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