Using an external HTML editor with Dreamweaver
You can start an external HTML or text editor from Dreamweaver to edit the source code for the current document and then switch back to Dreamweaver to continue editing graphically. Dreamweaver detects any changes that have been saved to the document externally and prompts you to reload the document upon returning.
You can use the following integrated HTML editors: Macromedia HomeSite (Windows only) or BBEdit (Macintosh only). You can also use any other text editor, such as Notepad, WordPad, TextPad, TextEdit, SimpleText, vi, or emacs.
This section covers the following topics:
- Using an integrated HTML editor
- Setting file type and external editor preferences