Setting Invisible Elements preferences

Setting Invisible Elements preferences

Use Invisible Elements preferences to specify which kinds of elements will be visible when you select View > Visual Aids > Invisible Elements.

To change Invisible Elements preferences:

  • Select which elements should be made visible, then click OK.

These are the invisible elements whose markers you can show or hide:

Named Anchors displays an icon that marks the location of each named anchor (a name = "") in the document.

Scripts displays an icon that marks the location of JavaScript or VBScript code in the body of the document. Select the icon to edit the script in the Property inspector or to link to an external script file.

Comments displays an icon that marks the location of HTML comments. Select the icon to see the comment in the Property inspector.

Line Breaks displays an icon that marks the location of each line break (BR). This option is deselected by default.

Client-Side Image Maps displays an icon marking the location of each client-side image map in the document.

Embedded Styles displays an icon showing the location of CSS styles embedded in the body section of the document. If CSS styles are placed in the head section of a document, they do not appear in the Document window.

Hidden Form Fields displays an icon that marks the location of form fields that have the type attribute set to "hidden".

Form Delimiter displays a border around a form so you can see where to insert form elements. The border shows the extent of the form tag, so any form elements inside that border are properly enclosed in form tags.

Anchor Points for Layers displays an icon that marks the location of code defining a layer. The layer itself can be anywhere on the page. (Layers are not invisible elements; only the code defining the layer is invisible.) Select the icon to select the layer; you can then see the contents of the layer even if the layer is marked as hidden.

Anchor Points for Aligned Elements displays an icon showing the location of HTML code for elements that accept the align attribute. These include images, tables, ActiveX objects, plug-ins, and applets. In some cases, the code for the element may be separated from the visible object.

Visual Server Markup Tags and NonVisual Server Markup Tags display the location of server markup tags (such as Active Server Pages tags and ColdFusion tags) whose content cannot be displayed in the Document window.

Related topics

  • Showing and hiding invisible elements

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