Working with Design Notes

Working with Design Notes

After you associate a Design Note with a file (see Associating Design Notes with files), you can open the Design Note, change its status, or delete it.

To open Design Notes associated with a file, do one of the following:

  • Open the file in the Document window, then select File > Design Notes.
  • In the Files panel, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Macintosh) the file, then select Design Notes.
  • In the Notes column of the Files panel, double-click the yellow Design Notes icon.

To assign a custom Design Notes status:

  1. Open Design Notes for a file or object (see the previous procedure).
  2. Click the All Info tab.
  3. Click the Plus (+) button.
  4. In the Name field, enter the word status.
  5. In the Value field, enter the status.

    If a status value already existed, it’s replaced with the new one.

  6. Click the Basic Info tab and note that the new status value appears in the Status pop-up menu.

To delete unassociated Design Notes from your site:

  1. Select Site > Manage Sites.

    The Manage Sites dialog box appears.

  2. Select the site, then click Edit.

    The Site Definition dialog box appears.

  3. Select Design Notes from the category list on the left.
  4. Click the Clean Up button.

    Dreamweaver prompts you to verify that it should delete any Design Notes that are no longer associated with a file in your site.

    If you use Dreamweaver to delete a file that has an associated Design Notes file, Dreamweaver deletes the Design Notes file too; so usually orphan Design Notes files occur only if you delete or rename a file outside of Dreamweaver.

Related topics

  • About Design Notes
  • Enabling and disabling Design Notes for a site

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