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    Dreamweaver Question:

    There seem to be a large number of stalwart DW4 users on this forum. I'm using DW4 and I'm wondering how to get it to open up my '.htmlf' pages.

    With SSI, some people use .txt, I've always used .htmlf (HTML fragment). When I attempt to open any .htmlf files in DW site menu it says that no program is associated with them. When I go into preferences and under the 'open in code view' box enter htmlf, it doesn't appear to work.

    How do i open these (plain text) files in DW?

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    I juts did File>Open and it managed to open a .htmlf file no problem.

    Has anyone else managed to open this type of file in Dreamweaver?

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    Just associate the .htmlf file type with DW in windows explorer.

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    I have tried to associate the file in DW and Windows


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    Why don't you just change them to HTML of TXT files instead of messing with the htmlf file extension.


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    I built my entire page with all of the included files having a .htmlf extension. I had seen other pages use this extension and it seemed to make more sense than .txt files since I also have real .txt files in some of my directories (as files or as comments for other peopel who manage the site).

    I have hundreds of .htmlf files and can't possible change them all.

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    That sucks man, good luck.


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    Originally posted by Nicky
    I juts did File>Open and it managed to open a .htmlf file no problem.

    Has anyone else managed to open this type of file in Dreamweaver?
    File>Open works perfectly for me as well. I'd like to be able to double-click on the file in the Dreamweaver site manager and have it open in Dreamweaver's code view.

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    i don't understand what the problem is. i added .htmlf to the open in code view dialog, then double clicked on a .htmlf file i had kicking around. at this point there was no association so i got asked what program to open the file type with. i picked dreamweaver and all was well. i can now just double click the .htmlf files and dreamweaver will open it up, no problem. htmlf is now a registered file type to dreamweaver. i got no errors at all during this quick experiment.
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    Originally posted by welded
    i don't understand what the problem is. i added .htmlf to the open in code view dialog, then double clicked on a .htmlf file i had kicking around. at this point there was no association so i got asked what program to open the file type with. i picked dreamweaver and all was well. i can now just double click the .htmlf files and dreamweaver will open it up, no problem. htmlf is now a registered file type to dreamweaver. i got no errors at all during this quick experiment.
    Did you double-click on the file in Windows explorer or in Dreamweaver's Site manager? I want to open the files from DW's site manager.

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    ah, site manager. i will try that
    *30 seconds later*
    yes, that works as well.
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    Use edit>preferences>file types/editors. Add .htmlf and make Dreamweaver it's primary editor. This should work pretty well. It worked for php files.


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