View Full Version : template won't save properly as html

04-13-2011, 09:57 PM

I haven't created a new page from a template in a while... As soon as I created the new page, I saved it as an html file with a new name in the directory where it will reside.

The problem is, when I want to save my work in progress, I get a prompt to save as template. So I have to go up to >File, >Save as, and re-save my existing document.

I tried closing DW and re-opening it, but it made no difference.

What's going on here?

04-13-2011, 10:51 PM
Sounds like you created the new .html page by trying to Save As… from the template. That doesn't work. To create a new page from a template, choose menu: File>New… Then choose Page From Template from the items on the left of the New Document dialog, make sure your site is selected in the Site list, choose your template and click the create button.

04-14-2011, 12:00 AM
Ah. Yes. I do believe I actually opened the template instead of creating a new page based on the template, now that you mention it... There was a bit of a problem with the location of the template directory, which somehow got moved out of the root directory.

I'll start over in the morning, and copy my work into a properly-created page.


04-14-2011, 03:24 PM
Right on target DWcourse! Thanks much!