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  1. Dreamweaver User Guide
  2. Introduction
    1. Responsive web design basics
    2. What's new in Dreamweaver
    3. Web development using Dreamweaver - An Overview
    4. Dreamweaver / Common Questions
    5. Keyboard shortcuts
    6. Dreamweaver system requirements
    7. Feature summary
  3. Dreamweaver and Creative Cloud
    1. Synchronize Dreamweaver settings with Creative Cloud
    2. Creative Cloud Libraries in Dreamweaver
    3. Using Photoshop files in Dreamweaver
    4. Work with Adobe Animate and Dreamweaver
    5. Extract web-optimized SVG files from Libraries
  4. Dreamweaver workspaces and views
    1. The Dreamweaver workspace
    2. Optimize Dreamweaver workspace for visual development
    3. Search files based on filename or content | Mac OS
  5. Set up sites
    1. About Dreamweaver sites
    2. Set up a local version of your site
    3. Connect to a publishing server
    4. Set up a testing server
    5. Import and export Dreamweaver site settings
    6. Bring existing websites from a remote server to your local site root
    7. Accessibility features in Dreamweaver
    8. Advanced settings
    9. Set site preferences for transferring files
    10. Specify proxy server settings in Dreamweaver
    11. Synchronize Dreamweaver settings with Creative Cloud
    12. Using Git in Dreamweaver
  6. Manage files
    1. Create and open files
    2. Manage files and folders
    3. Getting and putting files to and from your server
    4. Check in and check out files
    5. Synchronize files
    6. Compare files for differences
    7. Cloak files and folders in your Dreamweaver site
    8. Enable Design Notes for Dreamweaver sites
    9. Preventing potential Gatekeeper exploit
  7. Layout and design
    1. Use visual aids for layout
    2. About using CSS to lay out your page
    3. Design responsive websites using Bootstrap
    4. Creating and using media queries in Dreamweaver
    5. Present content with tables
    6. Colors
    7. Responsive design using fluid grid layouts
    8. Extract in Dreamweaver
  8. CSS
    1. Understand Cascading Style Sheets
    2. Laying out pages using CSS Designer
    3. Using CSS preprocessors in Dreamweaver
    4. How to set CSS Style preferences in Dreamweaver
    5. Move CSS rules in Dreamweaver
    6. Convert inline CSS to a CSS rule in Dreamweaver
    7. Work with div tags
    8. Apply gradients to background
    9. Create and edit CSS3 transition effects in Dreamweaver
    10. Format code
  9. Page content and assets
    1. Set page properties
    2. Set CSS heading properties and CSS link properties
    3. Work with text
    4. Find and replace text, tags, and attributes
    5. DOM panel
    6. Edit in Live View
    7. Encoding documents in Dreamweaver
    8. Select and view elements in the Document window
    9. Set text properties in the Property inspector
    10. Spell check a web page
    11. Using horizontal rules in Dreamweaver
    12. Add and modify font combinations in Dreamweaver
    13. Work with assets
    14. Insert and update dates in Dreamweaver
    15. Create and manage favorite assets in Dreamweaver
    16. Insert and edit images in Dreamweaver
    17. Add media objects
    18. Adding videos in Dreamweaver
    19. Insert HTML5 video
    20. Insert SWF files
    21. Add audio effects
    22. Insert HTML5 audio in Dreamweaver
    23. Work with library items
    24. Using Arabic and Hebrew text in Dreamweaver
  10. Linking and navigation
    1. About linking and navigation
    2. Linking
    3. Image maps
    4. Troubleshoot links
  11. jQuery widgets and effects
    1. Use jQuery UI and mobile widgets in Dreamweaver
    2. Use jQuery effects in Dreamweaver
  12. Coding websites
    1. About coding in Dreamweaver
    2. Coding environment in Dreamweaver
    3. Set coding preferences
    4. Customize code coloring
    5. Write and edit code
    6. Code hinting and code completion
    7. Collapse and expand code
    8. Reuse code with snippets
    9. Lint code
    10. Optimize code
    11. Edit code in Design view
    12. Work with head content for pages
    13. Insert server-side includes in Dreamweaver
    14. Using tag libraries in Dreamweaver
    15. Importing custom tags into Dreamweaver
    16. Use JavaScript behaviors (general instructions)
    17. Apply built-in JavaScript behaviors
    18. About XML and XSLT
    19. Perform server-side XSL transformations in Dreamweaver
    20. Performing client-side XSL transformations in Dreamweaver
    21. Add character entities for XSLT in Dreamweaver
    22. Format code
  13. Cross-product workflows
    1. Installing and using extensions to Dreamweaver
    2. In-App updates in Dreamweaver
    3. Insert Microsoft Office documents in Dreamweaver (Windows only)
    4. Working with Fireworks and Dreamweaver
    5. Edit content in Dreamweaver sites using Contribute
    6. Dreamweaver-Business Catalyst integration
    7. Create personalized email campaigns
  14. Templates
    1. About Dreamweaver templates
    2. Recognizing templates and template-based documents
    3. Create a Dreamweaver template
    4. Create editable regions in templates
    5. Create repeating regions and tables in Dreamweaver
    6. Use optional regions in templates
    7. Define editable tag attributes in Dreamweaver
    8. How to create nested templates in Dreamweaver
    9. Edit, update, and delete templates
    10. Export and import xml content in Dreamweaver
    11. Apply or remove a template from an existing document
    12. Edit content in Dreamweaver templates
    13. Syntax rules for template tags in Dreamweaver
    14. Set highlighting preferences for template regions
    15. Benefits of using templates in Dreamweaver
  15. Mobile and multiscreen
    1. Create media queries
    2. Changing page orientation for mobile devices
    3. Create web apps for mobile devices using Dreamweaver
  16. Dynamic sites, pages and web forms
    1. Understand web applications
    2. Set up your computer for application development
    3. Troubleshoot database connections
    4. Removing connection scripts in Dreamweaver
    5. Design dynamic pages
    6. Dynamic content sources overview
    7. Define sources of dynamic content
    8. Add dynamic content to pages
    9. Changing dynamic content in Dreamweaver
    10. Display database records
    11. Provide and troubleshoot live data in Dreamweaver
    12. Add custom server behaviors in Dreamweaver
    13. Building forms using Dreamweaver
    14. Use forms to collect information from users
    15. Create and enable ColdFusion forms in Dreamweaver
    16. Create web forms
    17. Enhanced HTML5 support for form elements
    18. Develop a form using Dreamweaver
  17. Building applications visually
    1. Build master and detail pages in Dreamweaver
    2. Build search and results pages
    3. Build a record insert page
    4. Build an update record page in Dreamweaver
    5. Building record delete pages in Dreamweaver
    6. Use ASP commands to modify database in Dreamweaver
    7. Build a registration page
    8. Build a login page
    9. Build a page that only authorized users can access
    10. Securing folders in Coldfusion using Dreamweaver
    11. Using ColdFusion components in Dreamweaver
  18. Test, preview, and publish websites
    1. Preview pages
    2. Preview Dreamweaver web pages on multiple devices
    3. Test your Dreamweaver site
  19. Troubleshooting
    1. Fixed issues
    2. Known issues



Learn about the known issues and limitations in the latest release of Dreamweaver.

May 2024 release (version 21.4)

  • Sync Settings UI has been removed, and sync functionality has been discontinued.

Workaround: Use offline import and export settings functionality.

  • User Settings (Keyboard Shortcuts, Favorites in Insert panel, and Workspaces) are not migrated when Dw is updated from version 20.x to 21.x.

Workaround: Manually copy the files to migrate the User Settings. 

macOS: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Dreamweaver 2020/<locale name>/

Windows: %appdata%\Adobe\Dreamweaver 2020\<locale name>\

Within the folder mentioned in the above location, navigate to the following subfolders to copy the custom User Settings and place it in the corresponding location within Dreamweaver 2021:

Custom Settings

Copy required setting files from the subfolder

Keyboard Shortcuts

 /Configuration/Menus/Custom Sets 



Favorites in Insert Panel




  • On importing zip settings, a few settings, like Code Format entries, will not be restored after restarting Dw.

Workaround: Once you import the settings, close and re-invoke the Preferences dialog. Click the Apply button to remember the imported settings when the Dw app launches next.

June 2022 release (version 21.3)

  • Unable to connect to SHA1-based algorithms for SFTP connections.

       Workaround: Find use SFTP legacy algorithms from the config file.

  • Mac Only: Unable to drag and drop selected code in code view.

October 2021 release (version 21.2)

  • Live view goes blank when a webpage has an invalid URL in the iFrame’s src.

    Workaround: Specify correct src URL with the transfer protocols like http etc.

  • Media containers with H264/H265, VP9/VP8, .aac codecs and Flash based media files(.swf, .flv) will not be played in live view.

  • iFrame content displays blank after undo/redo workflow in live view after performing DOM panel or Live view operations like Copy/Paste, Duplicate etc.

    Work-around: Refresh live view or re-open the file.

  • Pressing Esc key does not dismiss the Live view HUDs.

    Workaround: Click outside the HUD to dismiss the pop-up.

  • Mac Only: Cannot invoke Apple menu when focus is in Code view.


    1. Quit Dreamweaver.

    2. Change the default keyboard shortcut of “Move focus to the menu bar” to something  else, containing either of  the keys Cmd/Ctrl/Option listed in the combination, setting is available under System Preferences - Keyboard - Shortcuts - Keyboard section. 

    3. Change the keyboard shortcut of “Move focus to the menu bar” back to default Ctrl+F2.

January 2021 release (version 21.1)

  • Empty dialog box appears instead of the below message when incorrect credential is provided within Configure RDS Server dialog box:

Unable to resolve host. The URL appears to be invalid.

  • In code view, the code color might not appear when the latest version of Dreamweaver is installed within updated Mac OSX 11 Big Sur.

Workaround: In the Preferences dialog, change the code view font available within Fonts tab.

  • [macOS] In live view, selected text is not wrapped in <a> tag after browsing the target page.
  • On downloading and inserting Ai files from Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries panel, SVG option is unavailable in file format options list.
  • In Code Inspector, context menu operations are applied on code view, when code view is visible.
  • [macOS 11.0] Close button to dismiss the Find and Replace dialog is not available.

Workaround: Press Esc key to dismiss the Find and Replace dialog.

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