"In terms of the html editor workflow, in the new version you can edit the field settings and set the field type to html editor and it should create the html editor for you in the wizard itself."
Wow, I sure missed that. Where do I look for that feature?
"What is the operating system and Dreamweaver version you are using?"
CS6 Mac 10.6.8
also tested in CS5.5
Thanks Ray, I'll try to find the new way of doing it.