Jason, thanks for the reply!
I did read that section but will go over it again more thoroughly. I did have my testing server set to php/Mysql, however I only got Appache (Xampp) running correctly once. I will try and reconfigure everything and get that going and also try and get some assistance locally as well.
I guess my question in the mean time is, will the php not display correctly in dreamweaver if I do not have some type of server to work with it...I understand I need a test server to make it display in a browser to see how it looks, but just alone in DW do I also need some kind of PHP/Mysql to render it? ( I realize I still have a lot to learn! ) Thanks!