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"Output" Tab Truncated and "Layout Manager" Missing

Thread began 3/20/2010 11:50 am by drolett_it_info402192 | Last modified 3/23/2010 9:47 am by Eric Mittman | 1884 views | 6 replies |


"Output" Tab Truncated and "Layout Manager" Missing

Platform: DW CS4, Mac OS 10.6.2, CSS Sculptor 3.0.0

Problems: First, the "Output" tab is missing 80% of the menus and commands that are shown in the Web tutorial. There are no options to select output options for screen or print.

Secondly, Using the Dreamweaver menu Insert > WebAssist > CSS Sculptor……….
Does NOT reveal an option to select "Layout Manager".

Attempted remedies: Reinstalled extensions. Deleted MacFileCache.dat.
Restart system and applications.

Any suggestions will be welcome.

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Which tutorial are you using? It seems that it may be one that is geared towards an earlier version of the extension.

All of the support resources for CSS Sculptor 3 can be found Here and should also be available from your 'downloads' page.

The 'Layout Manager' was superseded by the 'Preset Manager' which should be available through: Insert > WebAssist > Preset Manager

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I downloaded the doc's you directed me to and will give them a look.

Thanks for your help.

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Another "Bad" Tutorial? Help!

I'm using the "getting started guide" :css_menu_writer_gsg.pdf

When I go to the "Insert" menu in DW CS4, Again it looks nothing like the tutorial. Also, when MenuWriter first launches, I do not see the tabbed window shown in the GSG.


Thanks for any help.

Attached Files
MenuWriter Screen.pdf
WA Menu.pdf
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Hiya Tom,

Sorry - I thought you were asking about CSS Sculptor.

Which version of CSSMenuWriter do you have? There is another newer Guide for CSSMenuWriter 2, which can be found HERE.

Either way, each guide tells you how to get to the tabbed panels. In your MenuWriter Screen pdf that you uploaded with your post, you will notice the 'Define' button to the right of both the 'contents' and 'Theme' select lists. The idea is that once you have chosen a type and style from the ones listed in the selectable lists, you can click the 'Define' button to the right of the Contents select list to define your page links, and the 'Define' button to the right of the 'Theme' select list to fine tune the design of your menu to get it the way you want it.

It is the second of those (Define Theme) which will show you the interface with the tabbed panels.

Hope this helps, - post back if you have any queries,

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Clarification and Some Suggestions

You wrote:
"Sorry - I thought you were asking about CSS Sculptor.

Which version of CSSMenuWriter do you have? There is another newer Guide for CSSMenuWriter 2, which can be found HERE."

Sorry for the confusion. My initial post was about Sculptor. Next time I'll start a new thread.
I'm using MenuWriter version 2.0.3.

Might I suggest that the Getting Started Guides have a version number and a revision date in them? I downloaded the guides when I first grabbed the corresponding extension(s). Perhaps a better practice is to embed the URL of the guide into the extension itself as a way to ensure the most recent guides are referenced.

Perhaps a page listing all the current guides? This is the second time I've been stumped by using the wrong version.



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Eric Mittman

The documentation that you see on the site is always for the current version unless you are looking into some of the archived documentation. For version 1 products we often do not designate a version number, but for newer versions it should be listed in the documentation. So if you are working on a version 2 product you should check that your documentation is referencing this version.

The best thing to do is visit the support page for a given product and get the current getting started guide and documentation as updates can be made to this information on a regular basis.

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