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How To Be Prompted to Save Sculptor Preset

Thread began 6/21/2009 11:25 pm by paputxi | Last modified 7/02/2009 10:15 am by lon.winters127646 | 2279 views | 9 replies |

paputxi

How To Be Prompted to Save Sculptor Preset

I am using CSS Sculptor to create a specific template that I can use throughout my web. (Nice tool!) However, I can't seem to get it, while in the CSS Sculptor wizard process, to allow me to save what I've formulated as a Preset so that I can go back later to tweak its design. It always just generates the new page--without prompting me to save it as a Preset--which means that I cannot later reenter my tailored design via CSS Sculptor in order to make further modifications (as indicated to be necessary in other threads in this forum), which is why I want to save it as a Preset.

I have even tried just modifying some (minor) parameters in order to "trick" CSS Sculptor to think that this is not a normal layout and design and, therefore, forcing it to want to save it as a new Preset. But nothing seems to be working. I must be missing something quite elementary.

So, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

The output tab has preset options in the current version of CSS Sculptor.

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paputxi

Yes, that was it! Problem solved.

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lon.winters127646

Does this mean that if the layout is not saved as a preset during the initial configuration, then there's no way to make changes to it with the scuptor interface?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

That is correct. Sculptor is a page generator and template generator. Once the page is generated you would use Dreamweaver as your editor. Presets allow you to generate pages based on previous settings.

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lon.winters127646

Thanks Ray, I'm starting to get it. I am able to create new presets and new pages from them - but I'm still fuzzy as to why when I edit the preset, that it doesn't alter an existing page - it seems that the page is reading from the same css, so shouldn't it update without having to create a new page?

Or, is the style sheet that drives the page a separate entity and only generated once, from the layout wizard?

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lon.winters127646

Ok, I think I just answered my own question! I was assuming that a style sheet was created, but it looks like the CSS is part of the page itself. That's why a new page must be generated after each change to the layout, or as you suggested edit the CSS code directly.

Has anyone used this extension with a style sheet?

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Justin Nemeth

On the output tab, you have the option to save the screen and print CSS into their own external CSS files. However, like Ray mentioned, Sculptor will generate your page, but will not edit it. After you run Sculptor, you would use Dreamweaver to edit anything further. I would recommend saving a Sculptor preset for any design you wish to generate in the future.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

On the final tab of the wizard you can choose whether to add css inline or create a style sheet. Each can specify its own style sheet.

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lon.winters127646

DOH! I missed that. That makes a world of difference. Thanks guys!

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