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Form Builder never recognizes older forms

Thread began 5/13/2014 5:53 pm by mick106153 | Last modified 11/17/2014 12:27 am by mick106153 | 1391 views | 10 replies |

mick106153

Form Builder never recognizes older forms

OS X 10.9.2, MacBook Pro, DW CC, latest DataBridge/CSS Form Builder
Every time I go into an older form created with an earlier version of CSS FB none of my settings are recognized.
I am forced to recreate the form.
All the necessary settings still reside in the site i.e. fd_cool_MicksBasicForm.css, fc_contact_MicksBasicSimpleContact.xml

So what am I missing?
I've attached a zip containing what I think are the files you'll need.

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CSSFB.zip
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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

To edit an existing form that was created by form builder, select the form tag in the tag selector of Dreamweaver, then click the edit button that appears in the property inspector.


It sounds like you are using the WebAssist -> Forms -> insert New form access point instead.

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mick106153

Not exactly sure what you mean by tag selector.
My process is to select the form in design or code view which than displays Edit Form, Edit Design, Edit Contents... in the Property Inspector. I usually click Edit Form at that point.

One related point.
Earlier today I moved my local copy of the site I'm currently having this problem with from a network drive to my internal and I now have about 75% of what I would consider normal functionality.
Location is not the issue in my opinion because I've had this problem many times with other sites regardless of where the site files are located.

One more potentially related point.
I have always had a problem with DW crashing out in the middle of a form development session. I find it necessary to do a little, click finish, save all than go back into the form again. At some point DW will still crash out so building a form takes far longer than it should.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Please provide a Skype username or a US phone number and a good time to contact you when you will be in front of your computer and we will have an engineer contact you to resolve this issue over the phone.

We are available Monday - Friday from 9am - 4pm EST (except major U.S. holidays).

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mick106153

Can do. But can this wait a week or so?
My time is not my own.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

sure, let me know when works best for you.

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mick106153

Time to resolve this issue.
I'll private the rest.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

See PM

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mick106153

private

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I have sent a skype contact request.

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