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1. Open the template.html file if it is not already open (Or create a new one). 2. From the File menu, select Save As Template. 3. In the Save As Template dialog box: a. Make sure that the Site box points to your site. b. In the Save As text field, give your Template a name. c. Click on the Save button.
Notice that in the title bar, you are told you are now working with a <<Template>>. Also note in your Site Window that a folder/directory called Templates has been created, where your new Template (*.dwt) file resides. After creating a Template, you must then make the Template Editable in the places appropriate for your content. The remainder of the Template, the Uneditable parts, will be unchangeable from any of the HTML pages, and can only be changed in the *.dwt files themselves. 4. Click your cursor beside the "Text goes here . . . " statement, and then, press the Enter key a few times. 5. Then, click so that your cursor is in front of your course title. 6. Then, select the entire area where your content will go. 7. From the Modify menu, select Templates -> Mark Selection as Editable. 8. In the New Editable Region dialog box, give this area a name. I suggest naming it Content. 9. Click anywhere in the document window, and notice that the text you selected is now highlighted, indicating that it is part of a modifiable region. 10. Save your *.dwt file by selecting File -> Save. 11. A pop-up window aks you if you want to Update all documents in you local site that use this template?. 12. Click NO.
USING THE NEW TEMPLATE:
When you go to create a new HTML page in Dreamweaver (FILE > NEW) click the "Templates" button or tab at the top. • If you have multiple sites, click on the site that has the template that you want. • Select the template file and click ok. • Save this file in your HTML site folder. • Now when you update your DWT or template file, it will prompt you if you would like to update the files that use this template... Professional Website Templates