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Lesson 7. Using Libraries > Modifying a Library Item

Modifying a Library Item

When you edit a library item, you need to edit the item's file in the Library folder. Editing a library item changes the library item only. When you finish editing, Dreamweaver prompts you to update all the pages in the site that use the item, letting you choose whether to make these changes throughout the entire site. Dreamweaver accomplishes the update by searching for comments that reference the library file you just edited, and then replacing the old HTML with your new HTML. If you remove the library comments, the HTML is no longer associated with the library item and cannot be changed by updating the library item.

NOTE

Any modifications to the library item must be made through the Assets panel. If you want to edit the content directly in a document, you must first break the link to the library item. To do this, use the Detach from Original button on the property inspector, or hold down Control (Windows) or Option (Macintosh) when inserting the item.



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