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Lesson 6. Managing Your Site > Using Design Notes

Using Design Notes

Design notes are useful for keeping track of information related to your files. These notes are for your information only; they are hidden text files that cannot be accessed or displayed in browsers by the users of your site. You can share information with your co-workers easily by uploading design notes to the remote server. These notes can be used with all files on your site, including HTML and image files.

1.
In the Site window, select the construction.html file and choose File > Design Notes.

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You can also attach a design note from the Site window by double-clicking the Notes column for the selected file or choosing the option from the context menu, which you can access with Control-click (Macintosh) or right-click (Windows).

The Design Notes dialog box appears. You can use this method to attach a design note to a file when it is selected in the Site window or when the file is open in the document window. The Basic Info tab displays information about the file to which the note will be attached, and the path of that file in the site. You can change the status of the file by making a choice from the Status drop-down menu.

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The Design Notes option in the Category column of the Site Definition dialog box allows you to turn design notes on or off. By default, both the Maintain Design Notes and the Upload Design Notes for Sharing check boxes are checked. Dreamweaver automatically uploads or downloads the design notes for any file you get, put, check in, or check out from the remote server when the Upload Design Notes for Sharing check box is checked.

2.
Click the Date icon above and to the right of the Notes text box.

The date is inserted into the first line of the Notes text box. Use this area to enter any important information about your files.

A check box at the bottom of this window allows you have this note displayed when the file is opened. You can check the box for this exercise.

3.
Click OK.

The Design Notes dialog box closes, and the note is attached to the construction.html file with the information you added. The Design Notes icon is displayed as a yellow text bubble in the Notes column, located to the right of the filename, indicating that a note is attached to the file.


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