Learn How To Save and Update Template-Based Files in Dreamweaver
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Now, comes really neat part, we have made a lot of changes to the repeating areas of our template. When I save these changes in, remember our template is connected to five brand new pages that we have just made. So, let us see what Dreamweavers going to do. I am going to choose “File” and “Save”, Immediately Dreamweaver comes up with dialog box that allows us to select update for all five pages that we have made from this template.
Imagine that this is 500. I will just click update, it will copy all of the changes that we have made on this page to all of the pages connected with the template. It shows done in the dialog box, so I will click close and let us go and take a look our pages. On the index page, I can clearly see the email links having been added. The flame graphic is attached just like it should be and our link is at the top of the pages well.
Now, each one of my pages is showing a little asterisk indicator and that tells me that page has changes which have not been saved. I am just going to go up to the file menu and choose “Save All”. That will save every open page because what I really want to do is test these pages and see how they are working.
I will click “F12” and we will be able to preview this in our default browser. Not only do we see our pages drop in with the content but if I rollover this, you can clearly tell that there are links and as I click on each one, you can see that we are moving around correctly with our new website, the “What We Do” page, our “Gallery” page, back to the home page, and the “Alien Stuff” page.
Now clearly, if we need to make any more changes to our template, all we have to do is open it up and Dreamweaver will manage the updating of all the pages. Even as we start creating more pages beyond the five that we have so far. Our next step is to add some style.