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    Default Cannot open CSS Editor

    Is anyone else having problems opening the CSS builder? I can't open it from a component to edit a style, or from the Web Projects menu. Not talking about the CSS Style Sheets under the folder list.

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    Default Re: Cannot open CSS Editor

    Steve,

    CSS builder opens with no problems at all on my end.

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    Default Do not understand the CSS Editor

    I have not had to use the Style Sheet editor for quite some time, but now using it for the first time in six months, I cannot understand how it works.

    Firstly, unless someone tells me only my system is messed up, you cannot edit an existing Style Sheet any more. Both of these 'standard options' fail to bring up the Style Sheet Editor:

    1) Edit > Web Component Style Sheet and
    2) Web Components > Properties > Layout Options > Style Sheets > Edit Style.

    If I create a new CSS Style Sheet (from the list of folders starting with A5W Pages through All Files). Then that CSS Style Sheet is applicable (after linking it from the Format > Link Style Sheet menu option) to any text value on the A5W or HTML page, but nothing else.

    In the Style Sheet Editor, you can click the Import CSS and bring in styles from an existing style. Afterwards you can use the Webform Style Editor to edit that style sheet. But it does not affect, and cannot be applied to anything on any component in the project. It also does not update any of the existing style sheets available to the components, so I don't see what it is used for. And, the CSS Style Sheet you just created is not available in the list of Styles you can select for a component under Properties > Style Name.

    Can any one shead any light?
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    Default Re: Cannot open CSS Editor

    Dave, I now agree. It works on another machine, so I will reinstall and see what happens. I still have those questions about the CSS Style Sheets posed in my previous post.
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    Default Re: Cannot open CSS Editor

    Installing over my current copy did not resolve. Had to uninstall, reinstall from scratch. I also understand the difference between the CSS Editor and component style sheets now. Not being able to access the later caused me to confuse the two, they are each for a separate purpose.
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    So you're a happy camper again?

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    Yes, but I do miss real camping! Used to go to Calaveras Big Trees, Yosemite or Desolation Wilderness every year for a couple weeks of backpack camping.
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