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In Dreamweaver CS6 you can simply right click and "edit tag" to see the beginning and end points of that tag. But I get a greyed out "Edit tag" option when its any HTML5 tag such as nav, section, header etc. How can I fix this?

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I was also having the same problem. I could not find a solution for it.So what i did is i went to design view and will click on the document and will search for the tags coming on the bottom bar of DW. So then i will click the section on that and go to the code view to see the closing and ending of the tag. eg:section – zamil Aug 14 '13 at 9:33
  1. Start Dreamweaver and go to Edit > Tag Library Editor
  2. Click on the plus “+” icon and select New Tag Library
  3. Give your new tag library a name, something like “HTML5 tags”
  4. Select the type of documents you want the HTML5 tags to be used in from the “Used in“ list
  5. Now, click on the plus “+” icon again and select New Tags this time
  6. Type the HTML5 tags you’d like to add
    TIP: add multiple tags at once – copy and paste this selection of tags if you like:
    article, aside, audio, canvas,  command, datagrid, datalist, details, dialog, figure, footer, header, hgroup, mark, meter, nav, output, progress, rp, rt, ruby, section, source, time, video
  7. Next, you can add HTML5 global attributes to these tags. Click on the plus “+” icon and select Add Attributes
  8. Select the HTML5 tags library you created before and select the tag you want to give attributes to. You can comfortably add the global attributes to all new HTML5 tags:
    class, id, style, contenteditable, irrelevant, tabindex, contextmenu, lang, template, dir, ref, title, draggable, registrationmark
    However check to see if any specific tag attributes should be added too …and click OK.
  9. Once that is done you can also assign attribute types where possible, ie: class = CssStyle or dir = Enumerator (with values: ltr, rtl) etc.
  10. That’s it!


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Thanks for your reply. I already have these in my library. These instructions are fine when writing a new tag and it automatically creates the end tag, but my issue is different. When I right click and attempt to "edit tag" any html5 tag its greyed out. Any ideas? – Andrew Junior Howard Dec 13 '12 at 9:41

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