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How to Run Site Reports on Your Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Website

The Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 site reports provide a detailed look at potential issues lurking within your site as well as assistance in cleaning out redundant or empty tags from your pages.

Reports are in two categories:

  • Workflow: Shows you currently checked out files, which ones have been recently modified and any design notes you’ve attached to individual files. This report is useful if you make heavy use of the Check In/Check Out feature in the Files panel.

  • HTML: Points out design and accessibility issues, such as missing ALT tags for images, improperly nested tags, empty tags, or pages that are missing titles that you can clean up.

You can run a site report by following these steps:

  1. Choose Site→Reports.

    The Reports dialog box appears.

  2. Choose each report you want to see by selecting the check box next to the report name.

  3. At the top of the Reports dialog box, use the drop-down list to select what aspect of the website you would like to run the reports on.

    You can choose the Current Document, Entire Current Local Site, Selected Files in Site or a specific folder of your choice. If you are unsure, choose the Entire Current Local Site option.

  4. Click the Run button to run the selected reports.

    The Results panel appears and displays the results of each report.

    Each report result displays the file and line number and a description of the problem.

  5. To address a problem that’s shown, double-click the filename to open the page.

    The page opens for editing, and the section in which the problem occurs appears highlighted in Split view.

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