How to download an external web page using Dreamweaver

Posted on 2005-04-05
Last Modified: 2010-04-25
Greetings,  I looked through the FAQ on the subject and it looks like Dreamweaver cannot download an external web page.  Is this correct ?  I thought I was able to do this easly with Frontpage.
Question by:Bloxsom
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    External to what? Your machine? Dreamweaver can FTP your webpages to and from your server just like any standalone FTP client. You will need to set up the site first and have FTP permissions to access the server.

    To set up the site goto the Site Menu --> Manage Sites and click New.

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    Hi Reapz,

    I know how to ftp up to my server.  What I want to do is download any site on the internet and be able to see how
    the HTML or JAVa code is written.  For example can I download "" into Dreamweaver and
    copy some of the content or see how it is written/created.  I use to do this with a program a few years ago and
    I thought it was Frontpage that allowed you to do this so I assume Dreamweaver could do the same.
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    In that case no. Not unless you have been granted FTP access.

    To see the HTML and javascript that makes up a webpage goto the View menu and select Source or right click the page and select View Source. You can copy and paste this into Dreamweaver if you like.

    This will not show you any server side code such as PHP of course.

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