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Spaces not tabs in code view

Posted on 2008-06-11
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I've read all the answers I could find but DreamWeaver CS3 does not seem to behave as stated.

In code view, usinf PHP when I press the tab key I get a small a symbol that I think represents a tab.  I set up in preferences to use two spaces for indent and a tab size if two.

When I View/Code View/Show Hidden Characters and press hte tab hey I get a very small a and a space, if I use two spaces I get two dots to represent the two spaces.

This caused a problem when my code is views in a different editor like text mate.  The tabs are shown as tabs not two spaces fracking up my beautiful, painstakingly created formatting :-)

Any ideas, I've been using DreamWeave so long I hate to have to switch to a new text editor :-(
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Question by:rwhubbard996
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by:rwhubbard996
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sorry for the bad spelling spell check froze, I think you can get the idea.
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When I View/Code View/Show Hidden Characters and press hte tab hey I get a very small a and a space, if I use two spaces I get two dots to represent the two spaces.

meaning two spaces using the space bar
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Jason C. Levine earned 500 total points
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Using a tab in code view will insert a tab mark.  So if you define a DW tab as two spaces and then open the page in notepad, the tabbed stuff will be indented 8 space (a normal tab).

There is no way around this except to not use tabs or set the tabs to be 8 spaces so it looks the same no matter where you open it.
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I don't like your answer!  I mean I don't like that that is the answer.

It is the correct answer and answers my question very well, and I appreciate your timely help!
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Sorry, dude...

Maybe if you weren't trying to be the Picasso of indents, you'd get more work done...

;-)
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