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Randy Downs
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I am working on a website that was created in Muse. I am not sure how the ids are created in Muse but apparently they determine the position of elements on the pages.

I am able to create ids for paragraphs & Heading tags (H1-H4) but creating an additional tab in a menu doesn't position correctly. Any idea how to make the new tab line up properly?

<div class="MenuItemContainer clearfix grpelem" id="u504"><!-- vertical box -->
         <a class="nonblock nontext MenuItem MenuItemWithSubMenu MuseMenuActive clearfix colelem" id="u504" href="financing-addiction-treatment-programs.html"><!-- horizontal box --><div class="MenuItemLabel NoWrap clearfix grpelem" id="u507-4"><!-- content --><p>Financing</p></div></a>
        </div>

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Even better would be a dropdown but the dropdown I created  did not show the dropdown at all but rather created spaces horizontally for the missing tabs.

<li><div class="MenuItemContainer clearfix grpelem" id="u502"><!-- vertical box -->
         <a class="nonblock nontext MenuItem MenuItemWithSubMenu  clearfix colelem" id="u505" href="admissions.html"><!-- horizontal box --><div class="MenuItemLabel NoWrap clearfix grpelem" id="u506-4"><!-- content --><p>Admissions</p></div></a>
        </div>
        <ul class="SubMenu">
        	<li><div class="MenuItemContainer clearfix grpelem" id="u502"><!-- vertical box -->
         <a class="nonblock nontext MenuItem MenuItemWithSubMenu  clearfix colelem" id="u505" href="admissions.html"><!-- horizontal box --><div class="MenuItemLabel NoWrap clearfix grpelem" id="u506-4"><!-- content --><p>Admissions</p></div></a>
        </div>
            </li>
<li><div class="MenuItemContainer clearfix grpelem" id="u502"><!-- vertical box -->
         <a class="nonblock nontext MenuItem MenuItemWithSubMenu  clearfix colelem" id="u505" href="admissions.html"><!-- horizontal box --><div class="MenuItemLabel NoWrap clearfix grpelem" id="u506-4"><!-- content --><p>Admissions</p></div></a>
        </div>
            </li>            
            </ul>
      </li>

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Top Expert 2016
Commented:
perhaps you should download the trial and use the muse editor or rebuild from scratch with dreamweaver the tech involved is too dissimilar
http://muse.adobe.com/

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Commented:
I downloaded the trial but you need the .muse file to open the site, right?
Scott FellDeveloper & EE Moderator
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Most Valuable Expert 2013
Commented:
The problem with something like muse is once used, you have to stick to it.  This is true for some dreamweaver created code as well but it is not as bad because you can still edit what is there.  

You can edit the muse generated code of course, but it will be difficult for the person that can only use muse and does not know how to code.  If you know you you don't have to use muse later, you would be better off coding this normally.  If you are required to use muse, then get all original files...including the muse file.  

Muse does not support multiple developers at the same time. While you are working on the project, the other person can't or shouldn't until you give them back the files including the muse file.

If possible, you are much better off using a text editor, notepad++, Text Wrangler, sublimetext, jetbrains, netbeans,brackets.... or anything that just allows you to code and not mangle html to assist non coders.

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Commented:
I thought I could edit the code with Dreamweaver & it worked with things like <P> tags. Muse wants some sort of ID in each one so I just created ids & it seemed to work. When I tried this trick with the Muse menus it didn't work so it appears that you can't just jump in and make up ids for it.

I even tried creating jQuery menus but they don't seem to work well with the jQuery that Muse is using for this project. All in All it seems that I would be better off moving the text to a new template and leaving Muse behind.
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Fellow 2018
Most Valuable Expert 2013
Commented:
>  leaving Muse behind.    

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Thanks for the feedback