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SS Files in Dreamweaver CS4

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Community Member, 18 Posts

21 October 2009 at 8:02am

I followed the guide for Dreamweaver CS4 in the wiki ( ) but even after closing Dreamweaver, it still will not treat *.ss files like html or anything.

Anyone got this to work ?


Community Member, 283 Posts

23 October 2009 at 4:34pm

Edited: 23/10/2009 4:34pm

I hate to be that guy, but the easiest solution is to not use Dreamweaver. YAY NETBEANS!

Sorry :)


Community Member, 541 Posts

24 October 2009 at 10:38am

I haven't had a lot of luck with Dreamweaver, these days I use Aptana ( with the PHP plugin.

Works with SS files like a charm :).


Community Member, 545 Posts

25 October 2009 at 3:27am

I got it working fine on CS4 for mac, I don't think there was any trick. I still prefer using Coda though. Aptana's interface was too un-mac-like and it wasn't interacting with the clipboard properly. But it has a lot of great features.


Community Member, 81 Posts

25 October 2009 at 6:29pm

@dalesaurus : Plus one for NetBeans, I thought Aptana was a good IDE until I made the switch. I do miss the way that Aptana provides CSS previews though.

Have you found a way to make Netbeans manage highlighting and indentation for the template tags? Right now I have the program set to treat .ss files as html but find it annoying that the auto formatting doesn't indent the contents of <% control %> and <% if %> blocks.

@Ryoken : All I can offer are some basic trouble shooting questions.
- Have you double checked the files to make sure that the changes were made in the correct place and that they are still there?
- Do you have any Adobe processes running in the background? If so they might be causing the old setting to persist and you may need to do a full restart.


Community Member, 8 Posts

26 October 2009 at 4:58am

Hi Mo,

I use Aptana too, but I don't know, how I can get a syntax-highlighting in a ss-file.



Community Member, 283 Posts

26 October 2009 at 1:01pm

@JL, unfortunately not. I enabled the ss file ext as an HTML page which gets me by I hope to be insanely bored some day soon and write s set of SS specific templates. I don't know how hard writing a syntax highlighting package is but how hard can it be?

Fake Edit: Answer: ummm not trivial


Community Member, 102 Posts

27 October 2009 at 2:41am


i use CS4 with SS and it works fine. here is how i did it.

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Dreamweaver CS4\configuration\Extensions.txt .... add the extension SS under HTML Documents and PHP files save and close.

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Dreamweaver CS4\configuration\DocumentTypes\MMDocumentTypes.xml
add SS extension as below

<documenttype id="HTML" internaltype="HTML" winfileextension="html,htm,shtml,shtm,stm,tpl,lasso,xhtml,SS" macfileextension="html,htm,shtml,shtm,tpl,lasso,xhtml,ssi,SS" file="Default.html" writebyteordermark="false">

make sure DW is closed and you have write permissions to these folders

hope this works for you guys

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