DreamWeaver Toolbar: Content Area

This module allows the owner of the website to update blocks of text using a web based word processor.  To get an overview of the text editor, click on the photo in the right-hand column to enlarge it.


  • Standard word processing: bold, underline, list, etc.
  • Font size, style, color, etc. 
  • Place images within the body of text.
  • Create image links or text links.
  • Paste content from MS Word.
  • Spell Check.
  • Layout content using tables.
  • Insert special characters.
  • Modify data entry forms.

User Documentation

Documentation for site owners is available by clicking the question mark icon in the top, right corner of the text editor's toolbar.


  1. Open an HTML file in DreamWeaver.
  2. Place the cursor at the insertion point (in code view or design view).
  3. Go to the Zencil toolbar and click the editable text icon.


Any text or HTML that appears between the <zencil> html tags will become the default content when a new page is created.  You can use this fact to create ready-to-go layouts for your clients, complete with default content.

Code Sample

<zencil module="contentarea" name="textarea1">
  Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit.
Suspendisse et velit. Nunc vulputate ante sed dui scelerisque
congue. Praesent pretium eros et nisi. Duis in mauris ac enim
mollis fermentum. Vivamus nulla. Sed nec tortor ac est
fermentum dapibus.

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