Completing Setup

This section explains how to initially set up HomeSite if you have installed it for the first time, and how to set up HomeSite based on the options that were set in a previous version. The Initial Configuration Wizard (ICW) guides you through both of these processes.

The English language  version of HomeSite is installed with support for Chinese (traditional and simplified), Korean, and Japanese characters sets on localized Windows systems. To enter characters from these sets, use the Microsoft input method. This support depends on your system language, and does not work if the Western language option is set. In Windows, you can reset your system language from the Control Panel, in Regional Settings or Regional Options.


Note

If you need to run HomeSite, ColdFusion Studio, or JRun Studio simultaneously, see Knowledge Base article 20923 for help.


About the Initial Configuration Wizard

The Initial Configuration Wizard (ICW) lets you carry over options from a previous version and also set new options.

The first time you run the current version of HomeSite, the ICW automatically starts, and it checks for a previous version.

When the wizard is finished, HomeSite starts.

You can run the ICW again at any time by selecting File > New from the menu and then selecting Initial Configuration Wizard from the Custom tab.


Note

You can use the ICW when upgrading the same product, for example HomeSite 4.5.2 to HomeSite 5, but you cannot import settings when upgrading between products, for example from HomeSite 4.5.2 to ColdFusion Studio 5.


Setting up for the first time

This section explains how to complete the Initial Configuration Wizard (ICW) if you installed HomeSite for the first time, or if you uninstalled and installed it.

To complete the ICW after a first-time installation:

  1. The ICW automatically starts when you run HomeSite for the first time.
  2. In the initial welcome dialog box of the wizard, click Next.
  3. In the Development Style dialog box, select the language toolbars to include in the QuickBar, and select or browse to the template that you want to use as your default for all HomeSite documents.
  4. In the Perform Upgrade dialog box, confirm your selections (you can click Back and make changes if necessary), and then click Finish.

The initial configuration is complete and you can start using HomeSite.

Setting up from a previous version

This section explains how to complete the Initial Configuration Wizard (ICW) if you installed this version of HomeSite over a previous version (not uninstalling before you installed).

To complete the ICW after an upgrade:

  1. The ICW automatically starts after you run HomeSite fro the first time after upgrading.
  2. In the initial welcome dialog box of the wizard, click Next.
  3. In the Upgrade Product Settings dialog box, note the items that you can upgrade, based on the changes made in the previous version. Click Next.

    What appears next depends on the changes made in the previous version.

  4. In the Preserve Editor Settings dialog box, select the options to carry over to the current version. Click Next.

    You can change these options later by selecting Options > Settings and making changes in the Editor pane, Validation pane, and the panes underneath Editor.

  5. In the Preserve General Settings dialog box, select the customizations to carry over to the current version. (Only non-default options appear.) Click Next.

    You can change these options later by selecting Options > Settings and making changes in the following panes: General, Markup Languages, Startup, Locations, File Settings, Browse, Spelling, Dreamweaver/UltraDev, Projects, and Tag Definitions Library.

  6. In the Miscellaneous Settings dialog box, select the items whose options you want to carry over to the current version. For example, to carry over color coding customizations, select Color Settings. Or if Auto Completion was enabled in the previous version, and you want to keep it turned on in the current version, select Auto Completion. Click Next.
  7. In the Development Style dialog box, select the language toolbars to include in the QuickBar, and select or browse to the template that you want to use as your default for all HomeSite documents.
  8. In the Perform Upgrade dialog box, confirm your selections (you can click Back and make changes if necessary), and then click Finish.

The initial configuration is complete and you can start using HomeSite.

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