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Creating, Saving and Uploading a Page

Creating a Template-based Page

  1. Click File > New. When the New Document dialog box opens, select the Templates tab.
  2. Select the name of your site in the left column, and the name of the template you want to use (peoplepage now serves for all librarian pages) in the right column. Click the Create button. (NOTE: you cannot see the template header and footer until you upload the page to the server)
  3. You can insert and edit content within the blue outlines (called "editable regions").

Adding and Editing Content

  1. Type a heading at the top and format it as h1.
  2. Type or paste in content. If you want to copy and paste text from another web page, open that page in a browser and copy from the browser display. This will prevent HTML code from being transferred.
  3. Format text into paragraphs headings, and lists
  4. Add links as desired.
  5. Insert data and/or layout tables as desired.
  6. Insert images and adjust image properties as desired.
  7. Insert rules or special characters.

Saving Your Page

Save your page by pressing Ctrl-s or clicking File > Save in the top menu bar. When saving the page:

Uploading Your Page

  1. In the Files panel, click the refresh button and/or click your personal folder to open it and reveal the page you just saved.
  2. Select the file you want to upload and click the Upload ("Put") button in the Files panel.
  3. IMPORTANT!! The first time you upload to or download from your site Dreamweaver will ask you "Included Dependent Files?" Select No, and check the "Do not ask me again" box.
  4. Don't forget to open your images folder and upload any images used in your page.

NOTE: Refreshing page template

From time to time we may need to update code in the templates. To refresh the template content for your page, do the following:

  1. Download the most current version of your page to your H:\WebSite2 folder using the Files Panel. Open the page.
  2. Select Modify > Templates > Update Current Page
  3. Save the page and reupload.
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Last Updated: 30-Jun-2010