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Dreamweaver Orientation Part 2: Views and Tools

ViewsViewing options

Panels

Properties

  1. Text properties (appear when cursor is in a text area of page):
    • Format: paragraph, H1, H2, et.
    • Link – select text in document, then type or paste in link. You can also browse the little folder to select your link, or drag the little target to a file in your Site panel.
    • Bold and Italics buttons
    • Create lists buttons.
    • Indent and Outdent buttons – use only in lists, or Dreamweaver will insert the <BLOCKQUOTE> tag (which should be used only with true block quotes).
    Text properties panel
  2. Image properties (appear when an image is selected):
    • W and H -- represents the display size of image, in pixels; should match the real dimensions of the image.
    • Src -- indicates the location of image, relative to your page
    • Link -- to link an image, type or paste in link address. You can also browse the little folder to select your link, or drag the little target to a file in your Site panel.
    • Alt-- indicates alt text; if it's blank, type in relevant alt information about the image.
    • V space and H space: creates space around the image so it isn't smashed up against text or other elements
    • Border -- width of border in pixelsImage Properties
  3. Table Properties (appear when cursor is in a table)
    • Merge and Split buttons
      1. To merge cells, select two or more cells and click the left button.
      2. To split a cell, place cursor in cell and click the right button. Dialog will allow you to split it horizontally or vertically.
    • W and H -- must be set in % rather than pixels.
    • Header -- to designate a row or column as a header (for a data table), select the row or column and check this box
    • Bg -- sets background color or image for individual cell. (Warning: this attribute is deprecated.)
    • Brdr -- sets border color for individual cell. Do not use -- will not pass W3C validation.Table properties panel

     

Files

Site panelYou can copy, delete, duplicate, or rename and file or folder in the file list of this panel right-clicking on it and selecting the appropriate menu option. You can move files from one folder to another using the drag-and-drop method.

  1. Local View - indicates that you are looking at the files in the H:\Websites folder. Select Remote View to view files you have uploaded to the server.
  2. Connection status button - you can click this button to connect via FTP
  3. Refresh button refresh
  4. Click the green up or blue down arrows for uploading and downloading files and other items. 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.

See Managing Assets for information on the Assets tab.

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Last Updated: 30-Jun-2010