A Dreamweaver Tutorial

A DREAMWEAVER TUTORIAL. To create Web pages, you can type all of the HTML tags into just about … (This tutorial. assumes a site is not already defined.) …

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1 3/20/02 California Lutheran University Information Systems and Services ISSInfo A DREAMWEAVER TUTORIAL To create Web pages, you can type all of the HTML tags into just about any word processor and use the browser to preview your work. You can type every tag and all the content and hope for the best. Or you can use an authoring tool that facilitates attaching tags. Most Web designers prefer the latter option as it allows them to concentrate on how page content appears. Getting Started 1. Start Dreamweaver On a PC choose Start, Programs, Macromedia Dreamweaver (version may vary) On a Macintosh find the folder containing Dreamweaver and double- click the icon. 2. The first time you start Dreamweaver, you will see an untitled document and several palettes. Hide Palettes 3. Using the mouse, click the Close button to hide the palettes. Note: The” close” area is different for a PA and a Mac. On a PC the close button is the “X” on each palette and it is located in the upper right hand corner. On a Mac, the close box is a little square in the upper left hand corner of each palette. Continue closing palettes until only the untitled document is open.
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2 Objects Palette 4. To open the Objects palette, choose Window, Objects from the horizontal menu bar. 5. Identify the tools in the Objects palette by slowly moving the mouse pointer over each tool icon; a ToolTip label will appear. 6. To change the Options in the object palette: Click on the dropdown arrow next to the word Common at the top of the Objects palette Select Frames from the dropdown list. Now the Objects palette displays tools for creating frame elements. Access additional groups of tools by selecting a category from the dropdown list; e.g., Forms. Properties Palette 7. To show the Properties palette, choose Window, Properties. Use this palette to format text, add links, and control the attributes of page elements. Launcher Palette 8. To display the Launcher palette, choose Window, Launcher Use this palette to access additional Dreamweaver features such as viewing HTML (source) code, the site structure, other. Site Window 9. Click the Site tool on the Launcher Use this window to define new sites, add new files, or see how a Web site is organized.
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3 The Site Menu 10. To begin setting up Dreamweaver for publishing, click on Site from the main menu bar. Several options appear in the Site menu. (This tutorial

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