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Dreamweaver 8 Tutorial Insert Toolbar

This Dreamweaver 8 Insert Toolbar tutorial will demonstrate how to use the Insert Toolbar.

Dreamweaver 8 Insert Tutorial Insert Toolbar

You will spend much of your time developing web pages by inserting text, graphics, and other elements into your web page. The Insert Toolbar provides many buttons that insert elements into your Web page. The Dreamweaver 8 Insert toolbar provides too many buttons to display on the toolbar at once, so the buttons are divided into categories (common, text, forms, HTML, application, layout, flash elements, and favorites) and one category is displayed at a time.

Dreamweaver Insert Toolbar

Dreamweaver 8 Tutorial: Using the Insert Toolbar

The Insert toolbar can be formatted with a button that displays a menu of categories or with tabs across the top of the tool bar that display the categories. To display the buttons from a particular category, click on a category from the drop-down menu. When you click a category, the button display changes to the selected category.

You can change the toolbar format from buttons to tabs by clicking on the categories drop-down menu and selecting Show as Tabs.

The buttons will change to tabs across the top of the Insert Toolbar.

Show tabs

You can insert elements into your Web page by clicking buttons or by dragging the buttons into the Document window. When the Insert toolbar is formatted with tabs for each category, as it is in the figure below, it behaves like a panel. You can collapse and expand it by clicking on the panel name.

Dreamweaver Inert Menu Tabs View

You can also float the Insert toolbar by grabbing it in the upper left corner and dragging it to a new location on the screen. The cursor will change to two crossed lines with arrows indicating that it can be moved.

Common - This set of objects contains those that are most commonly used such as links and images.

Layout - This set includes tables, divs, layers, and frames: all objects that let you describe how you want to layout your page.

Forms - The forms set includes form elements such as text fields, buttons, and check boxes.

Text - The text set lets you style text that's on the page. The Property Inspector at the bottom of the Dreamweaver workspace, however, is a better place to do this.

HTML - The HTML set allows you to insert HTML objects such as tables, frames and scripts.

Application - If you using external data sources with middleware software such as PHP, ASP, or ColdFusion, you'll use the Application set. For normal static Web page development, you won't use this.

Flash Elements - This set holy holds one object, the Flash image viewer.

Favorites - The Favorites category begins empty. You can customize it by adding your own button to the features you use most frequently.

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The Dreamweaver 8 Workspace
Overview of the Workspace
Using The Insert Toolbar
Show or Hide Windows
Using the Properties Inspector
Customize the Document Window

Creating a Web Site
Create a Basic Webpage
Creating a New Web Site
Managing Web Site Definitions

Creating Basic Web Pages
Creating New Web Pages
Opening and Saving Web Pages
Closing Web Pages
Previewing Web Pages

Using Text
Add Paragraphs and Headings
Align Paragraphs and Headings
Formatting Text
Inserting Special Characters

Inserting Hyperlinks
Create Hyperlinks
Create Named Anchors
Create Email Links
Refresh Page & Redirect Users
Linking to files

Using Graphics
Image File Types
Inserting Images
Cropping and Resizing Images
Changing the Brightness and Contrast of an Image
Setting Image Properties
Change Image Size

Using HTML Tables
About HTML Tables and Table Modes
Inserting Tables
Selecting Tables, Rows, Columns, and Cells
Formatting Tables and Cells
Importing Tabular Data
Using Table Design Schemes to Format a Table
Setting Table Colors

Web Site Management
Managing Links
Changing Links Sitewide
Finding and Fixing Broken Links
Site Reports
Using the Files Panel
Getting and Putting Files
Checking In/Out Files
Synchronizing Local and Remote Sites

Cascading Style Sheets
Cascading Style Sheets
Creating CSS Styles
Defining CSS Styles
Using the CSS Panel
Applying and Removing CSS Styles

Using Layers
Creating Layers
Moving and Resizing Layers
Setting Layer Properties
Nesting Layers
Using the Layers Panel

Behaviors
Creating Behaviors
Default Behaviors in Dreamweaver
Targeting Browser Behaviors
Deleting Behaviors
Downloading Behaviors from the Internet
Creating a Rollover Image

Using Forms
Understanding Forms and Scripts
Creating Forms
Inserting Text Boxes
Inserting Hidden Fields
Inserting Check Boxes
Inserting a Radio Group
Inserting a List Menu
Inserting Jump Menu
Inserting a File Field
Inserting Buttons

 

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