These Dreamweaver 8 tutorial will demonstrate how to use Dreamweaver's property inspector to format objects selected in the Document Window. The properties inspector is commonly used to format text, image properties, tables, and more.
The Properties Inspector, located at the bottom of the Dreamweaver workspace, enables you to view the properties associated with the object or text that is currently selected in the Document Window. You can use the Properties Inspector to display and edit the properties of the object selected in the Document Window.
NOTE: By default, it opens at the bottom of the window, but it can be moved anywhere.
The Property Inspector contains two sections: The main section always opens and displays common properties that are most often changed. The second section displays properties that are not changed as frequently. Click on the lower right corner to expand the Properties Inspector.
In the figure below, text is selected in the Document Window and the Property Inspector provides information about that text that may be edited such as Font, style, size, paragraph alignment, and other properties associated with text.
The changes made in the Property Inspector are immediately applied to the selected text in the Document Window.
In the figure below, the Property Inspector is for a table what was selected in the Document Window. In this view, notice that the properties have changed from those associated with text to those associated with tables. Now you can edit table properties such as number of rows or columns, cell padding, background colors, etc.
Any changes made to the table in the Properties Inspector will be applied to the selected table in the Document Window.
In the figure below, an image is selected in the Document Window, and the Property Inspector changes to show the properties associated with the selected image. When the image is selected in the Document Window, the image properties appear in the Properties Inspector.
You can change many image properties such as dimensions, filename, alignment, links, and more.
See these related Dreamweaver 8 Tutorials:
Creating a Web Site
Using HTML Tables
Web Site Management
Cascading Style Sheets