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Selecting Table Elements Dreamweaver 8

This Selecting Table Elements Dreamweaver 8 tutorial will show you how to select an entire table, row, or column at once, and it will show you how to select individual cells. See the Dreamweaver tutorial: About Tables to learn about table properties.

To work effectively with a table, you'll need to know how to select its elements. You can select an entire table; one or more rows and columns; an individual cell or multiple cells.

When you move your pointer over a table, row, column, or cell, Dreamweaver will highlight all the cells in that selection. If you click on the edge of the table, you will select it. You can tell that a table has been selected because it has a thick border around its edges with resize handles.

Dreamweaver 8 Tutorial: Selecting a Table

There are several ways you can select an entire table at once. Click in the upper left corner of the table, anywhere on the top or bottom edge, or on a row or column border. The pointer changes to a table grid icon when you can select the table. When a table is selected, Selection handles appear on the table's lower and right edges. See the small black boxes in the diagram below.

Dreamweaver highlight table

Another way to select a table is to click in a table cell, then select the <table> tag in the tag selector at the lower-left corner of the Document window.

Dreamweaver select table

You can also click in a table cell, then select Modify, Table, Select Table.

Dreamweaver Modify Select Table

Dreamweaver Tutorial: Selecting Rows and Columns

You can select an individual row or column or multiple rows or columns. To select individual or multiple rows or columns, position the pointer to point to the left edge of a row or the top edge of a column. You'll see a small black arrow to indicate the row or column that you are about to select. When you click on the row or column, it will be selected as indicated by the black selection lines around it.

Dreamweaver select row

Deamweaver select row

Do the same to select columns.

To select a single column, you can click the column header menu (the green arrow), and then choose Select Column from the pop-up menu.

Dreamweaver select column

Dreamweaver Tutorial: Selecting Cells

To select a single cell, click in the cell, then select the <td> tag in the tag selector at the lower-left corner of the Document window.

Dreamweaver select cell

You can also Control-click in Windows or Command-click in the cell on a Mac.
You can also click in the cell and then from the Edit menu, choose Select all.

To select multiple adjacent cells, you can click in one cell and drag from one cell to another, highlighting and selecting the adjacent cells as you go.

Selecting Nonadjacent Cells

You can select nonadjacent cells by holding down the Control key on Window (Comman key on a Mac), and clciking in the cells you want to select. You can also select nonadjacent rows and columns.

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Creating a Web Site
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Creating Basic Web Pages
Creating New Web Pages
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Add Paragraphs and Headings
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Formatting Text
Inserting Special Characters

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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
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