The History folder stores a list of past actions. Using these, you can crease
macros to perform a sequence of tasks. This can be useful to carry out the same
actions across multiple pages. on the History palette, select the steps that you
carried out. Click on the floppy icon on the bottom right coroner of the
palette. Enter a name for the command and click OK. This name will appear on the
Commons menu for reusing in the future. if you want to reapply the action only
once, click on the Replay button the the bottom left of the History window.
Layers to tables
Positioning of elements on a page is easier using layers than table. however, it
is better to use tables to allow older browsers to view these pages. however,
you don't need to stat working with tables. you can create your page using
layers and convert them to tables later. Create your page and click on Modify >
Layout Mode > convert Layers to Table. Select the appropriate layout options and
click OK. You ca also click on File > Convert > 3.0 Browser Compatible to
achieve the same.
Maintaining formatting rules for your code can be useful for locating and
updating later. To set formatting preferences, open Edit > Preferences > HTML
Format. setup your formatting preferences such as indents, case attributes, etc.
and click on OK. To correct existing code, click on Commands > Apply Source
Check broken links
Dreamweaver can automatically check for broken links on your site. Open File >
Check Links. Dreamweaver will scan though all the web pages within the open site
and display a list of any broken links that it fines in a dialog box. Double
click the links within this dialog box to jump directly to the broken link.
Too many toolboxes can not only cutter your screen, they also take up valuable
screen area. to arrange these neatly, click on Window > Arrange Floating
Palettes. You can also group palettes together to save precious screen space by
dragging and dropping them onto one another. This will arrange all the palettes
neatly with in on tabbed box.
In spite of Dreamweaver's powerful HTML editing features, sometimes you just
have to enter HTML code directly. Dreamweaver is bundled with a built-in raw
HTML Editor. The HTML Source Inspector, as it is called, if loaded in the
background when ever a document is opened, Apart from just viewing the source,.
you can also view the code changed as changed are made to the document and vice
versa. click on Window > HTML Source to bring up the editor.
Improve the look of your pages with image rollover effects. To insert a rollover
image, click Insert > Rollover Image and specify the images that appear in
normal and mouse-over views. Dreamweaver will insert both images as well as the
script to cycle the images depending on the mouse movements.
Use Dreamweaver's History window to undo all changes as well as keep track of
changed made. Click on Window > History to view the History window is it is not
open. By default, only the last fifty changes are stored. You can increase Edit
> Preferences. Under the General tab, enter the number of Maximum Number of
History of steps means more memory used. saving your files regular can avoid
building a hude undo list.
Default Image Editor
If your images are nested deep within your site, finding and editing them can be
quiet frustrating. Instead, open the image from within Dreamweaver. Click on Edit
> Preferences > External Editors. Select the file extension you need to edit and
add the editor for it by clicking on the + button. the next time you edit and
image, it is opened with in this editor and it updated within Dreamweaver once
changed are made.