DREAMWEAVER – WORKING WITH TEXT

Objectives of this Tutorial

Generally: To import text into a page and create and apply HTML styles.

Specifically: On completion of this section, you will be able to:

  • Import text from a plain text file
  • Import an HTML document created in MS Word
  • Create and apply HTML styles

You will often need to take existing HTML files and/or text to use in your website. Text can be copied and pasted from a document using the Windows Clipboard or you can import the contents of a plain text (.TXT) file.

You can also open HTML files created in Microsoft Word. Dreamweaver offers you the option to “clean up” any application-specific coding or formatting.

Importing Text and HTML

To open a plain text file

  • From the File menu, select Open… (SpeedKey: Ctrl + O)

The Open dialogue box is displayed.

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Open dialogue box

  • Select the plain text file
  • Click Open

A new page is created and the text is displayed on that page.

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Plain text as it appears on a new page

To copy and paste text

  • Open the original document and select the text to use
  • From the Edit menu, select Copy (SpeedKey: Ctrl + C)
  • Switch to the web page and click where you want to put the text
  • From the Edit menu, select Paste (SpeedKey: Ctrl + V)

The text is pasted. If the text was formatted, any formatting is removed.

To open an HTML document created in MS Word

  • From the File menu, select Import then Import Word HTML…

The Select Word HTML File to Import dialogue box is displayed.

  • Select the HTML file and click Open

The Clean Up Word HTML dialogue box is displayed.

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Clean Up Word HTML dialogue box

  • De-select options as appropriate, then click OK

Continued…