Tutorial Dreamweaver - Working with Text

Adding Text

To add text to your document:

  • Type text directly into the Document window.

Formatting Text

To change font characteristics:

  1. Select the text. If no text is selected, the change applies to subsequent text you type.
  2. Choose from the following options:
  • To change the font, choose a font combination from the Property inspector or from the Text > Font submenu.
  • To change the font style, click Bold or Italic in the Property inspector, or choose a font style from the Text > Style submenu.
  • To change the font size, choose a size (1 through 7) from the Property inspector or from the Text > Size submenu.
  • To increase or decrease the size of selected text, choose a relative size (+ or - 1 to + or - 7) from the Property inspector or from either the Text > Size Increase or Text > Size Decrease menu.

To change the color of the text:

  1. Select the text.
  2. Choose from the following options:
  • Choose a color from the palette of browser-safe colors by clicking the color box in the Property inspector.
  • Choose Text > Color. The system Color Picker dialog appears. Select a color and click OK.
  • To define the default text color, use the Modify > Page Properties command.

To align text:

  1. Select the text you want to align.
  2. Click an alignment option (Left, Right, or Center) in the property inspector, or choose Text > Alignment and choose an alignment command.

To center elements:

  1. Select the element (image, plug-in, table, or other page element) you want to center.
  2. Choose Text > Alignment > Center.

To indent text and remove indention:

  1. Select the desired text.
  2. Click the Indent or Outdent button in the Property inspector, choose Text > Indent or Outdent, or choose List > Indent or Outdent from the context menu.


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