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Set Up a Basic Web Page in Dreamweaver MX 2004

Chapter Description

Never built a Web page before? No problem. Author J. Tarin Towers walks you through creating a simple Web page in Dreamweaver MX 2004 that uses tables, links, images, and text. She also shows you how to adjust properties of a page, including the title and page background, as well as how to select and use colors in Dreamweaver.

Saving Your Work

If you're creating more than just an afternoon's entertainment, you'll want to save the work you do to the Web pages you make.

To save the current page

  1. From the Document window menu bar, select File > Save, or press Ctrl+S (Command+S). The Save As dialog box will appear ( Figures 3.47 and 3.48 ).

    Figure 3.47 Type a filename for your Web page in the File name text box, then click on Save to save it. Dreamweaver will prompt you to save your file within the currently open local site.


    Figure 3.48 The Mac view of the Save As dialog box.

  2. Make sure you select the correct folder in which you want to store the file. Dreamweaver will automatically prompt you to save the folder within your currently open local site, if you've defined one (see Chapter 2), but do double-check the folder you're saving in so you can find your file again.
  3. Type a name for your file in the File name text box. The name should not include any spaces, but you can use underscores (as in main_page.html).
  4. Click Save. The dialog box will close, and you'll return to the Document window.

To save all open files

  1. From the Document window menu bar, select File > Save All.
  2. All the named files that have been changed since the last time you saved will be saved now.
  3. A Save As dialog box will appear for any open files that have not been named and saved. Save any files you need to save.
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