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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 a Copy of a File

If you want to use a page as the basis for another, similar page, you can save a copy of the page with a different filename.

To save a copy of a page

  1. Open the page in the Document window, if it's not there already.
  2. From the Document window menu bar, select File > Save As. The Save As dialog box will appear ( Figure 3.51 ).

    Figure 3.51 You use the same Save As dialog box to save a copy of a file as you do to save it in the first place. In this figure, we're saving the file press.html as press2.html, so we'll have two versions of the same file.

  3. Type a new filename for the new page in the File name text box.
  4. Click on Save. The Save As dialog box will close and return you to the Document window.

The Document window will now display the copy of the file, as indicated by the filename in the Document window's title bar.

To close a page

  • Click on the close box (or close button), or select File > Close from the Document window's menu bar.

Occasionally, you may open a page, make a few changes, and realize that something has gone horribly wrong. Or you may be fooling around with a document you have no intention of saving. In those instances, you can close without saving the changes.

To close without saving

  1. From the Document window menu bar, select File > Close. A dialog box will appear asking you if you want to save your changes ( Figure 3.52 ).

    Figure 3.52 To close a file (such as a template, for example) without saving the changes, click on No when this dialog box appears.

  2. Click No. The dialog box and the page will close.
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