Dreamweaver CS4: The Missing Manual

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Page 17
last paragraph

There is a reference in the last paragraph for a registration site: http://tinyurl.com/yo82k3 that produces the an alert from Zone Alarm indicating the site is dangerous and has been known to be a source of spyware. Needless to say i did authorize my computer to continue there.

Note from the Author or Editor:
The problem is not with the O'Reilly site, but with the tinyurl service which shortens long web addresses. I guess Zone Alarm has flagged tinyurl as a hazard because it has been used to provide links to other sites with spyware. However, you can avoid tinyurl entirely by visiting: https://epoch.oreilly.com/register/default.orm

Chad Langhans  Mar 08, 2009  Apr 01, 2009
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Page 31
bullet point "The Workspace switcher..."

bullet point refers reader to a discussion of creating custom workspaces on p24, but there is no discussion of creating custom workspaces on p24.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Page 31, fourth bullet point: "as discussed on page 24" should be "as discussed on page 34"

Conor Rafferty  Jul 02, 2009 
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Page 33
Heading mid-page

Floating 'pfsanls'

Note from the Author or Editor:
Headline at middle of page 33 should read "Floating Panels" NOT "Floating pfsanels"

Russ Wolfe  Jan 31, 2009  Apr 01, 2009
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Page 52
step 15

At the end of step 15, the text "you gave in step 12" should be "you gave in step 13."

James Welch  May 15, 2009  Jun 01, 2009
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Page 52
steps 12, 14, 15

On page 50, Figure 1-20 has a callout for the Workspace switcher. At the top of page 50, Step 5 refers to the "Workspace switcher". But on page 52, steps 12, 14, and 15, each step refers to "Layout switcher", a different name for what apparently is the Workspace switcher. Also, by putting both these terms in quotes, most users would expect the text to appear exactly as quoted on the screen, but as far as I can tell the only place the text appears is the callout in Figure 1-20. So, I would suggest consistently using the term Workspace switcher as well as removing the quotes.

James Welch  May 15, 2009  Jun 01, 2009
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Page 58
Phase 4: 1.

... from the Image s/b Images, select Image

Note from the Author or Editor:
Step 1 on page 58 should read: On the Insert panel's Common category, from the Images menu, select Image

jobrien67  Oct 17, 2009 
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Page 62
last paragraph

in step 13 we should be seeing "gold shields" to indicate that there are line breaks in the pasted text. There is a note in the last paragraph telling us to go back to page 49 if we don't see them but no mention of the fact that View > Visual Aids > Invisible Elements must be turned on. I started with the book and a fresh, default install of DWCS4 and the view option (on a Mac) sees to be OFF. It should be mentioned either here, or on page 49.

Tom Stratton  Apr 02, 2009 
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Page 76
"Power User's Clinic" Grey-Bar, 2nd paragraph

The book converted all the quotes (single and double, opening and closing) to closing quotes.

Tom Stratton  Apr 04, 2009  Jun 01, 2009
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Page 77
First sentence of second paragraph under Multiple Spaces header

The sentence "Therefore, a line like "Beware of llama," with several spaces between each word ..." needs more space between the words to make sense--more like "Beware of llama."

James Welch  May 17, 2009  Jun 01, 2009
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Page 78
3rd Bullet

"like this" should be "l i k e t h i s".

Brent Saba, PE-ME/MT  Oct 12, 2009 
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Page 82
The box at the top of page

If you want Dreamweaver to apply the same setting each time you use the Paste Special command, click the Paste Preferences button. This opens the Preferences window. Select whatever settings-Basic formatting, for example-that you want Dreamweaver to apply every time you use the Paste Special command should be change to If you want Dreamweaver to override the default behavior of Ctrl+V shortcut(for example, Ctrl+V text copied from word , by default, will use the 3rd setting of the Paste Special commands, and you wish to override that) , click the Paste Preferences button. This opens the Preferences window. Select whatever settings-Full formatting, for example-that you want Dreamweaver to apply every time you use the Edit->Paste (Ctrl+V) command

Note from the Author or Editor:
Last sentence of 2nd to last paragraph (beginning with "(If you want..") should read: (If you want to make your Paste Special selection the default setting in Dreamweaver, click the Paste Preferences button to open the Preferences Window. Choose the setting you want -- for example, "Text with full structure and formatting"--and click OK to make that choice the default setting for the Paste Special command.)

Yi Shui Yuan  Feb 07, 2009  Apr 01, 2009
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Page 89
Top of page

The command to check spelling is under the Commands menu, not the Text menu, in CS4. Should read: 2. Choose Commands > Check Spelling (or press Shift + F7).

Anonymous  Jun 17, 2009 
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Page 91
Frequently Asked Question box 2nd sentence from bottom in left column

The second to last sentence from the bottom of the left hand column under

Anonymous  Aug 20, 2009 
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Page 91
FAC, left column, 2nd to last line in column

change gsoing to going.

Brent Saba, PE-ME/MT  Oct 12, 2009 
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Page 95
Figure 3-2

The text associated with figure 3-2 tells us that certain options in the diagram are labeled in bold. None of the labels are bold and some are italic.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Figure 3-2 text is wrong should read: The Properties Inspector in Dreamweaver CS4 has changed significantly from earlier versions. Now the Inspector is divided into two sections--HTML for adding and modifying HTML tags and CSS for creating simple CSS styles to format text.

Tom Stratton  Apr 04, 2009 
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Page 124
3rd paragraph (below the tip)

The third sentence states:

Note from the Author or Editor:
3rd paragraph (paragraph below first tip) on page 124, third sentence should begin: "If your page has three Heading 2 (<h2>) paragraphs..."

Ken Larsen  Aug 16, 2009 
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Page 127
FAQ, column 2, second-last line

"...how to create one of these uber, sitewide external style sheets" Correct version: "...how to create one of these über, sitewide external style sheets" (umlaut on the "u" in "über").

Dr_Pete  Nov 03, 2009 
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Page 144
2nd paragraph

Third sentence in 2nd paragraph (Word Spacing), which starts, "If you want words in a sentence to be spaced apart like this, then type..." The "like this" portion should be spaced apart to illustrate the effect, but the spacing is normal.

Note from the Author or Editor:
SHould read "spaced apart like this" (with 4 spaces instead of one between each word.

Anonymous  Apr 15, 2009  Jun 01, 2009
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Page 148
Cascading Style Sheets Tutorial

end of 2nd line ...following pages: : s/b .

Note from the Author or Editor:
page 148, paragraph following "Cascading Style Sheets Tutorial" headline, second line should end in period not colon: "...covered on the following pages."

jobrien67  Oct 20, 2009 
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Page 156
Step #4

"...from the Weight menu, from the Font-Weight menu," should just be "...from the Font-Weight menu,"

Steve Pribyl  Mar 11, 2009  Apr 01, 2009
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Page 163
4th paragraph, line 8

"Root-relative links always begins with..." should read: "Root-relative links always begin with..."

Dr_Pete  Nov 03, 2009 
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Page 170
Note: line 3

"The tutorial at the end of this chapter has an example of this on page 195." That should be "...on page 197."

Dr_Pete  Nov 03, 2009 
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Page 182
last paragraph, line 5

"In that case, you can create a class style (page 113)." That should be "...(page 114)."

Dr_Pete  Nov 03, 2009 
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Page 182
Third paragraph, line 5

"In addition, you can add a border (page 231)..." Page 213 does not mention adding a border.

Note from the Author or Editor:
page 213 should read page 231

Dr_Pete  Nov 03, 2009 
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Page 182
Last paragraph, line 1

"To format the general look of all links, create a tag style (page 113)..." That should be "...(page 115)."

Dr_Pete  Nov 03, 2009 
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Page 187
Last paragraph

It says: "...(on a vertical menu bar the up arrow moves the button to the left, while the down arrow moves the button to the right)." I think it should say "...(on a horizontal menu bar...)."

Note from the Author or Editor:
should say "(on a horizontal menu bar the up arrow moves the button to the left, while the down arrow moves the button to the right)."

Luis Herrero  Jan 07, 2009  Apr 01, 2009
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Page 189
Power Users' Clinic, column 2, paragraph 2, last line

"...(turn to page 126 for a refresher on applying class styles)." That should be "...page 122..."

Dr_Pete  Nov 03, 2009 
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Page 202
item 19

"shop folder" should be "about folder"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Last sentence of Step 19 on page 202 should read: ""Label it Facilities and link to facilities.html in the about folder."

Anonymous  Apr 16, 2009  Jun 01, 2009
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Page 229
Box on "Watch Those Resize Handles!", 1st Paragraph

End of first paragraph states: "...appear on the right edge, bottom edge, and lower-right corner, as circled in the illustration." Though I understand the resize handles referred to here, I can't find the referenced illustration. I don't see any resize handles circled in any figures in Chapter 6. This could cause confusion with those new to web-design/Dreamweaver.

Note from the Author or Editor:
delete "as circled in the illustration"

Scott B.  Dec 04, 2009 
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Page 238-239
Bottom section of 238

This is a comment, not an error. I'm a Photoshop ACI and author (betatested Photoshop since version 7).I'm going through your excellent book to attempt to pass the DW ACE exam. The Brightness/Contrast command in Photoshop has, until recently, been avoided because it damages images so badly by failing to lock down the highlight and shadow ends of the image's tonal range. Adobe fixed this in CS3, and I no longer tell folks to avoid B/C at all costs (I used to make them take a pledge). So, what code did Adobe use for the B/c in Dreamweaver CS4? Unfortunately the old, horrible code. I recommend that you encourage your readers to use their B/C corrections very sparingly, if at all. Much better to adjust tones in Photoshop or Fireworks.

Anonymous  Jun 18, 2009 
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Page 253
Step 4

'In the top right' should be changed to 'In the top left'

Note from the Author or Editor:
'In the top right' should be changed to 'In the top left'

Lou Hosta  Jan 19, 2009  Apr 01, 2009
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Page 266
Step 6, 2nd para, 3rd line

"Pixels" should be "pixels". The case in the documentation should conform to the actual case in the GUI.

Southwest Detroit  Oct 04, 2009 
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Page 269, 270
Expanded Tables Mode section

Errors 1, 2, 3, and 4: "Table" should be "Tables" in (a) the first-level subhead, (b & c) paragraph 1, lines 4 and 7, and (d) paragraph 2, line 1. (This particular error is commonly made by several authors elsewhere.) Error 5: "Expanded Tables" should be "Expanded Tables Mode" in paragraph 1, line 7. Error 6: "catory" should be "category" in paragraph 3. (How could this instance elude a spell checker?)

Gary Schnabl  Oct 04, 2009 
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Page 296
11.

11. should start with "Choose File>Save All;Press F12...

jobrien67  Oct 20, 2009 
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Page 316
Figure 8-9

In the 2 diagrammes of CSS Styles, the 'Current' button should be clicked, not the 'All' button, as in figure 8-10 on page 319

Note from the Author or Editor:
Figure 8-9, first sentence of figure should be: "Two views of the Styles panel's Current view--the Property Information pane (top) and the Cascade pane (bottom) -- are mostly the same."

Anonymous  Jan 22, 2010 
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Page 330
Middle of 1st paragraph

"Theses layout files..." should be "These layout files..."

Steve Pribyl  Mar 18, 2009  Jun 01, 2009
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Page 383
13. & 15.

13.... click the box s/b Box

Note from the Author or Editor:
page 383, step 13, second sentence should be "Click the Box category..." (capital B in Box) Same for step 15, second sentence.

jobrien67  Oct 20, 2009 
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Page 385
1.

1. ...click the Attach External Style Sheet - remove External also Figure 9-27 (P.378) (Mouse rollover displays "Attach Style Sheet" Being new to DW I wasted time trying to find Attach External Style Sheet Attach External Style Sheet only appears in form after you click

Note from the Author or Editor:
Page 385, step 1 should read, "In the CSS Style panel, click the Attach Style Sheet button (see Figure 9-27)."

jobrien67  Oct 20, 2009 
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Page 393
Figure 10-1

The figure does not show the Code rewriting preferences dialog box which the caption refers to.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Figure 10-1 incorrectly displays Google's home page--not the Dreamweaver preferences window. You can see the correct image at http://www.sawmac.com/missing/dwcs4/code_prefs.png

Graeme Churchard  Mar 13, 2009  Apr 01, 2009
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Page 417
1st paragraph, starting under the grey box

Explained here is how to install the comparison tool on a mac. It is said that you should use the browse button to point Dreamweaver to the usr/bin folder. This folder is normally invisible from the finder. By using the "browse" button it should become visible. It may be good to notice that the usr folder will remain invisible *unless* you are logged in as an administrator. However, preferences set as an administrator will be gone when you log in under a (different) useraccount. A solution is to log in under your own account, make hidden files visible in the Finder with a tool like Tinkertool. Point Dreamweaver to usr/bin/twdiff and then set the hidden files back to invisible. Now you can use the comparison tool in Dreamweaver.

Anonymous  Mar 30, 2009 
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Page 444
Step 6, 1st Paragraph

"Dreamweaver puts each radio button in the group..." and "...whether ir uses a table--one radio button per row." This section is on Check Boxes, not Radio Buttons. So, is should say "check box" where it states "radio button" in this paragraph.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Step 6, paragraph immediately after step, first sentence should read: "Dreamweaver puts each checkbox in the group on its own line." Last sentence of that paragraph should end "...one checkbox per row."

Scott B.  Feb 05, 2010 
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Page 488
Step 10

The end of step 10 says, "...turn on the Change checkbox. The Property inspector should look like Figure 11-35." The Change checkbox is NOT checked in the picture.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Figure 11-35 should have a check in the "Change" checkbox.

Scott Mumford  Mar 31, 2009 
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Page 770
section 7

The instructions are confusing.. Select the Headline and paragraph immediately following it a the top of the page and choose Edit > Select All;... If we follow this instruction the intended result is NOT acheived - we paste the entire contents of the file tips1_text.html into the Title editable region. I think that the problem can be fixed by removing the "choose Edit > Select All;" portion of this sentence.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Step 7 on page 770 should begin: "Select the headline and paragraph immediately following it at the top of the page and choose Edit > Copy.

Tom Stratton  May 25, 2009  Jun 01, 2009
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Page 822
First paragraph after "Setting Up a Testing Server"

Sentence reads: "Don't worry, it's a lost easier than it may sound." Word usage of: "lost" instead of: lot

PALsr  May 14, 2009  Jun 01, 2009
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Page 824
Second and third paragraphs under "Setting Up Dreamweaver"

At the bottom of the second paragraph and the top of the third paragraph under "Setting Up Dreamweaver" the folder to be copied is referred to as "cosmo_store" instead of "cosmo_shop".

Bill Schulz  Feb 22, 2009  Apr 01, 2009
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Page 827
last paragraph

When describing the path of the cosmo_shop folder on a Windows machine, the book shows the path as "C:\xampp\cosmo_shop;" and I believe that it should be "C:\xampp\htdocs\cosmo_shop;".

David Watkins  Feb 11, 2009  Apr 01, 2009
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Page 837
4th paragraph - Item #14.

Item 14 discusses the need to "flush" the new permissions to get them recognized. However, the figure referenced in the text (Figure 22-8) shows a MAMPP home page (instead of the XAMPP page I am using). On my XAMPP home page, there is no "Reload Priveldges" link that I can see. Perhaps the current version (3.1.1) does not require flushing the new permissions?

Note from the Author or Editor:
The latest version of PHP MyAdmin does not have a "Reload Privileges" link...well, it does, but it's hidden. You can find it by clicking the "Privileges" tab then scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking the "reload the privileges" link. Alternatively, you can just click the SQL tab at the top of the page and type "FLUSH PRIVILEGES;" in the "Run SQL Query" box, then click the "Go" button in the bottom right of the page.

David Watkins  Feb 11, 2009 
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Page 894
3rd Step, #8

8. Repeat step 7 for the following items in the Products table: ProductName, price, inventory, description, image The actual order of the table is: ProductName, price, description, inventory, image. I missed the description in the table, and had to start over for "Filling in the Detail" on page 896. This is just a minor thing.

Note from the Author or Editor:
8. Repeat step 7 for the following items in the Products table: ProductName, price, description, inventory, image.

Thomas M. Harrigan  May 17, 2009  Jun 01, 2009
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Page 901
top of page, step 1

"Open the index.php page." Probably should be the product page instead? The tutorial worked with the product page but definitely did not work with the index page (following the tutorials steps.)

mLamb  Feb 02, 2010 
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Page 942
Step 2

(if you installed the extension described on page 882,... The extension is described on page 884

Anonymous  Jan 25, 2010 
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Page 949
#4 Creating the Delete page.

Drag the "productName" column from the bindings panel and drop it into the document window, just to the right of of the text "Product to delete". This should read "Record to delete"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Page 949, last sentence of step 4 should end "...just ot the right of the text 'Record to delete'"

Thomas M. Harrigan  Jan 03, 2010 
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Page 950
#5 Creating the Delete page.

Click the empty space just below the name of the product. This should say: Click the empty space just below "Record to delete".

Note from the Author or Editor:
Page 950: Step 5 should read "Click the empty line below where you just added the product name. Choose Insert -> Form -> Form."

thomas M. Harrigan  Jan 03, 2010 
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Page 952
#19 Creating the Delete page.

In the Property inspector, click the "Browse for File" button. Since we haven't left the Delete Record behavior pictured on page 951, we wouldn't be in the "Property Inspector" #19 should probably say: In the "After deleting go to:" field, click the browse button. In the root folder (cosmo_store), navigate to and select the file index.php. #20 Click ok or choose, then ok.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Page 952, Step 19: Remove "In the Propery inspector" Sentence should begin "Click the 'Browser for 'File' button.

thomas M. Harrigan  Jan 03, 2010