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Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

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Insert Menu

The Insert menu adds selected page elements to the document at the insertion point's position. The commands listed here correspond to the buttons on the Objects panel:

  • Tag. Opens the Tag Chooser window, which provides access to all the tags—not only HTML, but any tag Dreamweaver has stored in its Tag Library (see entry under the Edit menu on Section B.2). You can insert any tag and set any of its properties from this window. However, Dreamweaver doesn't make sure you're inserting the tag correctly, so you should understand HTML (or the tag language you're using) before trying this option.

  • Image. Inserts an image file, such as a JPEG or GIF, into the document. The Select Image Source window appears and lets you navigate to the file you want on your hard drive. You can choose to make the URL for the file relative to either the document or the Site Root.

  • Image Object. Lets you insert placeholder graphics, rollover images, navigation bars, or HTML from Fireworks. These options are discussed in Chapter 5.

  • Media. Inserts other types of media files, including Flash, Shockwave, Generator Applets, Plug-ins, and Active X. In most cases, the standard Select File window appears, which you can use to navigate to the desired file. This menu also lets you insert Flash text, Flash buttons, and the Image Viewer Flash element described on Section 12.1.2.9.

  • Table. Inserts a new table into the document. The Insert Table dialog box appears and lets you format the table by specifying the ...

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