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Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

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Modify Menu

You can use the commands in the Modify menu to adjust the properties of common document objects: links, tables, and layers, for example:

  • Page Properties. Opens the Page Properties window, where you can specify document-wide attributes—such as the page title, background and link colors, page margins, and background image—or select a tracing image to use as a reference for designing the page.

  • Template Properties. Opens the Template Properties window, where you can modify settings for various template features, such as controlling the visibility of optional regions, the properties of editable attributes, and the values of any template expressions you've created. Only available when working on a template-based page, as described in Chapter 17.

  • Selection Properties. When this item is selected (as indicated by a checkmark in the menu), the Properties Inspector palette's on the screen; you use it to edit the current settings for selected page elements. The list of options displayed in the Properties window changes according to what type of page element is selected. This item has the same effect as choosing Properties from the Window menu.

  • CSS Styles. Controls the display of the CSS Styles Panel. A checkmark tells you that the panel's open. This item has the same effect as choosing CSS Styles from the Window menu.

  • Edit Tag. Opens a dialog box with detailed options for the HTML tag that's active in the current document. This advanced feature is for the true HTML geek—it gives ...

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