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Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

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Window Menu

This menu controls which panels and windows are visible or hidden at the moment. (A checkmark in the menu denotes open panels.)

  • Insert. Opens the Insert bar, from which you can insert various types of objects (such as images, layers, or forms) into your document. The Insert bar also contains options for switching between Layout and Standard table views, and accessing options for dynamic Web pages.

  • Properties. Opens the Property inspector, where you can edit the relevant properties for a selected object. The options in the Property inspector depend on which page element's selected.

  • CSS Styles. Opens the CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) Styles panel, from which you can define and edit CSS styles, or apply existing ones to selected text.

  • Layers. Opens the Layers panel, which lists all the layers created using Dreamweaver's layer tool, or all absolutely positioned elements. See Chapter 8 for more details.

  • Behaviors. Opens the Behaviors panel, which lets you associate behaviors (such as swapping images in a rollover or checking for needed plug-ins) to selected page elements (see Chapter 11).

  • Databases. Opens the Databases panel for working with dynamic Web sites. This panel lets you connect your site to a database, view the structure of a database, and even preview data currently stored in the database.

  • Bindings. Opens the Bindings panel, which lets you create database queries for working with dynamic sites. In addition, the panel displays and lets you add dynamic data to a Web ...

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