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Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Killer Tips: Maximum Acceleration

Be the envy of all your friends when you master Macromedia Dreamweaver MX using this guide. Well, that envy part may never happen, but look at the smattering of 28 quick tips to help make your efforts in Dreamweaver MX even more simple.
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Two web developer guys meet for lunch one Tuesday afternoon. "I need a vacation. Everything lately has been work, work, work...", complains the first guy. The second guy says, "I know the feeling. I can't wait until next month. I'm going to Jamaica for a couple of weeks." The other developer responds, "Hey, that's not fair. You work on as many sites as I do. How can you afford to take the time off?" The second guy, looks down and notices Dreamweaver MX Killer Tips sticking out of his briefcase and quickly pushes the briefcase under the table and—with a very big grin—he then replies, "I must work faster than you do." During lunch, the first guy gripes about typical web development woes while the second guy just smiles and nods.

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BRINGING IN SEPARATE PARAGRAPHS FROM WORD

How many times has this happened to you? You highlight a bunch of paragraphs in Word and copy 'em. Switch to Dreamweaver and click paste. Yikes! All your nicely laid out paragraphs come in as one big block. Truth is, you haven't lost all your formatting—Dreamweaver interprets a single paragraph return as a line-break tag, <br>. Two returns, however, are changed to paragraph tags. So the moral is this: If you're copying multiple paragraphs from your word processing document, make sure your paragraphs are separated by two returns.

Bonus Tip! Change a <br> tag to a surrounding <p> in one move: With Invisible Elements turned on, select the <br> symbol and press Enter (Return)—the line-break is gone and the text is now wrapped in a paragraph tag.

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