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Using Paste Special

Dreamweaver’s Paste Special command in the Edit menu gives you a variety of options that control the way formatted content is pasted into Dreamweaver’s Design view.

You will probably use the Paste Special command most often when pasting in text from Microsoft Word or Excel to maintain the formatting that the text had in those programs red_circle_a.jpg. Text pasted in from Excel can appear in Dreamweaver as a formatted table, which saves you a lot of time and effort.

The Paste Special options include:

To use Paste Special:

  1. Select the text you want to cut or copy.

    The text will usually be in a different application than Dreamweaver.

  2. Cut or copy the text.
  3. Switch to Dreamweaver, and click to set the insertion point where you want the text to appear.
  4. Choose Edit > Paste Special, or press Ctrl-Shift-V (Cmd-Shift-V).

    The Paste Special dialog appears red_circle_f.jpg.

  5. In the dialog, click the radio button next to the paste option you want.
  6. Click OK.

    The text pastes in according to the option you selected.

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