Creating and Opening Documents

Creating and Opening Documents

Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 offers a flexible environment for working with a variety of web design and development documents. In addition to HTML documents, you can create and open a variety of text-based documents, including CFML, ASP, JavaScript, and CSS. Dreamweaver also supports source code files, such as Visual Basic, .NET, C#, and Java.

Dreamweaver provides several options for creating a new document. You can create any of the following:

  • A new blank document or template
  • A document based on one of the predesigned page layouts included with Dreamweaver
  • A document based on one of your existing templates

Other document options are also available. For example, if you typically work with one type of document, you can set it as the default document type for new pages you create.

In Dreamweaver, you can easily define document properties, such as meta tags, document title, and background colors, and several other page properties in either the Design view or Code view.

This chapter contains the following sections:

Creating new documents

Saving a new document

Setting a default new document type

Setting the default file extension of new HTML documents

Opening existing documents

Cleaning up Microsoft Word HTML files

Getting Started with Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver Basics
Exploring the Workspace
Setting Up a Dreamweaver Site
Working with Dreamweaver Sites
Laying Out Pages
Adding Content to Pages
Working with Page Code
Preparing to Build Dynamic Sites
Making Pages Dynamic
Developing Applications Rapidly