Selecting table elements

Selecting table elements

You can select an entire table, row, or column at once. You can also select one or more individual cells.

When you move your pointer over a table, row, column, or cell, Dreamweaver highlights all the cells in that selection so that you know exactly which cells will be selected if you click the selection. This is useful when you have tables without borders, cells that span multiple columns or rows, or nested tables. You can change the highlight color in preferences.

To change the highlight color for selecting table elements:

  1. Select Edit > Preferences (Windows) or Dreamweaver > Preferences (Macintosh).

    The Preferences dialog box appears.

  2. Select Highlighting from the category list on the left.
  3. Make either of the following changes:
    • To change the highlighting color for table elements, click the Mouse-over color box, then select a highlight color using the color picker (or enter the hexadecimal value for the highlight color in the text box).

      For information about using the color picker, see Working with colors.

    • To enable or disable highlighting for table elements, select or deselect the Show checkbox for Mouse-over.
  4. Click OK.

This section covers the following topics:

  • Selecting a table
  • Selecting rows or columns
  • Selecting cells

Related topics

  • Formatting tables and cells
  • Resizing tables, columns, and rows
  • Copying, pasting, and deleting cells

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