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Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

Additional Character Formatting

Certain parts of your document may require special characters. This document will detail the steps necessary to add special characters to your page by utilizing keyboard commands, menu options, and the Properties pane.

return to topAdding Special Characters

With Dreamweaver, you can insert special characters that are supported by HTML code. Examples include the copyright symbol ©, registered symbol ®, and characters unique to other languages (e.g., ñ).

Adding Special Characters: Presets

  1. Place your cursor at the desired insertion point

  2. From the Insert menu, select HTML » Special Characters » select the desired character
    The character appears at the insertion point.

Adding Special Characters: Other Characters

  1. Place your cursor at the desired insertion point

  2. From the Insert menu, select HTML » Special Characters » Other...
    The Insert Other Character dialog box appears.Insert Other Character dialog box

  3. Select the desired character

  4. Click OK
    Depending on your settings, a warning might appear; if so, click OK.
    The character appears at the insertion point.

return to topMaking Characters Subscript/Superscript

Dreamweaver allows you to make text either subscript or superscript. One method is to use the Code pane in the Split View and insert the appropriate HTML tags to make the text subscript or superscript. If you are unfamiliar with HTML code, a less intimidating method is to use the Design pane of the Split View to insert the appropriate HTML tags without having to work directly in the code.

Code View Design View
This is regular text. <sub>This is in Subscript.</sub> This is regular text. This is in Subscript.
This is regular text. <sup>This is in Superscript.</sup> This is regular text. This is in Superscript.

Making Characters Subscript/Superscript: Design View

This method is recommended if you are unfamiliar with HTML code.

  1. In the Design pane of the Split View, place your insertion point where you would like the subscript or superscript to appear

  2. From the Insert menu, select Tag...
    The Tag Chooser dialog box appears.
    Tag Chooser dialog box

  3. Select HTML tags

  4. From the list of tags on the right, select sub for subscript or sup for superscript.

  5. Click INSERT
    The Tag Editor dialog box appears.Tag Editor dialog box

  6. Under the General section, in the Content text box, type the text you would like to become superscript or subscript

  7. Click OK

  8. In the Tag Chooser dialog box, click CLOSE

  9. On the Document toolbar, click REFRESH DESIGN VIEWRefresh Design View button
    OR
    Press [F5]
    The Design pane will reflect the changes you have made.

Making Characters Subscript/Superscript: Code View

  1. From the Document toolbar, click SHOW CODE AND DESIGN VIEWSSplit view button

  2. Select the text you want subscript or superscript
    NOTE: This allows you to easily find the text in the code that you want to format.

  3. In the Code pane, at the beginning of the selected text, type <sub> for subscript or <sup> for superscript

  4. In the Code pane, after the desired text, type </sub> (subscript) or </sup> (superscript)
    NOTE: When there is an open tag (e.g., <sub>) and you type </ after your desired text, Dreamweaver will complete the tag (e.g., </sub>) automatically.

  5. On the Document toolbar, click REFRESH DESIGN VIEWRefresh Design View button
    OR
    Press [F5]
    The Design pane will reflect the changes you have made.

 

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