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Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

Additional Paragraph Formatting

Getting the text of your document positioned on a web page in the way you want may require some additional formatting. This document will detail the steps necessary to add paragraph formatting to your page by utilizing keyboard commands, menu options, and the Properties pane.

return to topAdjusting Paragraph Alignment

Dreamweaver offers four paragraph alignment options to select from: left, right, center, and justify.

Left: produces text that is vertically straight on the left-hand side of the paragraph

Right: produces text that is vertically straight on the right-hand side of the paragraph

Center: produces text that is not straight on either side of the paragraph, but is perfectly centered in your paragraph

Justify: produces text that is vertically straight on the left and right-hand sides of the paragraph

 

Adjusting Paragraph Alignment: Keyboard Option

  1. Place your insertion point in the paragraph you want formatted

  2. Press [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Shift] and
    1. To ALIGN left, press [L]
      To ALIGN right, press [R]
      To ALIGN center, press [C]
      To ALIGN justify, press [J]

Adjusting Paragraph Alignment: Menu Option

  1. Place your insertion point in the paragraph you want formatted

  2. From the Text menu, select Align » appropriate selection (Left, Center, Right, or Justify)

Adjusting Paragraph Alignment: Properties Pane

  1. Place your insertion point in the paragraph you are formatting

  2. In the Properties pane, click the appropriate alignment button
    Alignment buttons

return to topApplying Paragraph Indents

Dreamweaver provides a standard paragraph indent approximately equal to one half inch. This indent is also called a block quote.

Applying Paragraph Indents: Keyboard Option

  1. Place the insertion point in the paragraph you are formatting

  2. Press [Ctrl] + [Alt] +[]]
    The paragraph is indented.

  3. To further indent the paragraph, repeat step 2

  4. OPTIONAL: To reduce or eliminate a paragraph indent, press [Ctrl] + [Alt] +[[].
    Your paragraph will be outdented.

Applying Paragraph Indents: Menu Option

  1. Place your insertion point in the paragraph you are formatting

  2. From the Text menu, select Indent

  3. To further indent the paragraph, repeat step 2

  4. OPTIONAL: To reduce or eliminate a paragraph indent, from the Text menu, select Outdent

Applying Paragraph Indents: Properties Pane

  1. Place your insertion point in the paragraph you are formatting

  2. In the Properties pane, click TEXT INDENTText Indent

  3. To further indent the paragraph, repeat step 2

  4. OPTIONAL: To reduce or eliminate a paragraph indent, click TEXT OUTDENTText Outdent

return to topInserting Line Breaks

If you want to begin a new line, but not a new paragraph, you can insert a line break. Inserting a line break will move the insertion point from the line on which you are working to the very next line on the page without leaving a blank line between the two.

Inserting Line Breaks: Keyboard Option

  1. Place the insertion point where you would like to insert the line break

  2. Press [Shift] + [Enter]

Inserting Line Breaks: Menu Option

  1. Place the insertion point where you would like to insert the line break

  2. From the Insert menu, select HTML » Special Characters » Line Break

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