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Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

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Edit Menu

The Edit menu applies common document changes like copying and pasting:

  • Undo. Undoes the most recent change made to your document. You can choose this command repeatedly to move progressively backwards through your changes, even after you've saved the document.

  • Redo (Repeat). Restores whatever changes you just made by using the Undo command. Selecting Redo multiple times moves you progressively forward through changes you've undone. If you've just performed an operation other than Undo, Repeat instead of Redo will appear. This lets you repeat the last action. For example, if you just pressed Delete, the Repeat command presses it again.

  • Cut. Deletes the selected text or objects from the document and copies them to the invisible Macintosh or Windows Clipboard so they can be pasted elsewhere. (The Clipboard holds only one selection at a time.)

  • Copy. Copies the selected text or object to the Clipboard so it can be pasted elsewhere—without disturbing the original.

  • Paste. Places the most recent selection from the Clipboard into your document at the insertion point.

  • Paste Special. Opens the Paste Special window, which lets you choose how you wish to paste the Clipboard into your document. Options range from Text Only for just plain text to increasingly more elaborate options, which force Dreamweaver to attempt to preserve various levels of formatting. For example, preserving styles, bold, italics, bulleted lists, and so on.

  • Clear. Deletes the selected text or objects from the ...

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