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Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

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Commands Menu

You can use the Commands menu to apply advanced features to your Dreamweaver document. Some menu items, such as the Record commands, eliminate repetitive tasks; others, such as the Clean Up HTML command, fix common problems in a single sweep:

  • Start/Stop Recording. Records a series of actions that can then be reapplied to other parts of the document (Chapter 18). When you select the Start Recording command, Dreamweaver records each of your actions until you choose Stop Recording. Note that Dreamweaver only retains one recorded command at a time.

  • Play Recorded Command. Reapplies the most recently recorded command.

  • Edit Command List. Opens a list of all saved commands. You can rename the commands or delete them permanently.

  • Get More Commands. Opens the Macromedia Exchange for Dreamweaver Web site in a new browser window so that you can search for and download new extensions or commands. Extensions are downloaded to your Extension Manager (see Chapter 19).

  • Manage Extensions. Opens the Extension Manager, a program that lets you manage extensions you download from the Macromedia Exchange Web site (Chapter 19). The Extension Manager helps you install, delete, and selectively disable extensions.

  • Apply Source Formatting. Changes you make to Dreamweaver's HTML source formatting (which is defined in the Preferences window and the SourceFormat.txt file) apply only to newly created documents. This command, on the other hand, offers a way to apply these formatting preferences to ...

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