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Dreamweaver in a Nutshell by Bruce A. Epstein, Heather Williamson

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Tabular Data

Dreamweaver 4 can import, export, sort, and format tabular data as described in the following sections.

Importing and Exporting Tabular Data

Use File Import Import Tabular Data or the Insert Tabular Data icon on the Objects panel to import and format tabular data from a text file. Entries should be delimited by tabs, commas, semicolons, colons, or another delimiting character. The Import Table Data dialog box, shown in Figure 3-15, has the settings listed in Table 3-3.

The Import Table Data dialog box

Figure 3-15. The Import Table Data dialog box

Table 3-3. Import Table Data dialog box options

Option

Description

Data File

Selects any file from the local hard drive or network.

Delimiter

Identifies the column delimiter in the file to be imported: Tab (the default), Comma, Semicolon, Colon, or Other.

Table Width

Sets the width of the overall table. The Fit to Data option adjusts the size of the table to the information being imported; the Set option sets the width to a fixed pixel size or as a percentage of the browser window.

Cell Padding

Sets the margin, in pixels, between the border of the cell and the cell contents.

Cell Spacing

Sets the amount of space, in pixels, between adjacent cells.

Format Top Row

Specifies formatting for the top row of the table (i.e., column headings). The options are No Formatting, Bold, Italic, or Bold Italic.

Border

Sets the width, in pixels, of the border ...

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