There are several
ways to place text on your page: 1) Just start typing, 2) Cut and paste from
someplace where the desired text already exists, 3) Save your word processor
file as an HTM or HTML file.
You can begin typing
at the cursor and Dreamweaver will wrap the text at the end of the
line just like your word processor The page is single spaced unless you hit
the Enter key. This ends the "paragraph" and double spaces
to begin a new line.
If you want to
end a line but not start a new paragraph -- to allow space for a graphic
at the right side of the page, for instance -- press Shift as
you hit Enter. The line will terminate, a new line will
start, but you will not skip a line. Note -- your browser may have a different
notion about font sizes than Dreamweaver, so it may break (word wrap) lines
at a different place than you see in Dreamweaver. If you want to make sure
that what appears in the browser is formatted the same way as in Dreamweaver,
end every line that you type with Shift-Enter and stay well
away from the right margin.
Cut and Paste
If you have a file
which already contains text that you want to insert into your page, go to
the file. Use your mouse to highlight the text that you want and press Ctrl-C to
copy the text into the "clipboard." Return to the web page, position the
cursor in the desired position, and press Ctrl-V to insert
the text. All formatting from the original page will probably be lost and
you will need to go through the text to format it as desired.
Save as HTM or
Your word processor
probably will allow you to save a file in a variety of formats, including
HTM/HTML format for a web page. If you format your text as you want it to
appear on your web page, most of this formatting will be retained if you
choose the save as HTM/HTML format from your word processor If you don't
want to save the entire file, you can highlight the portion that you want
with your mouse, press Ctrl-C to save to the clipboard,
go to File and create a New document, then insert the desired text with
Then save this new document as an HTM/HTML file. Make sure to save to the
proper folder for your Site.