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Top 3 New Features in Adobe Dreamweaver CS4

Top 3 New Features in Adobe Dreamweaver CS4

1. Smart Objects

Get the Training You Need for Adobe InDesign

Get the Training You Need for Adobe InDesign

InDesign is a great piece of software. As part of the Adobe Creative Suite, it provides a great solution for professional page layout and is now being used by just about every designer under the sun. However, not everyone needing to learn InDesign works in the field of design. A lot of organisations are buying InDesign so that, wherever possible, their staff can produce corporate literature in-house, often saving them considerable expense. So how do you run InDesign training courses for corporate users whose background is often in admin rather than design?

Highlighting Text In Microsoft Word

Highlighting Text In Microsoft Word

Before you can edit or format your text, you need to select it. Selecting your text is a way of telling Microsoft Word that you want to work with a certain piece of text. (Selecting is also referred to as highlighting.)

Will QuarkXpress Survive The Adobe Onslaught

Will QuarkXpress Survive The Adobe Onslaught

QuarkXPress, for so long the dominant force in the page layout arena, now finds itself fighting for survival and under attach by four products all created by Adobe, who look like achieving the same kind of dominance in the creative market that Microsoft have achieved in the general computing market.

Using The Office Button And Quick Access Toolbar In Excel

Using The Office Button And Quick Access Toolbar In Excel

Microsoft Office Excel 2007 contains no menus or toolbars. However, it does include a feature called the Office Button which bears a remarkable similarity to a menu as well as a Quick Access Toolbar which functions a lot like the toolbars found in previous releases of Microsoft Office. In this article, we’ll take a look at these two features and see how they work.

Microsoft Expression Web Takes On The Mighty Dreamweaver

Microsoft Expression Web Takes On The Mighty Dreamweaver

When Microsoft released Office 2007, Microsoft FrontPage was conspicuous by its absence. Its place has been taken by Microsoft Expression Web, a product which clearly aims to take some of Adobe Dreamweaver’s huge share of the web design market. For once Microsoft finds itself playing the role of underdog and is sensibly adopting some of the tactics used by Adobe in gaining their dominant position in web design software.

Using Dreamweaver To Add JavaScript To Your Web Pages

Using Dreamweaver To Add JavaScript To Your Web Pages

JavaScript is an easy-to-use programming language which runs client-side (on each web surfer’s computer) and adds useful or decorative interactivity to web pages. No extra plug-ins need to be installed into the browser for JavaScript to run and, although it can be disabled by users to stop script running, it is safe to assume that any JavaScript code added to your pages will run on the vast majority of the computers of visitors to your site. Dreamweaver allows you to add JavaScript to your code automatically and easily by using “behaviors”.

Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator

Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a widely used vector drawing application with three main areas of functionality. Firstly, it allows the creation of corporate and other graphic artwork for high quality printing. Secondly, it can be used in the web design process, allowing you to build the overall design as well as individual items like icons and buttons. Illustrator is also a basic page layout program suitable for originating single page documents like CD covers, book jackets and posters.

Microsoft Excel 2007: Ribbons And Tabs

Microsoft Excel 2007: Ribbons And Tabs

The Microsoft Excel 2007 Ribbon is the most vital part of the Microsoft Excel interface and contains the majority of the program’s features. The Ribbon is arranged into a series of Tabs, each of which contains groups of related commands. Tabs are accessed simply by clicking on the name of each Tab. Within each Tab, commands are divided in groups: the name of each group is shown at the bottom of that group.