- Examining the Dreamweaver Window
- Working with Toolbars
- Resizing Panels
- Working with Panels
- Docking and Undocking Panels
- Grouping and Ungrouping Panels
- Creating a Workspace
- Using the Status Bar
- Changing the View with the Zoom Tool
- Working with Rulers
- Working with the Grid and Guides
- Creating Keyboard Shortcuts
- Setting General Preferences
- Setting New Document Preferences
- Working with Colors
- Setting Highlighting Color Preferences
Working with Panels
Panels are windows that allow you to view, organize, and change elements and related options in a document. In Flash, you work with several panel windows at one time. Instead of continually moving, resizing, or opening and closing windows, you can collapse or expand individual panels within a window with a single click to save space. A panel appears with a header, which includes the tab titles and three accessibility options: the Minimize/Maximize button, the Close button, and an Options menu. The entire set of panels includes a double arrow you can use the collapse and expand the entire panel between icons with text and full panels. You use the Minimize/Maximize button to collapse or expand panels. The Options menu provides you with panel specific commands, including group, rename, maximize, close a panel, and use the Help system.
Open and Close a Panel
- Click the Window menu.
- Click a panel name, such as Properties, Files, History, or CSS Styles.
Collapse and Expand a Panel
- To collapse or expand an open panel, click the header bar or double-click the title tab on the header bar of the panel.
Use the Panel Options Menu
- Open or expand a panel.
- Click the Options menu on the right side of the panel header bar.
- Click a command from the list (commands vary). Common commands include:
- Help. Accesses Flash Help.
- Close. Closes the currently displayed tab in the panel.
- Close Group. Closes all the tabs in the panel.