Table Editing in Adobe CS5 Dreamweaver

Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Dreamweaver offers multiple ways to add and delete rows and columns in your web page table. The Modify function gives you precise control over which rows and columns are impacted by your changes. Property inspector also allows quick editing of attributes, just select the table and enter changes in the Property inspector.

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If the Property inspector isn’t expanded, click the arrow in the lower right corner of the inspector. The inspector then expands, offering additional options.

When a table is selected, you can use the handles that appear in the lower right corner as well as the bottom and left sides to resize the table manually.

You can use the Property inspector to add or delete rows and columns as fast as your client’s (or boss’s) needs require, but the Modify menu gives you a little more control over which rows and columns are deleted and where new ones are added.

Add a row

  1. Insert the cursor in a cell in the row that you want to add a new row above or below.

  2. Choose Insert→Table Objects→Insert Row Above or Insert Row Below.

    Alternatively, press Ctrl+M (Windows) or Command+M (Mac). The new row appears.

    To add more rows to the bottom of the table, place the cursor in the last current row and press the Tab key.

Delete a row

  1. Insert the cursor in a cell of the row you want to delete.

  2. Choose Modify→Table→Delete Row.

    Alternatively, press Ctrl+Shift+M (Windows) or Shift+Command+M (Mac). The row is deleted.

Add a column

  1. Insert the cursor in a cell in the column that you want a new column added to the left or right of.

  2. Choose Insert→Table Objects→Insert Column to the Left or Insert Column to the Right.

    The new column appears.

Delete a column

  1. Insert the cursor in a cell of the column you want to delete.

  2. Choose Modify→Table→Delete Column.

    Alternatively, press Ctrl+Shift+– (minus) (Windows) or Shift+Command+– (minus) (Mac). The column is deleted.

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