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Lesson 12. Using Find and Replace

Lesson 12. Using Find and Replace

The Find and Replace feature in Dreamweaver provides you with a powerful searching tool. You can search the current document, a specified folder, or the entire site. The extensive options enable you to search for text, HTML tags, or even HTML tags with certain attributes. After you've found what you are looking for, you can modify or replace it. The Find and Replace feature can save a lot of time when you need to make massive changes to a document or an entire site.

In this lesson, you will use Find and Replace to make a wide variety of changes to several documents. You will use Find and Replace to apply CSS styles and attach external style sheets to a number of documents all at once. You'll find and replace text, change text formatting, learn to save your searches to use at a later time, find dates, and replace names.

In this project, you will use Find and Replace to change a company name in this document and remove the color from that name. You will also adjust the formatting attributes of text in this document by using Find and Replace to automate the process of linking to an external style sheet and applying a custom style to text.

To see an example of the finished page for this lesson, open welcome.htm from the Lesson_12_Search/Completed folder.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

In this lesson, you will:

  • Find and replace text

  • Find text within HTML tags

  • Use Find and Replace to apply a custom style

  • Use Find and Replace to attach external style sheets

  • Save and reuse your search settings

  • Search for patterns in text

  • Find variations of a name

APPROXIMATE TIME

This lesson should take about one hour to complete.

LESSON FILES

Starting Files

Lesson_12_Search/welcome.htm

Lesson_12_Search/pattern_search.htm

Lesson_12_Search/Files_to_Style/…(all files)

Completed Project

Lesson_12_Search/Completed/welcome.htm


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