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Chapter 8. Fonts and Characters

Chapter 8. Fonts and Characters

Text comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors—or at least it can do so on Web pages (Figure 8.1). In this chapter, we'll go over the most basic ways of working with text, including cutting and pasting. Then, we'll find out how to accomplish rudimentary typographical changes: font size, font face, and font color. We'll also look at various text styles, from bold and italic to code fonts.

Figure 8.1. You can use different sizes, colors, and text styles on a single Web page, or even in a single paragraph.

We'll also find out how to insert special characters like accented letters and copyright marks.

And we'll see how you can use Dreamweaver's word-processing tools, such as find-and-replace and spell check, to keep your Web pages clean and shiny.

Basically, this chapter covers changes that you can make on the character level—that is, to individual words or groups of words. There's a lot more you can do with text, of course—see the sidebar on this page.

What's Where

This chapter covers font sizes, font faces, text styles, font colors, special characters, finding and replacing text, and spell checking. Comments are covered in Chapter 9.

Chapter 9 covers all the basics of laying out blocks of text: paragraphs versus line breaks, headings, preformatted text, numbered lists, bulleted lists, definition lists, paragraph alignment, divisions, indent and outdent, nonbreaking spaces, and horizontal rules.

Chapter 10 deals with saving formatting as an HTML Style, and Chapter 11 will teach you all about CSS Styles, or Cascading Style Sheets.



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