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11. Forms > 11.2. Creating a Form

Creating a Form

In Dreamweaver, you can build forms with one-click ease using the Forms tab of the Insert bar (see Figure 11-2).

To begin, you need to insert a <form> tag to indicate the boundaries of a form.

  1. In the document window, click where you wish to insert the form.

    You might decide to place it after a regular paragraph of introductory text, for example.

  2. Select the Forms tab on the Insert bar.

    The tab reveals fourteen form-building tool icons.

  3. Click the Form icon on the Insert bar (the far-left square).

    Alternatively, if you’re a menu-driven person, choose InsertFormForm instead.

    Either way, a red, dashed-line rectangle appears in the document window, indicating the boundaries of the form. (If you don’t see it, choose ViewVisual Aids Invisible Elements.) The top line represents the opening <form> tag; the bottom represents the closing tag. Make sure you always insert form objects, like buttons and menus, inside these lines. Otherwise, Dreamweaver will think you’re trying to create a second form on the page. (It’s perfectly valid to include more than one form per page, but your visitor can only submit one form—and its data—at a time.)


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