Re: Dreamweaver Snippets

by Ray Whiting <rwhiting(at)>

 Date:  Sat, 5 Jun 2004 16:14:40 -0500
 To:  "David Pippen" <pipwax1(at)>,
 References:  bellsouth
  todo: View Thread, Original
Saturday, June 5, 2004, 10:10:02 AM, you wrote:

DP> Hi List

DP>   Can anyone tell how I can go about learning to use the snippets in
DP> dreamweaver.

The snippets function in DreamWeaver is a handy place to store code or
text snippets that you use often, such as navigation set-ups, call-out
text boxes, etc.

These are different from library items in that library items (like
copyright notices, email-the-webmaster links, etc.) can be changed
globally throughout the site, any place those bits of information are

Snippets are things that don't necessary need to be changed globally,
once they are in place, and work best for code snippets, rather than
text snippets.

Do you find yourself hard-coding the same type of table box over and
over?  Do all your pages require a similar style but not the exact
same content?  These are situations where you want to have those bits
of code saved for re-use.

You can catalog your snippets by blocking and saving as a snippet,
then organizing them into any outline format you wish.   Then, when
you need that piece of code, you put your cursor on the page where you
want the code, the you open your snippets directory and double click
on the snippet you want. Or, you can open the snippets directory and
drag the snippet you want and drop it right into place.

The Help function should be able to provide more help.

Ray Whiting

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