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NVU Web Authoring Guide

NVU Web Authoring Guide

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Nvu
User Guide
Updated 10 - June - 2006Based on Nvu version 1.0©Charles Cooke 2005 - 2006This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licensesee http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
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 – using the Contents and indexThis guide was produced using Serif PagePlus 10
 
Issued 10-June-2006 based on Nvu version 1.0 Page 1
Nvu User Guide
Contents
Introduction 3
1.1 What is Nvu? What does it do? 31.2 Who is Nvu for? 31.3 Scope of the guide 31.4 Methodology 3
2 Quick start 4
2.1 Open Nvu 42.2 To create a new page: 42.3 To open an existing page 42.4 Editing a web page 42.5 Saving a Page 42.6 Browsing a page 42.7 Help 4
3 Using Nvu 5
3.1 Finding your way around 53.2 Starting a page 53.2.1 Document types (Doctype) 53.2.2 Options for starting a page 63.3 Editing in Nvu 63.3.1 Tutorial Brief introduction to HTML 63.3.2 Saving files 73.3.3 Printing pages 73.4 Working with text 73.4.1 Text on a page 73.4.1.1 Introduction 73.4.1.2 Block or Inline 73.4.2 Formatting text 73.4.3 Positioning text 83.4.3.1 Fixed width text 83.4.4 Lists 83.4.4.1 Numbered and Bulleted lists 83.4.4.2 Formatting lists 93.4.4.3 Nesting lists 93.4.5 More formatting 93.4.6 Importing text 93.4.7 Special characters 93.4.8 Checking spelling 103.4.9 Viewing text 103.5 Working with images 103.5.1 Inserting images 103.5.2 Positioning and resizing images 103.6 Using tables 113.6.1 Inserting tables 113.6.2 Formatting tables 113.6.2.1 Table size 113.6.2.2 Colouring, adding deleting and mergingcells, rows and columns 123.6.2.3 Background images 123.6.2.4 Setting cell border and spacing 123.6.2.5 Colouring tables 123.6.2.7 Table properties 133.6.3 Inserting Text 133.6.3.1 Aligning text 133.6.4 Centring tables 133.6.5 Improving tables 133.7 Links 143.7.1 Linking text 143.7.1.1 Linking to another file 143.7.1.2 Inserting an email address 143.7.1.3 Inserting named Anchors 143.7.1.4 Linking to named anchors 143.7.1.5 Bigger jumps 143.7.1.6 Link colours 153.7.2 Linking images 153.7.3 Editing Links 153.8 Frames 153.9 Forms 153.9.1 Introduction 153.9.2 To set up a form 163.9.3 Form control styles 163.10 Layers 163.10.1 What layers are 163.10.2 Creating layers 163.10.3 Characteristics of layers 163.10.4 Manipulating layers 163.10.5 Gluing 173.10.6 Doing it in style 173.10.7 Using classes 173.11 Borders 183.12 The Body 183.13 Table of contents 193.13.1 Introduction 193.13.2 Inserting a Table of Contents 193.13.3 Methods 193.14 The Head area 193.15 Page views 203.16 Editing in Source view 203.17 Selecting items - Reprise 20
4 Style and stylesheets 22
4.1 Introduction to style 224.1.1 Power of styles 224.1.2 Classes 224.1.3 Using style 224.1.3.1 Inline style 224.1.3.2 Internal style 224.1.3.3 External style Linked stylesheets 224.1.3.4 Cascading style sheets 23
 
Issued 10-June-2006 based on Nvu version 1.0 Page 2
Nvu User Guide
4.2 Creating styles 234.2.1 Internal styles 234.2.1.1 Text Tab 244.2.1.2 Background Tab 264.2.1.3 Border 264.2.1.4 Box 264.2.2 Styling multiple elements 264.2.3 Named Classes 264.2.3.1 Applying Classes 274.2.3.2 Removing classes 274.2.4 External styles 274.2.4.1 Create a new external style sheet 274.2.4.2 Change an internal style listing into anexternal stylesheet 284.2.4.3 Link to an existing stylesheet 284.2.4.4 Saving stylesheets 284.2.5 Other style selectors 284.2.5.1 Introduction 284.2.5.2 Link styles 284.2.5.3 Form control styles 284.2.5.4 ID styles 294.3 Removing styles 294.4 Inheritance 294.5 The <div> element 294.5.1 Creating divs 294.5.2 Styles within a div 304.5.3 Creating a layer using a div 30
5 Scripts 316 Inserts 317 Templates 32
7.1 What are templates? 327.2 Create a new template 327.3 Saving templates 327.4 Create a template from a page 327.5 Setting up template details 327.6 Using templates 337.7 Editing templates 34
8 Nvu Site Manager 35
8.1 Overview 358.2 Setting up sites 358.3 Site Manager Functions 358.4 Remote sites 36
9 Setting Preferences 37
9.1 Preferences 379.2 Editing preferences 379.2.1 General group 379.2.2 Fonts 389.2.3 New page settings 389.2.4 Advanced 389.3 Toolbars 409.3.1 Toolbar buttons 409.3.2 Customising Toolbars 409.3.3 Menu alternatives 419.4 Editing preferences 41
10 Publishing to the web 42
10.1 Introduction 4210.2 Validating the site 4210.2.1 Markup Cleaner 4210.2.2 Browser validation 4210.2.3 Formal validation 4210.3 Publishing 4210.3.1 Setting up your site 4210.3.2 Uploading 43
A1 Glossary 44A2 References 45A3 Doctypes 46
A 3.1 Introduction 46A 3.2 Doctypes supported 46A 3.3 Language differences 46A 3.4 Nvu capability 46A 3.5 Recommendations 47A 3.6 Browser responses 47
A4 Updating Nvu 47A5 Revision History 48Subject Index 49Postscript 50

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