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Copy Div Tags and Attributes from one page to another.

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Ok, were going to by copying div tags from one page in dreamweaver to another.

I have created a div tag called ‘linksbox’ and inside that div tag are five other div tags, all with their own ID:

div tag attributes example


So the code for the ‘linksbox’ div tag would be:   

<div id=””>linksbox</div>

And the code for ‘footerbox1' would be:   

<div id=”footerbox1”></div>

Each footer box has its own number which identifies them as individual div tags.  I have set a height and width for each div tag for visual representation and it also helped me to float the div tags in order for them to be lined up side by side.

So, I recommend copying your CSS styles to the new page that you are going to copy these div tags to.  That way when you copy and paste the code for the div tags they should all take up the styling from that CSS file.  Otherwise we would have to style each of these individually.  I haven’t created a template for this page either.

So if we have a look inside of code view we can see the code for the structure of the linksbox div tags and all of the tags that are inside of it:

links box div tag in dreamweaver image

Now, highlight all of the code and copy it then go over to your new page and paste it into your new document and you will find that all of the CSS attributes have been integrated with it.  If you have a look at the bottom of this page you will see the very same linksbox that has been created in this tutorial.  Why don’t you have a look at the code by going to View>page source from your browser window.

So why is it useful to know how to copy div tags from one page to another?  Well, if you have not created a template or you like a design element from a particular page you have created, you can save yourself a lot of time hand coding by simply copying the div tags and CSS over to your new page.

I hope you have enjoyed this Dreamweaver Tutorial: copying div tags from one page to another.

For A Dreamweaver CS4 Video Tutorial explaining how to use the above techniques please follow this link:

Copying Div Tags and Attributes in Dreamweaver CS4

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