Ricorso Handbook: Application Commands

The following keystrokes and actions are indispensable for the efficient management of multiple files and program-specific functions. (Note that most programmes support customisation of commands/keyboard actions.)

MS Windows Open Program

Go to Start/Programs & select program
Load program in Start folder under Start/Settings
Click desktop icon [see Create desktop icon, below]
Add to quick Toolbars [Right click desktop]

  Close Program Click Exit in File menu
Click X in program bar (top right)
ALT+F4 (applies to all programs).
  Create folder window Go to My Computer - find the folder you want - click Create Shortcut in File Menu - drag folder onto desktop. (Windows can be customised to ‘open in same folder’ or ‘open in own folder’ in View/Folder Options.)
  Create program icon Find program (.exe) in program folder - select & click Create Shortcut in File menu - drag icon onto desktop.
  Move between programs/windows ALT+TAB (hold ALT and touch TAB - at each touch the next ‘window’ title is displayed).
  Move file/folder to another folder Drag file/folder name into desired window (if on another drive this is the same as Copy command).
  Copy/Paste CTRL+C/CTRL+V. (This command is the same in all programs.)
  Delete/Clipboard CTRL+X deletes & stores paste with CTRL+V.
  Crash & reboot CTRL+ALT+DEL (only when necessary).
MSWord ALL FUNCTIONS Word permits customised keystrokes (i.e., CTRL/ALT/SHFT + another key or keys). Word also permits multi-action macros.
Dreamweaver File Management Individual files and folders can be created, deleted, copied and moved in Dreamweaver much as in Windows Explorer. If has been done to the local site in Explorer, however, a message will be appear in Dreamweaver inviting you to ‘Recreate’ the Site Cache. Until this is done and updating of links will not take place.
  Properties & Formats All properties & formats are controlled through the corresponding palettes options in preferences control how these are displayed.
  Drag & Drop Select causes ‘type over’ or ‘'copy over’ responses to the Paste (CTRL+V) command. Drag and drop work as well as in Word. Common formats use familiar keys, e.g., CTRL+B = Normalface - and these are switches (i.e., the same keystrokes reverse the effect).
  HTML editor

To bring up the HTML Editor, press F10. To enter the html source, use keystroke CTRL+TAB (switch to return to text mode).
Many features of a given page are more easily altered in html-mode using the standard codes than in text-mode.
Note that a paragraph assumes the format of the preceeding paragraph unless a new class is named: e.g., <p class="Normal" align="justify" - the standard paragraph in Ricorso.

  File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Dreamweaver’s File Map enables ‘Get/Put’ and ‘Check In/Check Out’ modes of up- and down-loading. If the latter is adopted in the Define Site menu, any file that is double clicked on the Local Site will be brought over from the Remote site. Dreamweaver will cause computer crashes if the Site Cache is not regularly recreate.



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