On Thu, 8 Mar 2001, Mark Fletcher wrote: > Could you expand on this. For example are you generating layout by > converting Tables from Layers (DIVs) using DW or are you creating table > layouts using the Insert Table button on the Objects Panel (Version 3.0 > Palette) When I sent my earlier message I was doubtless thinking of the former method. though I'd think that either approach could cause problems without carefully-determined preferences. Short of advising you to hand-code straight through (see alistapart.com for details) the best thing I can suggest is to edit>undo anything if your intention is (colloquially speaking) to backspace-and-overstrike a layout decision. Ultimately, though, the majority of the yucky code I see from Dreamweaver is in situations where the software has created an absurdly complicated (and/or detailed) table to achieve a particular layout. The indents can also be a bit of a pain, but those can easily be changed via preferences. Having narrowly approached the limits of my current DW expertise, I now pass this thread off to others more qualified than I to discuss Dreamweaver's specific quirks. -- Ben Henick Web Author At-Large http://www.io.com/persist1/ persist1 at io.com "Are you pondering what I'm pondering, Pinky?" "I think so, Brain, but... (snort) no, no, it's too stupid." "We will disguise ourselves as a cow." "Oh!" (giggles) "That was it exactly!"