Portfolio: Inserting and Styling Content

Inserting Career Exploration Dream Job Research

We will place the content for the Dream Job research below the Career Intro Writing or the Expert Letter, so make sure you open the Career Research Dream Job in Word.

Create a new folder in the images folder to house all the images for the Career Exploration page – title it with an appropriate, descriptive name.

  1. In the space below the Intro Writing or the Expert Letter, type a descriptive title for the Dream Job research such as "Dream Job: Destination Microsoft", or "The Job of the Future: Exploring Boeing"
  2. Format Heading 1
  3. Highlight the text and change the format to a Heading 1 in the Properties Inspector
  4. Type the following sub-headings:
    • Company Description
    • Mission Statement
    • History
    • Product Description or Service Description (choose the one that fits best)
    • Job Description
    • Competing Company
    Format Heading 2
  5. Highlight each of these sub-headings, and apply the "heading 2" format in the Properties Inspector
  6. Your page should look similar to the image below
  7. Screen Shot Dream Job Headings
  8. Copy the content for the "Company Description" from your Word document
  9. In Dreamweaver, click Edit > Paste Special (ctrl + shift + v) and make sure the radio button for "Text Only" is checked
  10. Paste Special Text Only
  11. Click OK
  12. Format p
  13. Apply the <p> tag to the text where appropriate
  14. Repeat the procedure to complete the remaining content for the above sections
  15. Your document should look similar to the image below
  16. Dream Job Research Inserted

Inserting Images in the Dream Job Research Section

To add some visual interest to our page, we will add images related to the "Dream Job" section. Consider using images such as a company logo, products or services provided by the company, or people performing a task related to the job.

Important note: you may need to resize the images you want to use in Photoshop first to make them work for this section. DO NOT resize the images in Dreamweaver!

    Image Insert
  1. Place the cursor in the location you would like to add an image – in this case, we will insert an image at the same level as the first sub-heading "Company Description" so we placed the cursor at the beginning of this heading
  2. Select Insert > Image
  3. Navigate to the images folder inside the portfolio folder
  4. Select an image and click OK
  5. The Image Accessibility Attributes (alt tag) dialogue box opens
  6. Type an appropriate name for the image
  7. Alt Tag
  8. Click OK
  9. Align the image appropriately by right-clicking on the image and selecting align
  10. Image Align
  11. We chose to align the image to the right to flow with the text like the example below
  12. Screen shot Dream Job Complete
  13. Continue to insert images that are appropriate and fit well with your design
  14. Select File Save all

Next Steps

In the next exericse, you will insert and style content for the Showcase page.

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