Using Text-shadow in Dreamweaver CS5.5

The text-shadow property allows you to apply single and multiple drop shadows to text objects. For more information, see the W3C website.

Specify the following parameters for the text-shadow property:

Color: Color of the shadow.

Offset: Position of the shadow with respect to the object. The X-offset specifies the horizontal distance. Negative values place the shadow to the left of the text. The Y-offset specifies the vertical distance. Negative values place the shadow to the bottom of the text.

Blur-radius (Optional): Creates an authentic feel for the shadow.

The text-shadow property has the following format:

text-shadow: [x-offset] [y-offset] [blur radius] [color];

Example: text-shadow: 2px 2px 4px #066;

You can apply the text-shadow property more than once to the same object.  In this case, the CSS panel displays only the first instance of the property although both instances are applied.

Example: text-shadow: 2px 2px 4px #000, -2px -4px 4px #099;

To apply Text-shadow using the CSS Styles panel, do the following:

  1. In the Show Only Set Properties View of the CSS Styles panel, click Add Property.
  2. Select text-shadow from the menu.
  3. Click the “+” icon.
  4. Enter values for X-Offset, Y-Offset, Blur Radius, and Color. For color, you can use the color palette to choose a color.

Enhanced support for CSS3 in Dreamweaver CS 5.5

Dreamweaver CS 5.5 provides a more intuitive interface to enter information for the following commonly used CSS3 properties.

A new “+” button has been introduced for the above properties.  When you click the button, a dialog appears using which you can enter values for various parameters of the property.

Dreamweaver also supports browser (webkit, mozilla) specific implementation of box-shadow, border-radius, and border-image properties.

Note: Changes made to CSS properties are not displayed in the design view. Switch to Live view to preview changes after you edit properties in the code view or in the CSS panel.

Add images as attachments to Mail | Mac OS (Photoshop Elements)

By default, images are added inline in Mail, the mail client in Mac OS.

Add a single image as an attachment

  • Control-click the image and select the option to view the image as an icon. 

Always add images as attachments

  1. Open Terminal in Mac OS (Applications > Utilities > Terminal)
  2. Run the following command
    defaults write DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -bool yes
  3.  To restore the default behavior, run the command
    defaults write DisableInlineAttachmentViewing -bool false

Quick Tweets, Big Prize!

An opportunity for you to win the full license copy of Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2.5!

 Here’s how: 

  1. Log on to your Twitter account (if you don’t have one, create one in a jiffy, and it’s free).
  2. Send prize-worthy tweets with hashtags #tcscontest #stcindia 
  • Best practices for FrameMaker 9, RoboHelp 8, and TCS 2.x
  • Top reasons to buy or upgrade to FrameMaker 9, RoboHelp 8, and TCS 2.x

The contest closes at 4 PM on Friday, November 12. Keep tweeting till then. 

What/who is prize-worthy: 

  • The best tweet – Decided by judges at Adobe
  • Most popular tweet – The most retweeted best practice or buy/upgrade reason
  • Most prolific tweeter – The person with the maximum number of valid tweets 

The results will be announced at the STC-India conference in New Delhi on 13 Nov, and the prizes will be awarded to the winner(s) by Naresh Gupta, MD, Adobe India.

For any clarifications, write to

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Migrating photos from Photoshop Album to

Having problems locating photos you imported into Photoshop Album? Want to migrate your photos in Photoshop Album to The following article has the answers.

Excerpt from the article:

“If you exceed the number of attempts to open Adobe Photoshop Album before registering it, your application gets locked. However, your photos are safe at the location where you imported them. You can migrate them to Adobe’s free photo sharing website,, retaining information such as captions, tags, and so on that you added to your photos.”