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Support for APS RTP 6020 - Setting up the Kompozer Software

The Kompozer program is quite easy to use, however there are a few simple options that you should set before starting to use the program for the first time.

Start the program by clicking on the Kompozer icon - this will be located on the Windows Desk Top or on the Windows Task Bar, depending which location you selected during the program installation.

You will then be presented with an opening screen and an Kompozer 'Tip' box. Either read the 'Tip' or just click 'Close' on the the Tip box header to dismiss it. You should then see the Kompozer main screen.

On the Menu Bar click on 'Tools' to see the drop down list box, as below.

Kompozer Window


Next click Preferences on the drop down list box as below.

Nvu Tools menu


You will be presented with the General Preferences setting screen shown below. You will need to make two changes on this screen.

The first time that Nvu opens, you will see that the tick box 'Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Editing' is ticked by default. Please click on this box to deselect this option.

Cascading Style Sheets are a way of applying 'Style Attributes' to elements of your web pages. If you are new to making a web site, 'Styles' can be very confusing. For that reason, I strongly advise you to turn this option off initially, unless you are familiar with Cascading Styles.


Nvu css edit



The second option that you need to change, you will find by clicking the 'New Page Settings' tab, third tab down on the left of the same screen. Click on this tab to go to the 'New Page Settings' Options. In the first list box labeled 'Author' type your own name. Your name will then be automatically added to each of your web pages.

Nvu Page

This completes the setting up of Kompozer - it is now ready for you to start constructing your web site.

Important - Saving the first file of your web site......

Your web site's first, or home page file, must be saved with the file name 'index.html'. When you are ready to save your web site's first file, click the Kompozer 'File' menu - then click 'save as' navigate to the folder that you made for your web site. Save the file with the name 'index'. Kompozer will add the .html extension automatically and it will remember the location of your web site folder and save all of your other web page files into that folder.

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