Panels in Microsoft Expression Web help you get your work done, bringing the tools you need right up close to your work. You can find every panel on the Panels menu. You can have multiple panels open at one time and change the location and size of each panel to suit your needs. When you arrange the panels in a layout that works for you, Expression Web automatically uses this layout the next time you start the program.
When you first start Expression Web, the Folder List, Tag Properties, Apply Styles, and Toolbox panels are shown docked on either side of the editing window.
For more information about the workspace, see Adjusting your workspace.
The panels on the Panel menu are organized into six groups. By default, the first time that you open then, the panels from each group appear as merged panels. The merged panels occupy the same space and appear one behind the other, with each panel available by clicking the tab for that panel.
You can dock a panel to the edge of the program window, and the editing window resizes to accommodate the docked panel. You can dock the panels horizontally or vertically. You can float a panel so that it can be dragged and placed anywhere, including outside the program window.
Click Turn on autohide to minimize a panel to a tab. The panel automatically expands when you position your pointer over it.
Click Close all to close the group of panels.
Click Close to close one panel.
You can also right-click the panel title bar or tab, and then click Close.
Panels in this group appear as tabs.
Drag the title bar of a floating panel to the docking location. You can dock a panel to an existing panel group or to the side, top, or bottom of another panel. One or both of the following visual cues will be displayed when you move the panel to where it can be docked:
A shaded box shows where the panel will be docked.
A blue line shows where the edge or edges of the panel will be docked.