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Crossing Platforms A Macintosh/Windows Phrasebook by David Pogue, Adam Engst

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Chapter 19. S

Saving Files

In Windows: Saving Files

You save documents in Windows exactly the way you do on the Macintosh: by choosing File → Save or by pressing, in the Windows case, Ctrl-S.

Only a few differences are worth noting:

  • When naming a file for the first time, remember that most punctuation is off-limits (see Filenames).

  • When the Save As dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 19-1, Windows 98 offers a Desktop button (the folder button that contains an asterisk). To get the same kind of directory overview in Windows 95, choose Desktop from the Save In pop-up menu, or click the tiny “next level up” folder icon repeatedly.

  • You can adjust the look—the equivalent of the Desktop View setting—of the Save As dialog box by clicking the icons in the upper right. These icons correspond to List view (see List Views), Details view (which resembles the Macintosh list view), and the special Properties view. In Properties view, single-click a file on the left side of the window to view an information pane on the right side.

  • You can switch to another application even while the Save box is still on the screen. See Dialog Boxes for details.

  • You can move the Windows Save dialog box around on the screen by dragging its title bar.

Scrapbook

In Windows: Scraps

Apple’s Scrapbook program lets you store text, graphics, or sounds for use in other applications. Windows has no equivalent, but Windows 98 features scraps (see Clipping Files) that serve much the same purpose.

Screen Capture

In Windows: Screen Capture ...

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