An “Open” Dialog Box

Finding your way around an “Open” dialog box is called “navigating.” It’s one of the most important skills you can learn, and you’ll need this skill in other dialog boxes, like when you save documents or when you import or export text. Try to take the time to understand and absorb what each part of the dialog box is telling you. (Skip the opposite page until you need it.)

The name in the From menu is the specific folder or disk that contains the files you see in the directory (lists) below. In this example, the “From” menu (A) says you can open a file from the Documents folder. The Documents folder is selected in the left column (B), and the contents of the Documents folder are listed in the right column (C). At the moment, ...

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