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Special Edition Using® Mac® OS X v10.2 by Brad Miser

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Opening Documents in Mac OS X

Using most applications involves opening documents, and while opening documents using Mac OS X applications is similar to opening documents in applications under previous versions of the OS, there are some substantial differences. Mac OS X offers several features that applications can use to make opening documents faster and easier.

As with previous versions of the Mac OS, there are several ways in which you can open documents:

  • Select the document's icon in a Finder window and choose the Finder's Open command (press +O).
  • Double-click a document's icon in the Finder.
  • Single-click a document's icon on the Dock.

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