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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:06 pm    Post subject: using folders? Reply with quote

Hello All,

It must be simple but I can't work out how to use the folders I create.

I found the 'create new folder' button easily enough. When I click on it I get a new folder icon and I have been naming it by just typing over the words 'new folder'. But I can't work out how to save my next letter, or whatever, in the folder.

I think I need a command 'save in folder named Joe Smith' or similar. Does it exist anywhere, please?

By the way, I couldn't find a similar question by using search.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double click on it and you will descend into it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once you type in a name for the new folder and confirm by clicking on "OK", then the new folder appears in the list of files. It always appears at the end of the list so it should be visible. Now all you have to do is double-click the new folder name in the list (or select it in the list and click "Save"). Either way, the Save dialog window will now be "inside" the new folder and you can type in a name for your document and click "Save". The document will be contained in the the new folder.

So the whole process is:
1) File > Save
2) Click the "New Folder" button
3) Enter a name for the new folder, then OK
4) Double-click the new folder name in the list of files
5) Enter your document name
6) Click "Save"
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys,

Well, that couldn't be clearer. Perhaps you ought to compose some of the 'help' files!

Many thanks for your quick replies. I'm going to enjoy using Writer but will, no doubt, have many more questions. Stick around, eh...

Best wishes,
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:42 pm    Post subject: Re: using folders? Reply with quote

With a new file, use File / Save As, you get a drop-down listing of folders and files in your computer. Pick the one you want [you created it], and it will be saved there. If you are new to computers, be careful that you know EXACTLY what you are doing at each step. That involves reading all the stuff on the screen before making your next move. After some time, like us, you won't have to look.

Sometimes local schools give night courses for newcomers to the computer. Here they are cheap, sometimes free, and helpful to beginners.

David.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi David,

Good advice! It's really great that people will give of their knowledge just for the pleasure of helping other people. Wish I knew enough to help. Maybe one day....

Best wishes,
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