Common Software Features, Continued
You may click into menu features and find that some options on the list in the
pull-down menu are dark and some are greyed out. Those features that
appear dark are currently available to you for use. Greyed out features are
not available or are inactive options you cannot access.
Figure 8-9 shows the EDIT feature with greyed out and dark options.
Figure 8-9.Greyed out and dark options
of the EDIT option.
Menu feature options terminating in three dots (. . .) require additional
information from you before activating. For example, one option in FILE is
SAVE. Clicking the SAVE (notice the absence of dots) option saves data in
the hard drive, but clicking SAVE AS . . . requires you to indicate where you
want the data to store or to indicate a different file name.
If you did not
name a document before clicking SAVE, the screen prompt automatically
appears as SAVE AS . . . awaiting your input for the file name.
Figure 8-10 illustrates the difference in SAVE and SAVE AS . . . options in
the FILE feature.
Figure 8-10.The difference between
the SAVE and SAVE AS... options.
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