You can create a new document or open an existing document. Opening a document displays the contents of a selected file in the Text Editor window.
Saving a document stores the edited contents into a file. You can save a document to its original file or to a new file.
A new document named (UNTITLED) is created when you start Text Editor. To enter text in your document, see "Entering Text". You provide a new file name when you save the document.
After finishing a document, you can create another document using the New command.
Choose New from the File menu.
The Text Editor window is cleared and a new document is created. If you have not saved your current document, a dialog box is displayed that enables you to save your document.
Choose Save As from the File menu.
The Save As dialog box lists files and folders located in your current folder. You can store your document in the current folder, a subfolder, or a folder that you specify.
If you used Wrap To Fit, the dialog box includes an additional choice about handling line endings. If Wrap To Fit is set off, the dialog box omits this choice (see "Using Wrap To Fit").
Optional. If you do not want to save the file to the current folder, choose a subfolder or indicate a different folder.
For a subfolder, select the subfolder in the Folders list and press Return.
For a different folder, use the .. (go up) icon to change to a folder or type its path name in the Enter path or folder name field.
Type a new file name in the Enter file name field.
Press Return or click OK.
To save your document to a diskette that has been mounted, choose /floppy/floppy_name through the menu button at the end of the text field, Enter path or folder name. Type a name in the Enter file name text field and click OK.
Choose Save from the File menu to save your work and continue editing your document.
If you used Wrap To Fit, the Save dialog box includes an additional choice about handling line endings (see "Using Wrap To Fit").
Open the document in Text Editor.
Select the file icon in File Manager and choose Open from the File Manager Selected menu.
Double-click the file icon in File Manager.
Drag the document's file icon to the Text Editor control in the Front Panel.
Choose Open from the File menu.
The Open a File dialog box lists files and folders in your current folder. You can browse the documents listed, or change to a new folder to locate other files on your system.
Select the name of the document you want to open, or type the document name in the Enter file name field.
Press Return or click OK.
You can also use this shortcut: double-click the document name in the dialog box.
To save a file from a CD-ROM or diskette that has been mounted, choose /cdrom/cd_name or /floppy/floppy_name through the menu button at the end of the text field, Enter path or folder name. Select the file name and click OK.
Open the document in one of the following ways:
Double-click the document.
Select the document, then choose Open from the File Manager Selected menu.