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Document 547

Opening a new document

Version: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

Each time you start SWP or SW, the program automatically opens a new, untitled start-up document using a default document shell. If the shell is appropriate for your work, you can start entering information right away. If you want to create some other kind of document, however, open a new document with a different shell. You can change the default document shell to suit your needs.

How to open a new document with the default shell

  • Start SWP or SW.

    The program automatically opens a new, empty document.

How to open a new document with a different shell

  1. On the Standard toolbar, click the New button New button or, from the File menu, choose New to open the New dialog box.

  2. From the Shell Directories list in the New dialog box, select the kind of document you want.

  3. From the Shell Files list, select the shell you want and choose OK.

If most of the documents you create are similar, you can save time by changing the default shell so that the program automatically opens a start-up document that fits your needs.

How to identify the default shell for start-up documents

  1. On the Editing toolbar, click User Setup button or, from the Tools menu, choose User Setup, and then choose the Start-up Document tab.

    The default document shell is highlighted.

  2. Choose OK.

How to change the default shell

  1. On the Editing toolbar, click User Setup Button or, from the Tools menu, choose User Setup, and then choose the Start-up Document tab.

  2. From the Shell Directories list, select the type of document you want.

  3. From the Shell Files list, select the shell you want as the default and choose OK.

Last revised 01/20/06

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