About These Arrows
Throughout this book, you'll find sentences like this one: "Open the My Computer C: Windows folder." That's shorthand for a much longer instruction that directs you to open three nested folders in sequence, like this: "On your hard drive, there's an icon called My Computer. Open that. Inside My Computer, there's a folder for your C: drive. Open that. Inside your C: drive is your Windows folder. Open that."
Similarly, this kind of arrow shorthand helps to simplify the business of choosing commands in menus , such as File New Window, as shown in Figure P-1. Youll also see this arrow notation used to indicate which tab or pane of a dialog box you're supposed to click: "Choose Tools Options General," for example.
Note: Since its initial release, Microsoft has released a number of upgrades to the system (Section 12.1.2 tells you all about these upgrades ‚ they're called Windows Updates ). The upgrades don't alter the basic functioning of the operating system, but there's a chance one of them has changed slightly some of the menus and screens you see in this book. So don't fret if what you see onscreen is a little different than what's in the book ‚ the same hints still apply.
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Figure P-1. In this book, arrow notations help to simplify folder and menu instructions. For example, "Choose File New Window" is a more compact way of saying "From the File menu, choose New; from the submenu that appears, choose Window," as shown here.