How to Save to A Student Folder on your Computer Desktop

Whenever you save a file, you have 4 steps.
Go to the FILE menu and select SAVE AS.
Using SAVE will always update an existing file where ever it is located.
SAVE AS lets you:

Save a file for the first time.
Save a file to a different place.
Save a file as a different type of file with a different file extension
Do any combination of the above options.

Step one: SAVE IN: tell the computer where to save your file.
The program usually wants to save your file in the program folder of the program you are currently using OR Microsoft Windows instructs your computer system to save everything in the MY DOCUMENTS folder. Unless you are totally familiar with your operating system, sometimes it is hard to find your saved file later. Since you will need to send me a copies of your exercise/tutorial examples, I suggest you create a folder right on your desktop to keep all your files.
Click on the SAVE IN: option menu and point to the word DESKTOP. Left Click on the Desktop icon or on the word "Desktop". The Desktop will appear after the word SAVE IN indicating that is the place the file will be stored.
 
Right click anywhere in the white area where you see the words and icon for My Computer.  You probably have more things listed in this area. It is the directory of files that are already on your Desktop.

The right click brings up an option to create a NEW .......
       Left click on FOLDER


[or Left click on the NEW FOLDER button to the right of the SAVE IN option]

You will get a New Folder placed on the desktop.
Name the folder: GIF animations [or a logical, descriptive, short name]

Press the ENTER key on the keyboard to tell the computer to accept your name change from "New Folder" to "GIF animations"
Double click on the GIF animations folder icon  to get it to appear in the SAVE IN: box above.
This is the place the file will be saved.
Give your document a FILE NAME.  Name the file according to the instruction in the unit you are working on or give it a logical name so you can identify it later.
SAVE AS TYPE: will always be GIF files for our animations because it is the only file type that the Internet can use for the animations we are making.
The last step is to left click on  the SAVE button.
You have just saved your animation to a folder on your desktop.

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