Adobe CS5 Basic Menu Options - dummies

By Jennifer Smith, Christopher Smith, Fred Gerantabee

Part of Adobe CS5 Design Premium All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Adobe CS5, like any software, gives you menu options to open, close, and save your files. Menu options also enable you to import and export documents and undo changes, in addition to other basic commands. Here’s a table that shows common Adobe CS5 options and what they do.

Option What You Can Do with It
New Create a new document in the native file format.
Open Open a dialog box where you can choose a (supported) file on
your hard drive or a disk to open.
Close Close the current document; if you have unsaved changes,
you’re prompted to save those changes first.
Save Save the changes you’ve made to the current
Save As Save a new copy of the current document.
Place or Import Import a file, such as an image file or a sound file, into the
current document.
Export Export the current data to a specified file format. You can
sometimes select several different kinds of file formats for saving
the current data.
Copy Copy the selected data to the computer’s Clipboard.
Paste Paste the data from the Clipboard into the current
Undo Undo the most recent operation you did in the program.
Redo Repeat the steps you applied the Undo command to.
Zoom In Magnify the document so that you can view and edit the contents
Zoom Out Scale the view smaller so that you can see more of the document
at a time.
Help Open the Help documentation for the current program.