Directions for Naming and Saving Files in Daedalus
When you register for a class in the Daedalus Lab, Daedalus creates two folders in which to hold your files, a private folder that only you have access to and a public folder that all members of the class can access.
When you Save or Save a Copy of a document it automatically goes to your private folder. When you Turn in a Document it automatically goes to your public folder.
When you choose to Read a Document or Copy a Document, you get access to the public folders of all members of your class.
The Filing System
In Daedalus, as in Windows, documents are given names which consist of two parts separated by a period:
Thus a typical document created with Microsoft Word might be named yourfile.doc.
Whenever you save a file in Daedalus, always use the Save a Copy command. You must give it the proper filename extension and also send it to the proper location.
Procedure for Naming and Saving Files
Important: change the default drive to a:\.
Tip: Both Word 6 and WordPerfect 6.1 for Windows 3.11 will save files in .rtf format as will all later versions of both software programs. If you have one of these programs you should always save files worked on at home with the .rtf extension. If you are unable to use the .rtf extension to save your files, always save them as text only and use the .txt extension. Remember that files saved as text only (i.e. *.txt) lose all formatting. Before you turn in a .txt file, open it in Write, add the proper formatting and save it as a .pgf file.
4) If you want to turn in a document to your public folder, use Save a Copy again and give the file the official name required by your instructor. Use the .pgf extension. The file will be sent to your private folder.
5) Finally, choose Utilities Turn in a Document to send the file with the official name required by your instructor to your public folder.
|Last Update:March 07, 2002