To start DECwrite, choose "DECWrite" from the Applications menu in your Session Manager.*1 A screen will appear and ask you for the file name of the new document or of an old document. Figure 5.2 is an example of this first screen.
Figure 5.2: DECwrite Open Document Screen
Another window will appear asking about Document Attributes. In this screen you will pick the page size, style file, and other options. The styles contains the layout information of the document. Figure 5.3 shows what the screen looks like.
Figure 5.3: DECwrite Document Attributes Screen
You are now in DECwrite. Figure 5.4 shows the document window as it appears when you first start DECwrite. At this point, you can start typing in your new document file, pulling in any graphics that you want to include, and changing document attributes. DECwrite menus are set up to be short by default. You can expand the menus by pulling down the "Options" menu then selecting "Full Menu". There is a tutorial in the "Help" menu.
Figure 5.4: Document Editing Window in DECwrite
Instead of relying on the menus all the time, you can use the the function bar (Figure 5.5) which provides some of the most-used DECwrite operations.
Figure 5.5: DECwrite Function Bar
To exit from DECwrite, choose the "File" menu and then "Exit". The program will ask if you want to save any changes you made; click on the "yes" button to save changes or the "no" button to exit and abandon any changes you made, click the "cancel" button to continue using DECwrite or click "help" if you need help.
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