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Ellipses in the menus

Often you will see an ellipsis (the three dots ) after a menu command such as “Open” or “Save As.” The ellipsis indicates that you will get a dialog box when you choose that command. If there is no ellipsis, that command will activate as soon as you select it.

There are different varieties of dialog boxes, such as alert boxes, message boxes, and edit boxes, plus dialog “sheets” that drop down from the title bar, but basically they all are meant to communicate with you before they activate a command.


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