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Hour 3. Managing Documents > Renaming Documents and Folders

Renaming Documents and Folders

You can rename your files in the Save As or Open dialog box. Make sure that the file you want to rename is not open. Then display either of these dialog boxes, and use one of these methods to switch to rename mode:

  • Right-click the file and click Rename in the context menu.

  • Select the file and then click it again.

  • Select the file and press F2.

  • Select the file, click the Tools button at the top of the dialog box, and choose Rename.

A thin box appears around the filename to inform you that you're in rename mode, and the current name is highlighted so that you can easily replace it (see Figure 3.16). Type the new name and press Enter. You can't rename a file while it's open, or rename a folder while a file contained in the folder is open.

Figure 3.16. The Music Class Ideas file is ready to be renamed.


You can rename folders in the exact same way that you rename files.


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