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Using Windows Messenger to Fire Off Instant Messages 275 · If you end up with some particularly witty repartee, you can save it for posterity by selecting the File, Save command. Use the Save As dialog box to save the conversation to a text file. · Windows Messenger can also send entire files instead of simple text blurbs. To send a file, select File, Send a File. (If you're talking to two or more folks, select File, Send a File to, and then select the contact name. Use the dialog box that shows up to highlight the file, and then click Open.) · When a contact sends you a file, Windows Messenger lets you know the file's name, size, and approximate transfer time (for a 28.8Kbps connection), and asks whether you want to proceed. Click Accept (or press Alt+T) to take delivery of the file, or click Decline (or press Alt+D) to pass. If you chose to accept the file, Windows Messenger will then warn you that some files contain viruses. Click OK to proceed with the transfer. · When you're talked (or typed) out, select File, Close. If there are only two of you in the conver- sation, Windows Messenger shuts down the Conversation window without further ado. However, if there are three or more yakkers, the program presents you with an ambiguous dialog box that tells you that you won't receive future instant messages "from this session." This just means you won't get any more messages from the conversation, so it's okay to click OK. Some Useful Windows Messenger Options Windows Messenger works pretty good as is, but it comes with a few options that enable you to tweak the program to suit your style. To eyeball these options, select the Tools, Options command to get together with the Options dialog box. The Personal tab has four sections: · My Display Name--Use this text box to specify the name that your online buddies see when they have you in their contacts list or when you're in conversation with them.