Creating a New Document

Documents are created, opened, and saved in the standard way from the File menu, or by using standard keystrokes such as Ctrl + S. The following section describes the procedures for creating a new document.

There are two parts to creating a new document; creating the document and adding references to libraries.

  1. Select File > New... from the menu bar. If a document is currently open, you will be prompted to save the file before creating the new document (if it has changed). To create a new document and keep the existing document open, start a new instance of the application.
  2. Select a directory and enter a file name for the new document, then click Save.
  3. If the Document Explorer isn't open, you can open it by selecting View > Document Explorer (Shift + F2) from the main menu.
  4. To add another Document module or Blackboard module, right-click the any location that allows adding these modules and select Add document module or Add blackboard module from the context menu. These modules can be added under the root of the document by right-clicking on the root node at the top of the Document Explorer tree. They can also be added under any other document or blackboard module and to libraries and folders inside of libraries. In these cases, the document or blackboard modules are commonly used to document the functionality in the library.
  5. Provide a name and press the Enter key.
  6. To add another module, right-click the level under which the new module should appear and follow the steps above. Any number of document modules can be added to the main document.
  7. To change the libraries referenced in the document, open the Object Explorer by selecting View > Document Explorer (Shift + F2) and edit the References. See Adding and Removing References for more details.