The File Menu

<< Click to Display Table of Contents >>

Navigation:  Introduction > The User Interface >

The File Menu

The File menu switches to a special interface called "backstage view" for managing file-related operations. These include creating new projects and selecting recent projects, importing data from external sources, publishing your projects to any of the supported output formats and saving projects under different names and in different locations.

Many of these operations are quite complex and the special backstage view provides more space than conventional dialogs. This makes it easier to provide intuitive access to all the various functions and options needed.


Recent Projects

The Recent Projects page in the File menu lists all the projects you have edited recently. You can open a project by double-clicking on its entry, but there are a number of other useful functions. See below for details.

Welcome Section: The recent projects displayed in the Welcome section of the Project Explorer are also taken from this list. Removing projects from the list here also removes them from the list in the Welcome section.


Open the selected project in the current instance of Help+Manual.

Pin icons (on right)

"Pinning" a project entry moves it to the top of the list for easy access.


Open in new instance:
Open the project in a new copy of Help+Manual.

Add to / Remove from pinned projects:
Moves the entry to the top of the list for easy access or removes the entry from the pinned list (same as pin icon).

Remove from list:
Prune the list by removing the current entry completely.

Move Up/Down:
Arrange the list to suit your preferences

Quickly access recent documents:

Shows the select number of recent documents from the top of the list in the File Menu.

1.Use the pin icons to move the projects you want to manage to the top of the list.

2.Activate quick access to enter these projects in the File Menu.