Applications - the basics


Independent of the type or complexity of an application or the operating system on which it runs, all applications have certain properties, and these properties are usually accessible in the same way in different applications. This section outlines what those common properties are, as well as highlighting some default (ie free) Windows applications that can be used for working with certain types of files.


  • versions of applications - how to find out the version of an application you're using
  • where to find help - where and how to find help within applications
  • the File and Edit menus - where they are and what they contain
  • basic Windows applications - what they are called and what they do