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FileCenter will store any kind of file. You can do anything with your files that you’d be able to do
in Windows Explorer. For example, if you right-click on a file, you’ll see the same pop-up menu
you see in Windows Explorer, plus some options unique to FileCenter.
Like the Drawers and Folders buttons, you’ll find a Files button above the list of files. This
button is full of options for using and manipulating your files. Note that there are even more
options if you select a PDF file.
Open a File
When you double-click a file, it will open in its native application. In other words, it will open in
the program Windows has assigned to that type of file. Word documents will open in Microsoft
Word, Excel spreadsheets will open in Microsoft Excel, digital pictures will open in your picture
viewer, MP3 files will open in your media player, etc.
You can also select a file and click Open on the main toolbar.
The one exception is PDF and TIFF files. FileCenter has a built-in PDF/TIFF editor, so you can
open these files right into FileCenter for editing. When you attempt to open a PDF or TIFF file,
FileCenter will ask if you want to open it in the regular program or in FileCenter. If you choose
FileCenter, your file will open in the Edit tab. We’ll cover this more in Chapter 7: PDF Basics.
Delete, Move, or Rename a File
To move a file, just drag-and-drop it anywhere you want – a different folder, a different drawer,
or anywhere outside of FileCenter. You can also use Ctrl +X to cut it, Ctrl + C to copy it, and Ctrl
+ V to paste it in a new place.
To multi-select files, hold down the Ctrl key while you click to select them singly, or to select a
range, select the first file, hold down the Shift key, and click the last file.
You can rename files from the Files button > Rename File, or use the F2 key. By default,
FileCenter will pop up a dialog to help you rename the file. We do this so you will have access to
your naming rules, if you use them (we’ll cover this in depth in Chapter 8: Automate File &
Folder Naming). If you prefer to rename your files inline, like you do in Windows Explorer, you
can enable that. See Task 9: Enable Inline Renaming.