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Mac OS 9: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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Dialog Boxes

Mac OS-compatible applications use dialog boxes to tell you things (figure 25) and get information from you (figures 26 through 29). Think of it as the way your computer has a conversation—or dialog—with you.

Figure 25. This dialog box just gives you a message.

Every application has its own set of dialog boxes, but there are some dialog boxes that are basically the same from one application to another:

  • Open dialog box (figure 26) lets you open a document from within an application (as opposed to opening it from the Finder).

    Figure 26. Four SimpleText dialog boxes: the Open dialog box,…
  • Save As dialog box (figure 27) lets you save a ...

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