Open Existing Files in Adobe Illustrator CS6

Edited by Freya, VisiHow, Eng

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    Open Adobe Illustrator either from your desktop or by searching your programs
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    Click the Windows icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen. Recent programs will be loaded. Illustrator might be listed.
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    Otherwise, you can search for Illustrator using the search bar at the bottom of the start menu
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    Type "Adobe Illustrator". A list will appear with programs and files that contain words matching what you typed. Illustrator is indicated by a brown-and-orange symbol with the letters "Ai".
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    Click "Adobe Illustrator CS6" to load the program and go directly into the user interface
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    Next, click "File" in the top left-hand corner of the window
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    Click "Open..."
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    In this video, "Open..." is clicked.
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    You can also move the cursor to "Open Recent Files" if you have recently used the document for which you are looking
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    Find and click your file
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    In this video, the file on the desktop is clicked by clicking "Desktop" on the left-hand side of the window first.
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    Then, simply scroll through the list to find and click your file
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    A preview will appear at the bottom of the window so that you can ensure it's the correct file.
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    Once you have found your file, click "Open"
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    If you click "File" and move to "Open Recent Files", then the current document will be listed at the top
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