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{{redirect|File|the Wiki file uploader|Special:Upload|help about files|Help:Images}}
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{{redirect|File|the Scratch file format|Scratch File Format}}
 
[[File:File.png|right|thumb|The file menu]]
 
[[File:File.png|right|thumb|The file menu]]
 
[[File:File dropped down.png|right|thumb|The file menu dropped-down in the online editor]]
 
[[File:File dropped down.png|right|thumb|The file menu dropped-down in the online editor]]
 
{{other version|3.0|2.0|title=File Menu}}
 
{{other version|3.0|2.0|title=File Menu}}
The '''File Menu''' is a dropdown menu with options related to metadata about the project.
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The '''File Menu''' is a drop-down menu with options about creating, [[Saving Data|saving]], [[Project Downloading|downloading]], and uploading [[project]]s.
  
== Online Editor Features ==
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== Contents ==
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The file menu contains several options.
  
 
=== New ===
 
=== New ===
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=== Saving ===
 
=== Saving ===
'''Save now''' saves all of the changes made to the project since the previous state. If Internet connection is available, the save will be updated to the server properly; otherwise a message will appear near the top-right saying "not saved: no network connection".
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'''Save now''' saves all of the changes made to the project since the previous state. If Internet connection is available, the save will be updated to the server properly; otherwise a message will appear saying "Project could not save." with options to try again or download it.
  
 
'''Save as a copy''' generates a totally separate, identical project to the one opened in the editor.
 
'''Save as a copy''' generates a totally separate, identical project to the one opened in the editor.
 
'''Go to My Stuff''' takes one to their <span class="plain links">[http://scratch.mit.edu/mystuff/ my stuff page].</span>
 
  
 
=== Files ===
 
=== Files ===
'''Load from your computer''' is a feature that allows one to upload projects that one has saved on his or her computer to the [[Scratch Website]]. The file extension for a [[Scratch 3.0]] project is <code>.sb3</code>; [[Scratch 2.0]] projects with the extension <code>.sb2</code> and [[Scratch 1.x]] projects with the extension <code>.sb</code> can also be uploaded into the online editor.
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'''Load from your computer''' is a feature that allows one to upload projects that one has saved on their computer to the [[Scratch Website]]. The file extension for a [[Scratch 3.0]] project is <code>.sb3</code>; [[Scratch 2.0]] projects with the extension <code>.sb2</code> and [[Scratch 1.x]] projects with the extension <code>.sb</code> can also be uploaded into the online editor.
 
{{note|The uploaded project will replace the contents of the current project.}}
 
{{note|The uploaded project will replace the contents of the current project.}}
  
'''Save to your computer''' allows you to download projects from the online editor to your computer, which can then be uploaded, shared, or edited offline.
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'''Save to your computer''' allows one to download projects from the online editor to their computer, which can then be uploaded, shared, or edited offline at a later time.
 
 
== Offline Editor Features ==
 
[[File:3.0 offline editor file menu.PNG|thumb|offline editor file menu]]
 
 
 
=== New ===
 
'''New''' is a feature that allows you create a new project in the offline editor.
 
 
 
This will allow you to open a project stored on your computer.
 
  
=== Files ===
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[[Category:Drop Down Menus]]
'''Load from your computer''' will allow you to load a <code>.sb3,</code> <code>.sb2</code>, or <code>.sb</code> file into the editor
 
'''Save to your computer''' will allow you to save your project, however, if you never saved this project before, you will choose where to save your project when you try to save.
 

Latest revision as of 19:04, 12 February 2020

"File" redirects here. For the Scratch file format, see Scratch File Format.
The file menu
The file menu dropped-down in the online editor
This article or section documents the current version of Scratch (version 3.0). For this article in Scratch 2.0, see File Menu (2.0).

The File Menu is a drop-down menu with options about creating, saving, downloading, and uploading projects.

Contents

The file menu contains several options.

New

New is a feature that creates a new blank project in the editor. It will not overwrite the previous project, as it is a separate project in My Stuff.

Saving

Save now saves all of the changes made to the project since the previous state. If Internet connection is available, the save will be updated to the server properly; otherwise a message will appear saying "Project could not save." with options to try again or download it.

Save as a copy generates a totally separate, identical project to the one opened in the editor.

Files

Load from your computer is a feature that allows one to upload projects that one has saved on their computer to the Scratch Website. The file extension for a Scratch 3.0 project is .sb3; Scratch 2.0 projects with the extension .sb2 and Scratch 1.x projects with the extension .sb can also be uploaded into the online editor.

Note Note: The uploaded project will replace the contents of the current project.

Save to your computer allows one to download projects from the online editor to their computer, which can then be uploaded, shared, or edited offline at a later time.