GIS Cookbook: Getting Started - How to Open a New Project, New View, or Existing Project, then Add Data  
Keywords: New View, ArcView, project, open project
Category: Starters
Software: ArcView 3.2

Problem: Most recipes require me to open a new view or project and then add data. How do I do these tasks?

Description: At the start of many recipes, the first line of instruction will be to “open a new view.” The following recipe will show you how to execute this step.

1) Click on the Start button, go to Programs, go to ESRI, select ArcView 3.2. The following windows will appear on your screen. If you are not able to find the program this way, See Pitfall 1.

2a) To open a New Project with a New View, select the bullet next to “with a new view” and then select OK.

2b) To open an existing project, select the ”open existing project” bullet. Then select OK.

3) After selecting OK to opening a New View, the program will ask if you would like to add data. The following window will appear on your screen.

To add data, select Yes. The following window will appear, with which you can navigate to upload the data files you would like to add to your view.

4) After selecting the data file, select OK.
Authored by: Sam Ying Modified: 9/11/03

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Cookbook: Ben Sprague, Ethan Sundilson, Carlin Wong, Sam Ying