Here is an outline of the steps to take when
faced with a new program or assignment and you are given a zip file to
start with. (Later in the course, you will be asked to start from
scratch, but we will go over those steps then.)
1) Download the zip file you are given on the website.
2) Double-click the zip file. This should then
show you the contents of the file. (as in the Eclipse
3) Drag this folder into your "Workspace" folder (you may have called it something else).
(You may now delete the zip file if you wish.)
4) Open Eclipse (if you have not already done so).
5) Load the project.....
Under the "File" menu,
Choose "New ---> " and then "Java Project"
You should now see:
In the box at the top labeled"Project name:", type in the name of the folder you dragged into the workspace.
Once Eclipse recognizes the
folder, the rest of the window should change (some things become gray
and some things that were gray become active):
The project should now appear in the left hand pane.