paulbarry, on 05 December 2012 - 03:49 PM, said:
I just checked this on my Windows 7 machine... and it works as described in the book.
A "Python 3.3" group was added to my "All Programs" menu after installation, and the group contains a "IDLE (Python GUI)" option which brings up IDLE. There's also the standard Python (command-line) option, which does *not* have the features you described, but the GUI option does. Are you picking the right option?
See attached screen-shot.
Thanks for the speedy reply Paul. The book said nothing about how to start IDLE so I went to the install directory and ran python.exe (the shell). I since discovered the IDLE (Python GUI) and created a shortcut on my desktop for that. I was coming back to tell anyone reading my post to ignore it. I'm really new and green.
I've only coded in xbase language and have some retraining to do.