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What is the difference between "Close" and "Exit"?

When working in some programs, you may encounter the choice to either close or exit out of what you are working on. Each of these has a different result.

Choosing "Close" usually only removes you from the document you are working on, but leaves the program itself open. This allows you to open another document without having to restart the program.

The "Exit" funtion not only closes the document you were working on, but the program, too. You would normally choose this option when you are finished using the program.

Some programs only offer one option or the other. For example, Internet Explorer only has a "Close" function which also exits the program.

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