You've already stated the basics but a disk is meant for "saving" files. I'm guessing that you are being required to create a document or file on your computer...Is that correct?
Is there a file on the disk which you need to edit or write to? Or is the file already on your computer?
If the file is already on the disk, then I recommend opening the disk by double clicking on "My Computer", then double click on the "3 1/2 Floppy (A)" icon to view the file inside. In your situation, you should then choose to "copy" the file to your desktop by RIGHT clicking on the file icon, choose "Copy" from the menu, then move your mouse to a blank area of your desktop, RIGHT click there, then choose "Paste". A copy of the file will be placed on your desktop. (If you happen to damage the file on your desktop, you can then get a clean copy again from the floppy disk.) Open the file by double clicking on the file icon. Add or edit it at that time.
Then after the file is edited and saved on the desktop, simply RIGHT click on the file, select "Send To" from the little menu that pops up, then select "3 1/2 " floppy disk". You will be asked whether you want to replace the other version and as long as you're sure you like the current version, choose "YES". The file will then be copied and pasted to the disk.
The disk can then be removed, moved to another computer, and the file will be there to open and review.
Hope this helps.
I am taking a basic computer class so I will be using their computers. I have to use a floppy disk when I write the exam. They supply the floppy disk.
In order to use the disk, what are all the steps?
I must make sure the write protection window is closed.
Then I insert the disk.
Is there anything else that I have to do to successfully make use of the disk, or to make sure my answers are on the disk?
Is there anything that I am supposed to do before removing the disk?
(I said it was basic, I don't have this experience, and the manual doesn't explain these things, it just explains how to format a floppy disk)