sorry about this very basic question...I have just started a first level C++ class and part of my homework is to write a simple program. Having done that on paper, I am having trouble translating it onto the computer. I have Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 on my home computer ( no network) I have followed the typed instructions from the instructor up to the point of setting active project configuration. But I can't seem to get my workspace to open to a blank page. The best I can do is a blank text file. Is there a trick to doing this? Any help would be greatly appreciated for this "worse than novice" c++ student.