Location of " Sketch > Import Library menu "

Hi All, I am new to this and waiting for my Arduino board to arrive so I am reading the instructions .I have Arduino IDE 1.8.5. Below is extract from "Importing a .zip Library "instructions.

" You will be prompted to select the library you would like to add. Navigate to the .zip file's location and open it.

Return to the Sketch > Import Library menu. You should now see the library at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It is ready to be used in your sketch. The zip file will have been expanded in the libraries folder in your Arduino sketches directory.

I follow it but where is the "Sketch > Import Library menu" ?

Sketch Drop down tab has : Verify/Compile , Upload , Upload using Programmer , Export Compiled Binary , Show sketch folder , Include library and Add file.

Shouldn't Import Library be here as well? or does it mean to go back to "Include Library" and it should show in this list?


Sketch > Include Library used to be Sketch > Import Library in older versions of the Arduino IDE.

Many Thanks pert

You're welcome.

I found the page with the outdated information and submitted a request for that wording to be updated as well as several other improvements: https://github.com/arduino/Arduino/issues/7172