How to copy a file from UNIX into a text editor

I'm new to UNIX so I know very little and this is a very basic question.   I need to copy a file that I have saved in UNIX into a text editor (notepad, word, an email message area or whatever) so that I can open and view its contents in the editor.  Can someone just guide me through how to do this?  Right now I'm in the PICO editor with a blank screen.
dbfromnewjerseyAsked:
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dbfromnewjerseyAuthor Commented:
All I'm looking to do is copy a file from UNIX to a text editor so I can view it in the text editor. Nothing more.
ahoffmannCommented:
you do not "copy a file to an editor" but open a file with an editor.
Simply use the "open" funtion in your editor and load the file, or call the editor with the filename as parameter.

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dbfromnewjerseyAuthor Commented:
ok. thanks. sorry for the misunderstanding of opening instead of copying.
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