Photoshop Elements: Saving converted RAW images. At my wits' end.

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This will no doubt be so simple for most of you, but I will appreciate your help. I have just begun to shoot in RAW; I am using PSE 8. When I open a RAW image in "Full Edit," it opens in the ARC. To keep this simple, let's say that I make all the adjustments I want to make in ACR, and I don't want to open it in PSE. Now, I am ready to save the converted and manipulated image. So, I click on "Save Image." That opens the "Save Options" dialog box. What choices should I select here? The only choice of which I am presently certain is that I want to save the converted image as .dng. When I have made my choices in the Options box, I click on "Save." This takes me back to the Organizer. There, logic would dictate that I should find a .dng file; but the image is listed as a .CR2 file (I shoot Canon). WHERE IS THE .DNG FILE? When I go to "Pictures," the default location in Vista, and open an image that I have saved as .dng, then click on Properties, it says that it is a .CR2 file. Again, WHERE IS THE .DNG FILE? -- This is driving me batty. Any help will be greatly appreciated. And I thank you in advance.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Here's what you should do. Simply click the [Done] button. This will save the development settings for the raw file and the thumbnail will update in Organizer without creating a secondary file.
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Jeffrey. Thanks for your response, but I have to admit that due to my lack of knowledge/understanding, this does not help much. You did not respond to the questions that I asked. Now, this could be because my questions don't make sense, that is, they may well be the wrong questions. I would really appreciate it if you would take another shot at it, and really lead me by the hand step-by-step through the process in very basic language.

Hope this is not asking too much. Thank you very much.