Adding Textures, need help

I have been trying to add a texture to objects in 3ds max for 2 or 3 of days now. I have created a plane that is the same size as my picture and i cant seem to figure out how to apply the texture to my object. I go to the material editor and i click on the get material button. Then i pick bitmap and select my texture. The picture shows up but i cant assign the material to the selected object, (i don’t have the option to click on the button) I don’t know if its the settings or I’m picking the wrong thing or if this program hates me. Please help me.

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never mind i just figured it out thanks to the tutorials by votekick