Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Creating a Document and Folder Using WordPad WIN 39
To Start WordPad
Assume you want to create a document that lists your homework for Friday, April 11 using the WordPad
application. The fi rst process is to start the WordPad application. The following steps start WordPad based on a
typical installation. You may need to ask your instructor how to start WordPad on your system.
1
Display the Start menu.
All Programs
submenu
To display the All Programs
submenu, point to All Programs on
the Start menu.
Accessories
command
Accessories
submenu
Point to Accessories on the All
Programs submenu to display
WordPad on the Accessories
submenu (Figure 1–58).
What are Accessories?
Accessories are application
programs that accomplish a variety
of tasks commonly required on
a computer. For example, the
Accessories programs include
Accessibility programs to help
people view a monitor screen
and enter data into a computer;
Communication programs that
aid in installing and maintaining
computer communications; and
System Tools programs that
provide information about the
computer; and maintenance tools
for maintaining the computer.
All Programs
command
WordPad
command
Figure 1–58
maximized
WordPad
window
2
Click WordPad to start the
WordPad application and display
a new blank document in the
WordPad window (Figure 1–59).
document title
If the WordPad window is not
maximized, click the Maximize
button next to the Close button
on its title bar to maximize the
window.
an insertion point is a
blinking vertical bar that
indicates where text will be
inserted as you type
1st Semester folder
available as task bar
button
I-beam pointer
Document – WordPad
Button on task bar
Figure 1–59
 
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