Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Ofﬁ ce 2007
This appendix explains how to change the screen resolution in Windows to the resolution
used in this topic. It also describes how to customize the Word window by changing the
Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar, and the color scheme.
Changing Screen Resolution
Screen resolution indicates the number of pixels (dots) that your computer uses to display
the letters, numbers, graphics, and background you see on your screen. When you increase
the screen resolution, Windows displays more information on your screen, but the
information decreases in size. The reverse also is true: as you decrease the screen resolution,
Windows displays less information on your screen, but the information increases in size.
The screen resolution usually is stated as the product of two numbers, such as
resolution results in a display of 1,024 distinct pixels on each of 768 lines, or about
786,432 pixels. The ﬁ gures in this topic were created using a screen resolution of
768 (pronounced “ten twenty-four by seven sixty-eight”). A 1024
The screen resolutions most commonly used today are 800
although some Ofﬁ ce specialists set their computers at a much higher screen resolution,
such as 2048
600 and 1024
To Change the Screen Resolution
The following steps change the screen resolution from 800
600 to 1024
768. Your computer already may
be set to 1024
768 or some other resolution.
• If necessary, minimize all programs
so that the Windows desktop
• Right-click the Windows desktop
to display the Windows desktop
shortcut menu (Figure E–1).