Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Arranging and Switching Between Document Windows
Press F to move to the Fonts list, S to choose a font size, G or K to make the current
selection larger or smaller, and so on.
INSIDE OUT Many old keyboard shortcuts still work
If your muscle memory is hard-wired with ancient menu sequences from Office 2003
and earlier versions, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Many of those old sequences still
work. If you’re editing a document in Word 2010 and press Alt+E, for example, Word
recognizes that as the accelerator key for the Edit menu in Word 2003 and displays the
ScreenTip shown here:
Press E (the accelerator for the Replace option on the old Edit menu), and Word
dutifully pulls up the Find And Replace dialog box with the Replace tab highlighted, just as
your muscles remember.
Arranging and Switching Between Document Windows
The three document-centric programs in the Office family—Word, Excel, and PowerPoint—
each let you work with multiple documents in separate windows. You can also open a single
document, worksheet, or presentation in multiple windows; this technique is especially
useful with long documents, when you want to compare content in widely separated parts of
the same file.
To facilitate the process of managing multiple windows, the View tab in all three programs
is stocked with window-oriented commands. New Window opens the current document in
a new window, appending a window number to the document’s name in the title bar, with
the original document identified as Document :1 and the new window labeled Document :2.
The Arrange All command tiles all open document windows for the current program on the
main monitor. Use the Switch Windows option to select from the list of open windows.
Word and Excel have an additional set of window controls on the View menu specifically
intended to make it easier to compare the contents of multiple windows. If two and only
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