Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
For choosing items, the standard 11 o’clock mouse pointer is used.
For selecting lines of text, a 1 o’clock mouse pointer is used.
The mouse pointer may change its look when click-and-type mode is active: Lines appear to the left
and right of, and below, the I-beam mouse pointer. Refer to Chapter 32 for more information on
You can use the mouse to see what some of the little buttons and items with pictures on
them do in Word. Just hover the mouse pointer over the button, and — voilà! — it’s like
Folgers instant information crystals.
Cajoling Word to help you
Like most programs in Windows, a Help system is available in Word. You can summon it by pressing the
F1 key, which displays the Word Help window. There you can type a topic, a command name, or even a
question into the box to search for help.
The F1 key also works any time you’re deep in the bowels of Word and doing something specific. The
Help information that’s displayed tends to be specific to whatever you’re doing in Word. Little buttons that
look like question marks also summon Word Help.
End Your Word Processing Day
It’s the pinnacle of etiquette to know when and how to excuse oneself. Leaving can be done well or
poorly. For example, the phrase “Well, I must be off,” works lots better than “Something more
interesting must be happening somewhere else” — especially at Thanksgiving.
It’s entirely possible to quit Word without hurting its feelings or bothering with etiquette. This
section covers the many ways to end your word processing day.
When you’re done word processing and you don’t expect to return to it anytime soon, you quit the
Word program. Quitting a computer program is like putting away a book on a shelf. In the electronic