Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The process of taking text from the end of one line and placing it at the start of the
next line is named word wrap.
Curse you, Sticky Keys!
As your mind wanders, your fingers absently press and release the Shift key. Suddenly, you see the
warning: Sticky Keys! By pressing the Shift, Ctrl, or Alt key five times in a row, you activate the Windows Sticky
Keys function, a tool designed to make a computer keyboard more accessible to people. If you don’t need
the help, you’ll probably find the intrusion annoying.
Don’t panic! You can easily turn off the Sticky Keys feature: In the Sticky Keys warning dialog box, click
the link titled Go to the Ease of Access Center to Disable the Keyboard Shortcut. In the dialog box that
appears, remove the check marks by any and all Sticky Keys options and settings. Click OK and you’ll never
be bothered again!
Stuff That Happens While You Type
As you madly compose your text, fingers energetically jabbing the buttons on the keyboard, you
may notice a few things happening on the screen. You might see spots. You might see lines and
boxes. You may even see lightning! All are side effects of typing in Word. They’re normal, and
they’re explained in this section.
Watching the status bar
The reason it’s the status bar is that it can show you the status of your document, updating
information as you type, as shown in Figure 2-3 .
Figure 2-3: Stuff that lurks on the status bar.
The type of information that’s displayed, as well as how much information is displayed, depends on
how you configured Word. Chapter 29 explains which features the status bar can display.