Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Finding Your Way Around the Office Interface
Desktop shortcut icon: Double-click the program’s shortcut icon. To
place an Office shortcut icon on the Windows 8 desktop:
1. In the Start window, right-click a blank area on the screen.
2. Click All Apps on the Windows toolbar.
3. In the Apps window, scroll to the right until you see the Office
application tiles (Access 2013, Excel 2013, and so on).
4. Right-click the name of an Office 2013 program and choose Send
To Desktop (Create Shortcut) on the shortcut menu.
To remove a desktop shortcut icon from the Windows desktop,
rightclick it, choose Delete, and click Yes in the Delete Shortcut dialog
Finding Your Way Around the Office Interface
Interface, also called the user interface, is a computer term that describes
how a software program presents itself to the people who use it (and you
probably thought interface meant two people kissing). Figure 1-3 shows the
Word interface. You will be glad to know that the interface of all the Office
programs is pretty much the same.
These pages give you a quick tour of the Office interface and explain what the
various parts of the interface are. Click along with me as I describe the
interface and you’ll know what’s what by the time you finish reading these pages.
Figure 1-3:
The File
tab, Quick
toolbar, and
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