Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
In most windows, three buttons appear on the right side of the title bar. The ﬁ rst button
is the Minimize button, which hides a window so that only its program button is visible
on the taskbar, which means the program is still running. Depending on the status of the
window, the middle button either maximizes the window or restores it to a predeﬁ ned
size. You are already familiar with the last button—the Close button.
To minimize the WordPad window:
1. Click the Minimize button on the WordPad title bar. The WordPad window
shrinks so that only the WordPad program button on the taskbar is visible.
Trouble? If the WordPad program window closed, you accidentally clicked the Close
button . Use the Start button to start WordPad again, and then repeat
Step 1. If you accidentally clicked the Maximize button
or the Restore Down
, repeat Step 1.
You can redisplay a minimized window by clicking the program’s button on the
taskbar. When you redisplay a window, it becomes the active window.
To redisplay the WordPad window:
1. Click the WordPad program button on the taskbar. The WordPad window is
restored to its previous size. You can minimize it by clicking its taskbar button again.
2. Click the WordPad program button
on the taskbar again to minimize the
3. Click the WordPad program button
once more to redisplay the window.
The Maximize button enlarges a window so that it ﬁ lls the entire screen. Use
maximized windows when you need to see more of the program and your data.
To maximize the WordPad window:
1. Click the Maximize button on the WordPad title bar.
Trouble? If the window is already maximized, it fills the entire screen, and the
does not appear. Instead, you see the Restore Down button
. Skip this step.
The Restore Down button reduces the window so that it is smaller than the entire
screen. This feature is useful if you want to see more than one window at a time, move
the window to another location on the screen, or change the dimensions of the window.
To restore a window:
1. Click the Restore Down button on the WordPad title bar. After a window
is restored, the Restore Down button
changes to the Maximize button