Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Using the Ribbon
You can use the mouse to move a window to a new position on the screen. When
you click an object and then press and hold down the mouse button while moving the
mouse, you are dragging the object. If you want to move a window, you drag the
window by its title bar. You cannot move a maximized window.
To drag the restored WordPad window to a new location:
1. Position the mouse pointer on the WordPad title bar.
2. Press and hold down the left mouse button, and then move the mouse up or down
a little to drag the window. The window moves as you move the mouse.
3. Position the window anywhere on the desktop, and then release the left mouse
button. The WordPad window stays in the new location.
4. Drag the WordPad window to the upper-left corner of the desktop.
Trouble? If the WordPad window is maximized when you drag it near the upper part
of the desktop, click the Restore Down button
before performing the next steps.
You can also use the mouse to change the size of a window. When you point to an
edge or corner of a window, the pointer changes to a double-headed arrow, similar to .
Use this resize pointer to drag an edge or corner of the window and change the size of the
Using the Ribbon
Many Windows 7 programs use a Ribbon to organize the program’s features and
commands. The Ribbon is located at the top of the program window, immediately below the
title bar, and is organized into tabs. Each tab contains commands that perform a variety
of related tasks. For example, the Home tab has commands for tasks you perform
frequently, such as changing the appearance of a document. You use the commands on the
View tab to change your view of the WordPad window.
To select a command and perform an action, you use a button or other type of control
on the Ribbon. Controls for similar types of actions are organized on a tab in groups .
For example, to enter bold text in a WordPad document, you click the Bold button in the
Font group on the Home tab. Figure 15 shows examples of Ribbon controls.
By default, the Ribbon
displays the Home tab
when you start WordPad.
To display the contents of
the View tab, you click the
View tab on the Ribbon.
Figure 15
Examples of Ribbon controls
text box
button with arrow
toggle button
two-part butt on
with arrow
check box
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