Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with Dialog Boxes
To select a new font size in the Font size button list box:
1. In the Font group on the Home tab, click the Font size button arrow
2. Click . The Font size list closes, and the font size you selected appears in the list box. 18
3. Type your full name to test the new font size, and then press the Enter key.
4. Click the Font size button arrow
on the Home tab again, and then click .
5. Type your full name again to test this type size. Your name appears in 12-point font.
List boxes sometimes include scroll bars, which appear when the list of available
options is too long or wide to fi t in the list box. A scroll bar includes arrow buttons and a
scroll box that you drag to scroll the list.
Working with Dialog Boxes
A dialog box is a special kind of window in which you enter or choose settings for how
you want to perform a task. Dialog boxes can include tabs, option buttons, check boxes,
and other controls to collect information about how you want to perform a task.
Besides using buttons on Ribbon tabs, you can also open dialog boxes by selecting
a command on the WordPad button menu. You can use the WordPad menu button
to open the Print dialog box, which contains many typical dialog box controls.
To open the Print dialog box:
1. Click the WordPad menu button
in the upper-left corner of the WordPad
window to display a list of commands.
2. Click Print to open the Print dialog box. See Figure 18.
Figure 17
Print dialog box
click a check
box to turn an
option off (not
checked) or on
(checked); you
can select
more than one
check box in
a group
a tab organizes
related controls;
some dialog boxes
have more than
one tab
option buttons
appear in groups;
you click on e option
button in a group,
and a dot indicates
your selection
click the up
or down spin
arrow to
increase or
decrease the
number in
the box
click in the text
box and then
type an entry
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