Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The Word 2010 Screen
Opening Word
Review. The buttons on this tab help you check your document to make
sure it’s correct before sending it out into the world. It also groups together
some super-helpful collaboration tools. Here’s what’s on it: Proofing (page
115), Language (page 128), Comments (page 219), Tracking (page 223),
Changes (page 226), Compare (page 228), Protect (page 230), and
OneNote (page 862).
View. Click the View tab for different ways of looking at your document as
you work on it. Here you’ll find Document Views (page 26); Show to show
or hide the ruler (page 15), table gridlines, and the Navigation pane (page
42); Zoom (page 29); and Window (page 32).
Add-Ins. Add-ins are programs that beef up Word’s ability to work even
harder for you, adding custom commands and specialized features. For
example, your company might add a special template for certain documents.
If your copy of Word has any add-ins, they appear on this tab.
Click any tab, and the ribbon changes to show the sections and buttons on
that tab.
Tip: Some sections of the ribbon have more options than the ribbon can show. When that’s the case,
you see a pop-out icon, which looks like a square with a diagonal arrow pointing outward, in the section’s
lower-right corner. Click the icon to open a dialog box that gives you all the options for that section.
View Ruler button. Word’s ruler measures your document and shows
indenting and tabs. To display it (or hide it again), click this button on the right side of
the document window.
Scroll bars. Just as you’d expect: These babies let you navigate up and down
through your document.
Status bar. Across the bottom of the Word screen is the status bar, which gives
you information about the current document. Standard info includes what page
you’re on and how many pages and words make up the document; you can also
customize the status bar (page 893 tells you how).
View buttons. As page 26 explains, Word can display your document in one of
five different views: Print Layout, Full Screen Reading, Web Layout, Outline,
and Draft. You can select any of these views from the View tab, or just click one
of these buttons on the right-hand side of the status bar.
Zoom level button. This button shows you whether you’re viewing the text in
the document at normal size (100%), larger, or smaller. Click the button to open
the Zoom dialog box (page 30) and adjust the text viewing size.
Zoom controls. To increase or decrease text size even faster than clicking the
Zoom button, use this slider—just drag the pointer to the left or right. Slide to
the left to zoom out (making text smaller); slide to the right to zoom in (making
text bigger). For more about zooming, see page 29.
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