Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Setting general options
setting general options
The General tab of the Word Options dialog box contains an
assortment of configuration choices that you’ll probably set
shortly after you install Office 2013, and never change again.
set options on the general tab
1 Click File to display the Backstage view and then click the Options
tab. In the Word Options dialog box, in the left panel, click General.
2 Select all the check boxes in the User Interface Options section
unless your computer isn’t powerful enough to show live previews
at full speed.
You might set the ScreenTip Style list box to Show Feature Descrip-
tions In ScreenTips until you become familiar with most tools. Then,
to avoid clutter on the screen, you can change it to Don’t Show
Feature Descriptions In ScreenTips.
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3 Enter your user name and initials, if you didn’t do so during instal-
lation of Office 2013. These values are used to identify your tracked
changes and comments. If you use your copy of Word 2013 with
multiple accounts, select the check box to use the same user name
and initials with all accounts.
4 Select an Office Background (a design that appears in the right side
of the title bar) and an Office Theme (the shading of the areas that
surround the document surface). The values you choose affect all
Office 2013 programs.
5 In the Start Up Options section, select the check boxes according to
your preferences.
6 Click OK.
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TIP To see more information about an option that displays a
circular icon with an i in the middle of it, hover the mouse
pointer over that icon.
TIP The Start screen is a part of the Backstage view that can
appear when you start Word from its program icon. It includes a
list of recently used documents and the template thumbnails from the New
tab. If you clear the Show The Start Screen When This Application Starts
check box, Word shows a new blank document immediately when it starts.
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