Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Session 1.1
Exploring the Word Window
Before you can apply these four steps to produce a letter in Word, you need to start Word
and learn about the general organization of the Word window. You’ll do that now.
To start Microsoft Word:
1. Click the Start button on the taskbar, point to All Programs , point to Microsoft Office ,
and then click Microsoft Office Word 2003 . The Word window opens. See Figure 1-2.
Trouble? If you don’t see the Microsoft Office Word 2003 option on the Microsoft Office
submenu, look for it in a different submenu or as an option on the All Programs menu. If
you still can’t find the Microsoft Office Word 2003 option, ask your instructor or technical
support person for help.
Maximized Word window
Figure 1-2
menu bar
Standard
toolbar
Formatting
toolbar
paragraph mark
insertion point
horizontal ruler
task pane
2. If the Word window does not fill the entire screen, click the Maximize button in the
upper-right corner of the Word window. Your screen should now resemble Figure 1-2.
Trouble? If your screen looks slightly different from Figure 1-2, just continue with the
steps. You will learn how to change the appearance of the Word window shortly.
Word is now running and ready to use. Don’t be concerned if you don’t see everything
shown in Figure 1-2. You’ll learn how to adjust the appearance of the Word window soon.
The Word window is made up of a number of elements, which are described in
Figure 1-3. You are already familiar with some of these elements, such as the menu bar
and toolbars, because they are common to all Windows programs.
 
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