Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Session 1
screen. A window also contains controls , which are graphical or textual objects used for
manipulating the window and for using the program. Figure 13 describes the controls you
are likely to see in most windows.
Window controls
Figure 13
Menu bar
Contains the titles of menus, such as File, Edit, and Help
Sizing buttons
Let you enlarge, shrink, or close a window
Status bar
Provides you with messages relevant to the task you are performing
Title bar
Contains the window title and basic window control buttons
Contains buttons that provide you with shortcuts to common menu commands
Window title
Identifies the program and document contained in the window
Part of the window you use to enter your work—to enter text, draw pictures, set up
calculations, and so on
The WordPad program is a good example of a typical window. You’ll start WordPad and
identify its window controls.
To look at the window controls in WordPad:
1. Make sure that Windows XP is running and the Windows XP desktop is displayed.
2. Start WordPad.
3. On your screen, identify the controls that are labeled in Figure 14.
WordPad window controls
Figure 14
window title in
the title bar
menu bar
sizing buttons
toolbars (a ruler
might not appear
in your window)
status bar
program button
Trouble? If your WordPad program window fills the entire screen or differs in size, you
can still identify all the controls.
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