Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
To minimize the WordPad window:
1. Click the Minimize button on the WordPad title bar. The WordPad window shrinks so
that only the Document - WordPad button on the taskbar is visible.
Trouble? If the WordPad program window closed, you accidentally clicked the Close but-
ton. Use the Start button to start WordPad again, and then repeat Step 1. If you acciden-
tally clicked the Maximize or Restore button, repeat Step 1.
You can redisplay a minimized window by clicking the program’s button on the
taskbar. When you redisplay a window, it becomes the active window.
To redisplay the WordPad window:
1. Click the Document - WordPad button on the taskbar. The WordPad window is restored to
its previous size.
The taskbar button provides another way to switch a window between its minimized and
2. Click the Document - WordPad button on the taskbar again to minimize the window.
3. Click the Document - WordPad button once more to redisplay the window.
The Maximize button enlarges a window so that it fills the entire screen. You will prob-
ably do most of your work using maximized windows because they allow you to see
more of the program and your data.
To maximize the WordPad window:
1. Click the Maximize button on the WordPad title bar.
Trouble? If the window is already maximized, it will fill the entire screen, and the
Maximize button won’t appear. Instead, you’ll see the Restore button. Skip Step 1.
The Restore button reduces the window so that it is smaller than the entire screen. This
feature is useful if you want to see more than one window at a time. Also, because the
window is smaller, you can move the window to another location on the screen or
change the dimensions of the window.
To restore a window:
1. Click the Restore button
on the WordPad title bar. Once a window is restored, the
changes to the Maximize button
You can use the mouse to move a window to a new position on the screen. When you
click an object and then press and hold down the mouse button while moving the mouse,
you are said to be dragging the object. You can move objects on the screen by dragging
them to a new location. If you want to move a window, you drag the window by its title
bar. You cannot move a maximized window.