Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Session 1
To drag the restored WordPad window to a new location:
1. Position the mouse pointer on the WordPad title bar.
2. Press and hold down the left mouse button, and then move the mouse up or down a little
to drag the window. The window moves as you move the mouse.
3. Position the window anywhere on the desktop, and then release the left mouse button. The
WordPad window appears in the new location.
4. Drag the WordPad window to the upper-left corner of the desktop.
You can also use the mouse to change the size of a window. Notice the sizing handle
at the lower-right corner of the window. The sizing handle provides a visible control
for changing the size of a window.
To change the size of the WordPad window:
1. Position the pointer over the sizing handle
in the lower-right corner of the WordPad window.
The pointer changes to
. See Figure 16.
Figure 16
Preparing to resize a window
sizing handle
resize pointer
2. Press and hold down the mouse button, and then drag the sizing handle down and to
the right.
3. Release the mouse button. Now the window is larger.
4. Practice using the sizing handle to make the WordPad window larger or smaller, and then
maximize the WordPad window.
You can also use the resize pointer to drag the left, right, top, or bottom window bor-
ders left, right, up, or down to change a window’s size in any one direction.
Selecting Options from a Menu
Most Windows XP programs use menus to organize the program’s features and available
functions. The menu bar is typically located at the top of the program window and shows
the names of the menus, such as File, Edit, and Help. Windows XP menus are relatively
standardized—most programs designed for Windows XP include similar menus. This
makes it easier to learn new programs because you can make a pretty good guess about
which menu contains the task you want to perform.
When you click any menu name, the choices for that menu appear below the menu bar.
Like choices on the Start menu, these choices are referred to as menu commands. To select a
menu command, you click it. For example, the File menu is a standard feature in most
Windows XP programs and contains the commands typically related to working with a file:
creating, opening, saving, and printing. Menu commands that are followed by an ellipsis
 
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