Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
To work with a typical Windows XP dialog box:
1. Click View on the WordPad menu bar, and then click Options . The Options dialog box
opens, by default, to the Rich Text tab.
Trouble? If the Options dialog box does not display the Rich Text options, click the Rich
2. Click the Status bar check box to remove the check mark.
3. Click the Options tab to select the measurement units that the WordPad ruler uses.
4. Click the Centimeters option button.
5. Click the OK button. WordPad accepts your changes and closes the Options dialog box.
Examine the WordPad window and note that the ruler now uses centimeters instead of
inches and the status bar no longer appears at the bottom of the window. You can use the
Options dialog box again to restore the WordPad window to its original condition.
To restore the WordPad window:
1. Click View on the WordPad menu bar, and then click Options . The Options dialog
2. On the Rich Text tab, click the Status bar check box to insert a check mark.
3. Click the Options tab, and then click the Inches option button.
4. Click the OK button. The WordPad window now includes a status bar and a ruler that uses
inches as its measurement unit.
5. Click the Close button
on the WordPad title bar to close WordPad.
6. When you see the message “Save changes to Document?” click the No button.
In this session, you started Windows XP and toured the desktop, learning how to inter-
act with the items on the desktop and on the Start menu. You also started two Windows
programs, manipulated windows, and learned how to select options from a menu, tool-
bar, and dialog box.
Session 1 Quick Check
1. What is the purpose of the taskbar?
2. What is a ScreenTip?
3. The is a list of options that provides you with access to programs,
documents, submenus, and more.
4. Which feature of Windows XP allows you to run more than one program at a time?
5. Even if you can’t see an open program on your desktop, the program might be run-
ning. How can you tell if a program is running?
6. Why should you close each program when you are finished using it?
7. A(n) consists of a group of buttons, each of which provides one-
click access to important program functions.
To reinforce the tasks you
learned in this session, go
to the SAM 2003 Training
Companion CD included
with this text.
is helpful because it only includes options that are appropriate
for your current task.