Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Introduction to the Windows 8 Operating System
Table 1 Touch Screen Gestures
Motion
Description
Common Uses
Tap
Quickly touch and release one
nger one time.
Activate a link (built-in connection)
Press a button
Run a program or an app
Double-tap
Quickly touch and release one
nger two times.
Run a program or an app
Zoom in (show a smaller area on the
screen, so that contents appear larger)
at the location of the double-tap
Press and hold
Press and hold one nger to cause
an action to occur, or until an action
occurs.
Display a shortcut menu (immediate access
to allowable actions)
Activate a mode enabling you to move an
item with one nger to a new location
BTW
BTWs
For a complete list of the
BTWs found in the margins
of this topic, visit the BTW
resource on the Student
Companion Site located on
www.cengagebrain.com. For
detailed instructions about
accessing available resources,
visit www.cengage.com/
ct/studentdownload or
contact your instructor for
information about accessing
the required les.
Drag, or slide
Press and hold one nger on an
object and then move the nger
to the new location.
Move an item around the screen
Scroll
Swipe
Press and hold one nger and
then move the nger horizontally
or vertically on the screen.
Select an object
Swipe from edge to display a bar such as
the Charms bar, App bar, and Navigation
bar (all discussed later)
Stretch
Move two ngers apart.
Zoom in (show a smaller area on the
screen, so that contents appear larger)
BTW
Touch Screen
Differences
The office and Windows
interfaces may vary if you are
using a touch screen. For this
reason, you might notice that
the function or appearance
of your touch screen differs
slightly from this chapter’s
presentation.
Pinch
Move two ngers together.
Zoom out (show a larger area on the
screen, so that contents appear smaller)
Will your screen look different if you are using a touch screen?
The Windows and Microsoft office interface varies slightly if you are using a touch screen. For this reason, you might notice
that your Windows or Excel screens look slightly different from the screens in this topic.
Windows users who do not have touch screen capabilities typically work with a
mouse that has at least two buttons. For a right-handed user, the left button usually is
the primary mouse button, and the right mouse button is the secondary mouse button.
Left-handed people, however, can reverse the function of these buttons.
Table 2 explains how to perform a variety of mouse operations. Some apps also
use keys in combination with the mouse to perform certain actions. For example, when
you hold down the key while rolling the mouse wheel, text on the screen may
become larger or smaller based on the direction you roll the wheel. The function of
the mouse buttons and the wheel varies depending on the app.
 
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