Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Saving and Organizing Files
Navigating in Dialog Boxes
Navigating is the process of nding a location on a storage device. While saving
the Inverstonit Electronics le, for example, Steps 4a and 4b in the previous set of steps
navigated to the Excel folder located in the CIS 101 folder in the My Documents folder
in the Documents library. When performing certain functions in Windows apps, such
as saving a le, opening a le, or inserting a picture in an existing document, you most
likely will have to navigate to the location where you want to save the le or to the
folder containing the le you want to open or insert. Most dialog boxes in Windows
apps requiring navigation follow a similar procedure; that is, the way you navigate to
a folder in one dialog box, such as the Save As dialog box, is similar to how you might
navigate in another dialog box, such as the Open dialog box. If you chose to navigate to
a specic location in a dialog box, you would follow the instructions in Steps 4a and 4b.
1 SIGN IN | 2 USE WINDOWS | 3 USE APPS | 4 FILE MANAGEMENT | 5 SWITCH APPS | 6 SAVE FILES
7 CHANGE SCREEN RESOLUTION | 8 EXIT APPS | 9 USE ADDITIONAL APP FEATURES | 10 USE HELP
To Minimize and Restore a Window
Before continuing, you can verify that the Excel le was saved properly. To do this, you will minimize the
Excel window and then open the CIS 101 window so that you can verify the le is stored in the CIS 101 folder
on the hard disk. A minimized window is an open window that is hidden from view but can be displayed quickly
by clicking the window’s app button on the taskbar.
In the following example, Excel is used to illustrate minimizing and restoring windows; however, you
would follow the same steps regardless of the office app you are using. Why? Before closing an app, you should
make sure your le saved correctly so that you can nd it later.
The following steps minimize the Excel window, verify that the le is saved, and then restore the
minimized window. If you are using Windows 7, skip these steps and instead perform the steps in the yellow box
that immediately follows these Windows 8 steps.
• Tap or click the Minimize button on the Excel
window title bar (shown in Figure 51 on the
previous page) to minimize the window (Figure 52).
Is the minimized window still available?
The minimized window, Excel in this case, remains
available but no longer is the active window. It is
minimized as an app button on the taskbar.
• If the File Explorer window is not open on the
screen, tap or click the File Explorer app button
on the taskbar to make the File Explorer window the active window.
• Double-tap or double-click the Excel folder in
the le list to select the folder and display its
contents (Figure 53).
• After viewing the contents of the selected
folder, tap or click the Excel app button on the
taskbar to restore the minimized window.
Why does the File Explorer app button on the
A selected app button indicates that the app is active on the screen. When the button is not selected, the app is
running but not active.
2. Press WINDOWS + M , press WINDOWS + SHIFT + M
1. Press and hold or right-click title bar, tap or click Minimize on shortcut
menu, tap or click taskbar button in taskbar button area