Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Closing an Application
Click File ➪ Account in most office applications to see the Sign out and Switch Account settings, along with other
settings for working with your account in office.
In Windows 7, you ﬁ nd and start the Ofﬁ ce programs in the Start menu:
1. Click the Start button at the left end of the Windows taskbar. The taskbar
appears along the bottom of the Windows 7 desktop. The Start menu opens.
2. Click All Programs. A list of available programs appears in the left column of the
3. Click Microsoft Ofﬁ ce. The available Ofﬁ ce programs appear.
4. Click the desired Ofﬁ ce program. The program window appears on-screen.
If the office application tile doesn’t appear on your Windows Start screen, select the Search charm, scroll right to
i nd it under Microsoft office 2013, and then click the program’s tile to start the program; you could also right-click
the program’s tile and then click Pin to Start or Pin to taskbar to add it back to the Start screen or the Windows
desktop taskbar. In Windows 7, you can pin a program to the taskbar by starting the program, right-clicking its
taskbar icon, and clicking Pin this program to taskbar.
Closing an Application
When you ﬁ nish your work in an application, shutting the application down removes it
from system memory, freeing that memory for other uses. Closing the application also
provides the beneﬁ t of closing any possibly sensitive open ﬁ les to prevent unwanted viewing
Some Ofﬁ ce programs enable you to have multiple ﬁ les open at any given time. You have to
shut down all of the ﬁ les to shut down the program itself. You can use one of three
methods to shut down any ﬁ les and the program:
■ Press the Alt and F4 keys simultaneously (Alt+F4). Repeat for each open ﬁ le in
■ Click the File tab in the upper-left corner of the program window; then click
Close. Repeat for each open ﬁ le in the application.
■ Click the X in the upper-right corner, which denotes that you’d like to close the
program. Repeat for each open ﬁ le in the program.
If you see a message box similar to the one in Figure 1.12, it means that you haven’t saved
all your changes to the ﬁ le. Click Yes to save your changes.