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Working with Dialog Boxes
In many instances, but not always, you can i nd help on what you want by typing the exact feature name (e.g., “embed
linguistic data”) into the Search box.
Working with Dialog Boxes
Many Offi ce commands display a dialog box, which is simply a way of getting more
information from you. For example, if you choose Review Changes Protect Sheet in Excel, the
program can’t carry out the command until you tell it what parts of the sheet you want to
protect. Therefore, it displays the Protect Sheet dialog box, shown in Figure 2.26.
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FIGURE 2.26
Many Offi ce applications use a dialog box to get additional information about a command.
Excel dialog boxes vary in how they work. You’fill fi nd two types of dialog boxes:
Typical dialog box: A modal dialog box takes the focus away from the fi le. When
this type of dialog box is displayed, you can’t do anything in the worksheet until
you dismiss the dialog box. Clicking OK performs the specifi ed actions, and clicking
Cancel (or pressing Esc) closes the dialog box without taking any action. Most Excel
dialog boxes are this type.
 
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