Introducing the Word Screen
Seeing the Word screen for the frst time is like trying to fnd your way through Tokyo’s busy Ikebukuro subway station. It’s intimidating. But when you start using Word, you quickly learn what everything is.
shows you the diﬀerent parts of the screen. Here are shorthand descriptions of these screen parts:
» Quick Access toolbar: This toolbar oﬀers the Save, Undo, Repeat, and Customize buttons (and on touchscreens, the Touch/Mouse mode button). Wherever you go in Word, you see the Quick Access toolbar.
» Document tab: At the top of the screen, the Document tab lists the names of open Word documents. Select a tab to go from one document to another.
» Ribbon Display Options button: Clicking this button opens a menu for handling the Ribbon.
» Minimize, Restore, Close buttons: These three magic buttons make it very easy to shrink, enlarge, and close the window you are working in.
» File tab: Go to the File tab to do file-management tasks.
» The Ribbon: Select a tab on the Ribbon to undertake a new task.
The word screen
» Status bar: The status bar gives you basic information about where you are and what you’re doing in a document. It tells you what page and what section you’re in, and the total number of pages and words in your document.
» View buttons: Click one of these buttons — Read Mode, Print Layout, or Web Layout — to change your view of a document.
» Zoom controls: Use these controls to zoom in and out on your work.