The Basics of the Word Window
Let's briefly review the basic parts of the Word 2003 window before we move onto word processing.
Shown below is the Microsoft Word default window. When Word is launched, a new blank document, or default window, opens in Print Layout view. Although window elements are fully explained in our Windows course, here is a brief explanation of the Word window.
Displays the document name followed by a program name.
Contains a list of options to manage and customize documents.
Contains shortcut buttons for the most popular commands.
Contains buttons used for formatting.
Used to set margins, indents, and tabs.
The location where the next character appears.
Indicates the end of the document.
Provides quick access to Help topics.
Used to view parts of the document.
Displays position of the insertion point and working mode buttons.
Provides easy access to commonly used menus, buttons and tools.
Changes the layout view of the document to Normal View, Web Layout View, Reading Layout View, Print Layout View, or Outline View.
Links to the Microsoft Office Help feature.