Dialog Boxes

If you need to learn about the dialog boxes Office 2000 has available, read this free lesson.

Dialog boxes in detail

Parts of the print dialog box

Command buttons

A command button, such as OK or Cancel, tells the computer to carry out an action. Execute a command by clicking a command button.

Options buttons

Option buttons appear when you are shown a list of choices and you need to select only one option. To select an option, click inside the circle next to your choice. When selecting an option, a small black dot fills the circle.

Check boxes

Check boxes appear when selecting more than one option. To select an option, click inside the box. When selecting an option, a check mark appears in the box.

Text boxes

A text box provides space to type information. For example, when naming a file you type the name into a text box.

Spin boxes

A spin box is used to set a value, such as the number of copies to print. To increase or decrease the number, you click the up and down arrows.

List boxes

A list box usually is a large white space that contains a list of options. If the list of options is too long to fit inside the list box, a vertical scroll bar will let you move up and down the list.