Menus

If you're confused by the menus Office XP has available, use this lesson for help.

Changing the menu display

Office XP provides a few different ways to display menu commands:

  1. Show the most commonly used commands followed by the full menu after a short delay.
  2. Always show full menus.

Office XP programs will always show the most commonly used commands followed by the full menu after a short delay unless you indicate otherwise.

To change the way menu commands are displayed:
  • Choose ViewToolbarsCustomize from the menu bar.
  • A Customize dialog box appears.
  • Click the Options tab. Select one of the following check boxes:
    • Always show full menus
    • Show full menus after a short delay

Word 2002's Customize dialog box

Clicking the Reset my usage data button will delete the record of the commands you've used and restore the default set of visible command to menus and toolbars.