Familiarize yourself with the Word XP window and the parts of it in this free lesson.
Let's briefly review the basic parts of the Word XP 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.
This displays the document name followed by a program name.
This contains a list of options to manage and customize documents.
This contains shortcut buttons for the most popular commands.
This contains buttons used for formatting.
This is used to set margins, indents, and tabs.
This is the location where the next character appears.
This indicates the end of the document.
This provides quick access to Help topics.
These are used to view parts of the document.
This displays the position of the insertion point and working mode buttons.
This provides easy access to commonly used menus, buttons, and tools.
These change the layout view of the document to normal, web layout, print layout, and outline view.
This links to the Microsoft Office Help feature.