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The title bar is located along the top of a window. It contains the name of the application and document.

To move the window, drag the title bar. Note: You can also move dialog boxes by dragging their title bars.


Use this command to display a four-headed arrow so you can change the size the active window with the arrow keys.

After the pointer changes to the four-headed arrow:

  1. Press one of the DIRECTION keys (left, right, up, or down arrow key) to move the pointer to the border you want to move.
  2. Press a DIRECTION key to move the border.
  3. Press ENTER when the window is the size you want.

Note: This command is unavailable if you maximize the window.

Shortcut
Mouse: Drag the size bars at the corners or edges of the window.


Scroll bars are displayed at the right and bottom edges of the document window. The scroll boxes inside the scroll bars indicate your vertical and horizontal location in the document. You can use the mouse to scroll to other parts of the document.
Use this command to reduce the window to an icon on the task bar.

Shortcut
Mouse: Click the minimize icon on the title bar.
Keys: Alt+F9


Use this command to enlarge the active window to fill the available space.

Shortcut
Mouse: Click the maximize icon on the title bar or double-click the title bar.
Keys: Ctrl+F10 enlarges a document window.


Use this command to display a four-headed arrow so you can move the active window or dialog box with the arrow keys. Press Enter when complete.

Note: This command is unavailable if you maximize the window.

Shortcut
Keys: Ctrl+F7


Use this command to switch to the next open document window.

Shortcut
Keys: Ctrl+F6


Use this command to switch to the previous open document window.

Shortcut
Keys: Shift+Ctrl+F6


Use this command to close the active window or dialog box.

Double-clicking a Control-menu box is the same as choosing the Close command.

Note: If you have multiple windows open for a single document, the Close command on the document Control menu closes only one window at a time. You can close all windows at once with the Close command on the File menu.

Shortcut
Keys: Ctrl+F4 closes a document window
Alt+F4 closes the main window or dialog box


Use this command to return the active window to its size and position before you chose the Maximize or Minimize command.
Use this command to show the Start menu and task bar.

Shortcut
Keys: Ctrl+Esc


Use the numbers and filenames listed at the bottom of the File menu to open one of the last documents you closed. Choose the number that corresponds with the document you want to open.
A list of the currently open document windows is displayed at the bottom of the Window menu. A check mark appears in front of the document name of the active window. Choose a document from this list to make its window active.
Use this command to create a new document.

Select the type of new file you want to create in the File New dialog box.

You can open an existing document with the Open command.

Shortcut
Toolbar:
Keys: Ctrl+N


Use this command to open an existing document in a new window.

You may be able to open multiple documents at once. Use the Window menu to switch among the multiple open documents. See the Window 1, 2, ... command.

You can create new documents with the New command.

Shortcut
Toolbar:
Keys: Ctrl+O


Use this command to close all windows containing the active document.

We suggest that you save changes to your document before you close it. If you close a document without saving, you lose all changes made since the last time you saved it. Before closing an untitled document, the Save As dialog box is displayed and it suggests that you name and save the document.

You can also close a document by using the Close icon on the document's window.


Use this command to save the active document to its current name and directory.

When you save a document for the first time, the Save As dialog box is displayed so you can name your document. If you want to change the name and directory of an existing document before you save it, choose the Save As command.

Shortcut
Toolbar:
Keys: Ctrl+S


Use this command to save and name the active document. The Save As dialog box is displayed so you can name your document.

To save a document with its existing name and directory, use the Save command.


Use this command to select a printer and a printer connection.

This command presents a Print Setup dialog box, where you specify the printer and its connection.


Use this command to print a document.

This command presents a Print dialog box, where you may specify the range of pages to be printed, the number of copies, the destination printer, and other printer setup options.

Shortcut
Toolbar:
Keys: Ctrl+P


Use this command to display the active document as it would appear when printed.

When you choose this command, the main window will be replaced with a print preview window in which one or two pages will be displayed in their printed format. The print preview toolbar offers you options to view either one or two pages at a time; move back and forth through the document; zoom in and out of pages; and initiate a print job.


Use this command to send the active document through electronic mail.

This command presents a mail window with the active document attached to it. You may then fill out the To: field, Subject: field, etc., and add text to the body of the message if you wish. When you are finished, click the Send button to send the message.


Use this command to delete the currently selected data from the document. This command is unavailable if there is no data currently selected.

Shortcut
Keys: Del


Use this command to delete all the data from the document.
Use this command to copy selected data onto the clipboard. This command is unavailable if there is no data currently selected.

Copying data to the clipboard replaces the contents previously stored there.

Shortcut
Toolbar:
Keys: Ctrl+C


Use this command to remove the currently selected data from the document and put it on the clipboard. This command is unavailable if there is no data currently selected.

Cutting data to the clipboard replaces the contents previously stored there.

Shortcut
Toolbar:
Keys: Ctrl+C


Use this command to insert a copy of the clipboard contents at the insertion point. This command is unavailable if the clipboard is empty.

Shortcut
Toolbar:
Keys: Ctrl+V


Use this command to find text in the current document.

The Find dialog box is displayed. Enter the text you want to find, select other search options and press Find Next.

To find more occurances later, select Edit+Find next or press F3.


Use this command to reverse the last editing action, if possible.

The name of the command changes, depending on what the last action was. The Undo command changes to Can't Undo on the menu if you cannot reverse your last action.

Shortcut
Toolbar:
Keys: Ctrl+Z or Alt+BACKSPACE


Use this command to open a new window with the same contents as the active window.

You can open multiple document windows to display different parts or views of a document at the same time. If you change the contents in one window, all other windows containing the same document reflect those changes.

When you open a new window, it becomes the active window and is displayed on top of all other open windows.


Use this command to arrange the icons for minimized windows at the bottom of the main window.

If there is an open document window at the bottom of the main window, then some or all of the icons may not be visible because they will be underneath this document window.


Use this command to arrange multiple opened windows in an overlapped fashion.
Use this command to vertically arrange multiple opened windows in a non-overlapped fashion.
Use this command to arrange multiple opened windows side by side.
Use this command to split the active window into panes.

You may then use the mouse or the keyboard arrows to move the splitter bars. When you are finished, press the mouse button or enter to leave the splitter bars in their new location.

Pressing Escape keeps the splitter bars in their original location.


Use this command to display the copyright notice and version number of this program.
Use this command to quit this program. You can also use the Close command on the application Control menu. You are prompted to save documents with unsaved changes.
Use this command to display the help contents and index.
Use the Context Help command to obtain help on a command or part of the window.

When you choose the Toolbar's Context Help button, the mouse pointer will change to an arrow and question mark. Then click somewhere in the window, such as another Toolbar button. The Help topic will be shown for the item you clicked.

If a dialog box has a question mark in its title bar, then click on it to obtain similar context help for the dialog controls.

Shortcut
Keys: Shift+F1


Use this command to display and hide the Toolbar, which includes buttons for some of the most common commands, such as File Open.

A check mark appears next to the menu item when the Toolbar is displayed.

If you position the mouse over a Toolbar button, the name of the corresponding command appears as a yellow tool tip.


Use this command to display and hide the Status Bar, which describes the action to be executed by the selected menu item or depressed toolbar button, and keyboard latch state.

A check mark appears next to the menu item when the Status Bar is displayed.

The left area of the status bar describes actions of menu items as you use the arrow keys to navigate through menus. This area similarly shows messages that describe the actions of toolbar buttons as you depress them, before releasing them. If after viewing the description of the toolbar button command you wish not to execute the command, then release the mouse button while the pointer is off the toolbar button.

The right areas of the status bar usually indicate which keys are latched down.


This is the Toolbar which includes buttons for some of the most common commands, such as File Open.

If you position the mouse over a Toolbar button, the name of the corresponding command appears as a yellow tool tip.


This is the Status Bar.

The left area of the status bar describes actions of menu items as you use the arrow keys to navigate through menus. This area similarly shows messages that describe the actions of toolbar buttons as you depress them, before releasing them. If after viewing the description of the toolbar button command you wish not to execute the command, then release the mouse button while the pointer is off the toolbar button.

The right areas of the status bar usually indicate which keys are latched down.


This is a spare portion of the screen, next to a docking bar.
This is a spare portion of the screen, next to a docking bar.
This is a spare portion of the screen, next to a docking bar.