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Using the Mouse

The mouse is an optional piece of hardware that attaches to your personal computer. It enables you to move the on-screen pointer as you move the mouse with your hand. In Word, you can control the program with mouse movements or with keystrokes, but most users will find that Word is easier to learn and to use with the mouse. Some Word actions—such as drawing graphical objects—require the use of a mouse; other actions—such as moving text—are significantly easier when you use a mouse. All menu commands and many other features are all accessible through the use of the keyboard. You will find that combining mouse actions with shortcut keys is the most productive way to work.

Microsoft's IntelliPoint mouse was released coincident with the release of Office 97. This new mouse has a small wheel between the left and right mouse buttons. Rolling the wheel with your index finger enables you to scroll without using scroll bars, pan in any direction, zoom documents to different magnifications, and expand/collapse outlines or drill down or up in worksheet data.


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