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Using Pull-Down Menus

Click the View menu to pull it down.

Look at the Zoom command. It is followed by three dots (…) to indicate that by selecting it, you will open a dialog box. Click the command.

The Zoom dialog box opens. Click the Cancel button to close it.

INTRODUCTION

The menu bar contains nine pull-down menus—File, Edit, View, and so on—that contain commands for executing Word tasks. Many of these commands have equivalent buttons on the toolbars, and in most cases, it's more convenient to use the toolbar buttons than the menus. However, if you accidentally hide a toolbar or if you don't like using the mouse, you can always rely on the menus instead. In this task, you take a quick tour of the menus to see how they work.


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Using Your Keyboard to Issue Commands

If you want to use your keyboard instead of your mouse to issue a menu command, press the Alt key, and then press the letter that's underlined in the menu name.


Click the Insert menu, and then point to Picture. The small triangle to the right of the Picture command indicates that a submenu will appear. Click outside the Insert menu to close it.

Click the Edit menu. The grayed-out commands are not currently available.

Point to the Expand arrow at the bottom of the Edit menu. (Alternatively, you can rest your mouse pointer over the menu name for a few seconds.)

The menu expands to show you all of its commands. Click outside the menu to close it.


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