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Window 11 Word's new Single Document Interface makes it easy to switch between open docu- ments by clicking the document buttons on the Windows taskbar. Word also offers another convenient way to switch between documents: the Window menu. The Window menu offers users the advantage of quickly switching between documents using the keyboard, something more difficult to do with taskbar buttons. In addition, the Window menu offers three commands for viewing multiple instan- ces of a single document and arranging documents that are already open: New Win- dow, Arrange All, and Split. Window New Window The Window New Window command opens a duplicate of the currently active document. This can be useful for reviewing different parts of a document at the same time. The contents of the two windows are identical: make an edit in one window and the changes appear simultaneously in the other window. Each window behaves like a regular document; switch back and forth between them using the taskbar or the Window menu or arrange them side-by-side on the screen. There's no real limit to the number of windows that can be opened for a given document. On opening the first new window for a document, Word labels the original document (in the title bar) as the name of the document followed by a colon followed by a 1 (i.e., Chapter 10:1). Word labels each consecutive new window :2, :3, and so on. Saving any of the open windows of a single document saves the document. Remember that no matter how many new windows are created using Window New Window, you are still looking at only one document. When running your monitor at a higher resolution (better than 800x600, say), the Win- dow Split command is usually more useful than the New Window command. The Split command is discussed later in this chapter. 303