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Chapter 5. Saving, Opening, Printing, an... > Sending a Document to the Printer - Pg. 58

Saving, Opening, Printing, and Other Document Lore 4. 58 When you've chosen your options, click the Print button to start printing (some Print dialog boxes have an OK button, instead). Keep watching the information area of the taskbar (the area to the left of the clock). After a few seconds (depending on the size of the document), a printer icon appears, as shown in Figure 5.4. This tells you that Windows XP is hard at work farming out the document to your printer. This icon disappears after the printer is finished with its job. If you have an exceptionally speedy printer, this icon may come and go without you ever laying eyes on it. If the printer icon shows up with a red question mark icon superimposed on it, it means there's a problem with the printer. In this case, see Chapter 29, "When Windows Won't Work: Troubleshooting Common Problems." Figure 5.4. The printer icon tells you that Windows XP is printing. The Least You Need to Know · Forging a new document--Select the File, New command, press Ctrl+N, or click the toolbar's New button. · Saving a document--Select the File, Save command, press Ctrl+S, or click the toolbar's Save button. If you're saving a new document, use the Save As dialog box to pick out a location and a name for the document. · Make My Documents your own--You'll simplify your life immeasurably if you store all your files in the My Documents folder. · Editing a document--Press Backspace to delete the character to the left of the cursor; press Delete to wipe out the character to the right; press Ctrl+Z to undo your most recent mistake. · Shutting down a document--Select the File, Close command or press Ctrl+F4. · Opening a document--Select the File, Open command, press Ctrl+O, or click the toolbar's Open button. · Printing a document--Select the File, Print command, press Ctrl+P, or click the toolbar's Print button.