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Microsoft® Office® Professional 2013 Plain & Simple by Katherine Murray

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Pointing and clicking by using the mouse or trackpad

The chances are good that you use the mouse to do a lot of things on your computer—if, that is, your computer has a mouse. Traditionally, desktop computers come equipped with a mouse that you use along with your keyboard. Laptops don’t include mice, but they do offer a pointing device such as a trackpad (usually built in to the area just in front of the keyboard) that you can use to move the pointer on the screen and click (or, alternately, tap).

One of the most common things you do with your mouse is point and click; you move the mouse pointer to a location on the screen and then click the left mouse button to select whatever is beneath the pointer—whether it’s a tab on the ribbon, a tool ...

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