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

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Working with the Windows 8 desktop

Many of the programs you’ll use with Windows 8 weren’t designed specifically for this new, modern operating system. And, even some new programs, like Office 2013, need a more traditional interface, as well. The Windows 8 desktop will look familiar to you if you have previously used Windows 7, and you’ll find that you can launch programs, use jump lists, and add shortcuts easily.

Work with the desktop

  1. On the Windows 8 Start screen, click the Desktop tile.

  2. Click and drag to move the taskbar to another side of the screen, if you’d like.

  3. Click to open File Explorer.

  4. Click to display the Windows 8 touch keyboard.

  5. Click to change system settings.

Tip

To return to the Windows 8 Start screen, click your ...

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