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Office 2010 Made Simple by Guy Hart-Davis

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Meeting the Major Components of the Word Window

When Word opens, it automatically creates a new document for you and displays it in a window. Figure 3 explains what you should be seeing at this point.

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Figure 3. Each of the Office programs has the same major components, including the File tab, Quick Access Toolbar, Ribbon, and status bar.

Here's what the main elements of the Word window do:

  • Title bar. Running across the top of the window, the title bar shows the name of the file open in the window (in this case, Document1) and the program's name.
  • File tab. This tab, at the left end of the Ribbon, opens Backstage view, which you use to give ...

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