26 ofﬁce x for macintosh: the missing manual
• To ﬁnd out what folder your document is nested in, c-click the document’s title.
As shown in Figure 1-5, a pop-up menu appears, identifying your document
icon’s location on the hard drive. Click any folder or drive on the list to open it
into a new window.
• See the tiny Word icon next to the document’s name in the title bar? That’s your
document proxy icon, which works just like the folder proxy icon in every Finder
window title bar. As shown at right in Figure 1-5, you can drag that icon just as
you would any icon in the Finder. You might do so to move the current docu-
ment to a different folder, to copy it to a different disk, or even to drag it directly
to the Trash. In true Mac OS X fashion, you see a translucent ghost of the icon as
you move it. (You have to hold the cursor down on this icon for about one sec-
ond, making it turn dark, before you can drag it in this way. If you drag it too
quickly, Word thinks you’re simply trying to move the window on the screen.)
Tip: The document proxy icon appears faded out (disabled) whenever you’ve edited your document
without saving the changes. (And you can’t drag it to move, copy, or trash your document when you
haven’t saved changes.) Only when you choose File→Save (c-S) does the icon spring to life, ready for
The ruler across the top of the page displays the current settings for margins, tabs,
and indents. See page 121 for details on how to use and change these settings.
Scroll Bar and Navigator Buttons
Figure 1-4 depicts the Navigator buttons—double arrows ﬂanking a little round but-
ton at the lower right of the Word window. When you ﬁrst open a document, these
Navigator buttons act as page up/page down buttons. But once you’ve used the Find
and Replace command (see page 75), or in some other way changed the browse ob-
ject, the double arrows act differently.
For instance, after you’ve used Find and Replace, clicking the Navigator buttons
takes you from each occurrence of the word you’re trying to ﬁnd to the next. For
more detail on the Browse Object feature and Navigator buttons, see page 73.
Left: When you
document name, you can
choose and open, in a Finder
window, any folder or disk in
the list. Right: After clicking
and holding for a second,
you can drag the tiny icon
into any folder or disk on