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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Word 2000 by Bill Camarda

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Quick Tour of the “Cockpit”

Typically, the easiest way to start Word 2000 is to click Start, Programs, Microsoft Word. Word opens with a new blank document ready for editing. In Figure 1.1, you can see the basic Word 2000 interface with each of its components marked.

The next few sections take a closer look at each important element of the Word interface.

Using Word's Personalized Menus

As in any Windows application, you can choose a wide range of commands from menus. However, in Word 2000 there's a difference: personalized menus. By default, when you first choose a menu, Word displays an abbreviated list of commands. To see the complete list, point the mouse pointer to the double-arrow at the bottom of the menu and wait a moment.

If you choose ...

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