A basic mouse has two buttons:
The main actions with a mouse are:
Click Press and release the Main Button
Double Click Press and
Button twice quickly.
Right Click Press and release the Right
mouse button once.
Press and Hold Down the
Hold Down the Main Button and Drag the
mouse icon across the screen to Select Text or other objects.
Icon A symbol or picture used to represent something, such as the small
white arrow which represents your mouse, or the blue W used to launch MS Word.
Hardware Hardware is the physical computer itself, and any attached
devices, such as the keyboard, monitor, and mouse.
Software Software refers to the applications or programs running inside
the computer. Microsoft Word is Software.
Operating System The Operating System (in this case Windows) is the
main software application running on your computer. It allows other programs to run.
Ctrl + s = Save (Do this ALL THE TIME)
Ctrl + p = Print
Ctrl + b = Bold text Example
Ctrl + i = Italic text Example
Ctrl + u = Underline text Example
Ctrl + z = Undo last action
Ctrl + y = Redo last action
Ctrl + c = Copy (selected text)
Ctrl + x = Cut
Ctrl + v = Paste
MS Word is one of the most popular, powerful, and useful computer programs in the world. Microsoft Word is a "Word Processor", which is a type of software application.
Word can be used to:
- Write letters, stories, poetry, etc.
- Design and print invitations and presentations.
- Generate a table of contents or merge with a mailing list.
- and much, much more.
Menu Bar This is a picture of the Menu Bar:
- You can use the Menu Bar to execute any and all commands on your Document, such as saving, printing, zooming in, cutting and pasting, etc.
Bar This is a picture of one of the Tool
- A Tool Bar is a series of picture shortcuts to frequently used tools, such as changing the font, etc. Any command accessible from the Tool Bars, is also accessible from the Menu Bar.
Cursor The flashing black line in Word which represents your place on
Document A Microsoft Word file.
Microsoft Word underlines misspelled words in RED
and grammar tips in GREEN
If you Right-Click with your mouse on a word underlined in red, you will be given a menu with some possible spellings.
If a word is spelled correctly (and is not underlined in RED), you can often Right-Click on it to be given a list of Synonyms (words that mean the same thing).