Menus that don't make you fat!
Mousercise- Day 2, Step M
are working with a program, its various settings and commands
are organized/hidden in menus. A Menu button usually has its name spelled out.
When clicked, your command options drop down. This is a
menu bar from Word 2003. Note that Help is the last
menu option. This is the standard location.
Internet Explorer, our web browser, Microsoft has re-shuffled
the various commands that were used in the Menus and located
them in the Command Bar, just above the page at your
right. Note that Help (?) is still at the right
newer versions of our web browser we no longer need to take up
screen space with the old File, Edit Menu bar. The Command
bar makes it redundant, so it is usually turned off by default.
If you need it, tap that ALT key to turn it on or off.
these commands will have subdivisions that
branch off to the side. When
navigating through menus, it is important that
you move your mouse only vertically and
horizontally. A diagonal line
may be the shortest route between two points,
but diagonal paths cause mayhem when navigating
Find the real
command bar on your screen. Caution, don't click
the on the picture of the printer- that's a shortcut button that
will start printing out copies of this page. CLICK only
the black triangles, and
then browse through the command lines in each. What
are some of the options you see in the Tools Menu, toolbars
command? Where do you find the command for Page
There are several methods of closing a Menu. Try them all.
1. Click the same triangle again.
2. Slide sideways to view a different Menu,
3. Click a blank space outside the menu options,
4. Tap the Escape Key (Esc) in upper left corner of you keyboard.
Then click NEXT