Microsoft Works 4.0 (Macintosh)
Becoming familiar with the buttons
Step 1 - Launch Microsoft Works and select Word Processor
Step 2 - Become familiar with the toolbar buttons
Opens a document stored on your hard drive, or on a disk
Saves a document to your hard drive, or to a disk
Print preview - see the entire document as it will look when printed
Print the document
Text must be highlighted to be changed using these buttons
Shows the name of the current font. The down arrow indicates other fonts are available. Click on the arrow to see a list of fonts.
Change font type to Bold, Italic, or Underlined by selecting the button. These are toggle buttons, click to turn on, click to turn off.
Select a new font size. Click on the arrow to see the available sizes.
Cuts highlighted text or objects from the document. The cut text or object is stored in the clipboard.
Copies highlighted text or objects in the document. The copied text or object is stored in the clipboard.
Pastes the text or object stored in the clipboard. The text or object goes wherever the cursor is placed in the document.
Check the spelling in the document
Step 3 - Become familiar with the ruler buttons
Insert today's date in a document. If this field is used on a saved document, the date inserted will be the date the document is printed.
Inserts the time into a document. Time displayed while you are creating a document will be the time Microsoft Works was opened. Time on the printed document will be the time the document was sent to the printer.
Inserts bullets for a bulleted list. To get back to normal, click on this button to deselect bullets. These bullets are formed on the left margin of the paper. Using the keyboard combination Option+8 on a Macintosh produces bullets wherever the cursor is located
Justify left and right
Space and a half
To set tabs in a document click on the tab style you want to use and then click in the place on the ruler where you want the tab to be placed
Align text on the left of the word
Align text on the center of the word
Align text on the right of the word
Align a set of numbers on a decimal
Step 4 - Become familiar with the tool palette
Buttons on the palette serve as links to explanations of the function of that button. Click on the button to find out what it will do.
Select an object to move, change or edit the object
Displays a list of OLE objects available
Creates a Works spreadsheet in the document
Creates a table of rows and columns
Creates one or more story frames that you can link and fill with text or graphics
Creates a paint object, and activates other paint tools for use in painting objects
Draws a text box for typing text
Draws a line
Draws a rectangle or square
Draws a rectangle or square with rounded corners
Draws an arc or wedge
Draws an oval or circle
Draws a polygon
Freehand tool, draws as if with a pencil
Draws a shape from a palette of pre-drawn shapes
Paints with a brushstroke
Simulates the effect of spray painting
Draws freehand in a paint object
Eraser, removes painted regions
Fills a region with the selected color
Selects part of an existing paint object
Fill pattern tool - click and hold to display choices
Line pattern tool - click and hold to display choices
Line width tool - click and hold to display choices
Arrow tool - adds an arrowhead to a line
Overlay object - changes the way two objects look when one is drawn on top of another
Color tool - white represents background, black represents foreground, click and hold to display choices
Select a color from any object on the screen, click to load the color.
Step 6 - Choose what you want to do next.
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