Arranging Windows

Arranging Windows


Every Office program and workbook opens inside a window , which contains a title bar, menus , toolbar and work area, which is where you create and edit your data. Most often, you'll probably fill the entire screen with one window. But when you want to move or copy information between programs or documents, it's easier to display several windows at once. You can arrange two or more windows from one program or from different programs on the screen at once. However, you must make the window active to work in it. You can also click the buttons on the taskbar to switch between open workbooks and other Office documents.

Resize and Move a Window

All windows contain the same sizing buttons:

  • Maximize button . Click to make a window fill the entire screen.

  • Restore Down button . Click to reduce a maximized window to a reduced size.

  • Minimize button . Click to shrink a window to a taskbar button. To restore the window to its previous size, click the appropriate taskbar button.

  • Close button . Click to shut a window.


Use the Mouse to Move a Window


Point to the window's title bar.


Drag the window to a new location, and then release the mouse button.


Did You Know?

You can quickly switch between Office documents . Each open Office 2003 document displays its own button on the Windows taskbar. You can click the icons on the taskbar to switch between the open Office documents.

Use the Mouse to Resize a Window


If the window is maximized, click the Restore Down button.

graphics/tow_icon.jpg Move the mouse over one of the borders of the window until the mouse pointer changes into a two-headed arrow.

The directions of the arrowheads show you the directions in which you can resize the window.


Drag the window border until the window is the size you want.


Arrange Multiple Windows


Open up both worksheets.


Click the Window menu.


Click a window command:

  • Compare Side By Side With.. . click a workbook, and then click OK to tile two windows.

  • Arrange click an arrange window option (Tiled, Horizontal, Vertical, or Cascade), and then click OK.


Show Me Microsoft Office Excel 2003
Show Me Microsoft Office Excel 2003
ISBN: 0789730057
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 291 © 2008-2017.
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