Using the menu

Menus are used to control Word. Menus, like toolbars, are adaptive.

Word implements adaptive menus that automatically change their composition in order to save screen space. When you first open the menu, you will see a small set of basic commands and a double arrow at the bottom. If you click on the arrow or just leave the menu open for a few seconds, it will expand to display all the other commands included in it.

When you select a command from the extended part of the menu, it is added to the main set of commands, and you will no longer need to expand the menu to select it again.

Fig. 38. An example of the implementation of an adaptive menu

Menu commands can be selected using the keyboard or mouse. In addition to commands, most Word menus contain submenus containing additional commands.

The submenu is marked with an arrow displayed after its name. To display the submenu and select the commands contained in it, click on its name.

To select a menu command using the mouse, open the menu and click on the minu of the required command. To select a command from a submenu, open the menu, click on the name of the submenu to open it, and then select the desired command.

To close the menu without selecting a command, just click outside the menu or press Esc

In addition to the menus located at the top of the screen, you can use right-click context menus or Shift+F10 keyboard shortcuts. In the menu that opens, select the required command.

It should be noted that the set of commands displayed in the context menus depends on which part of the screen is clicked.

Try right-clicking on various parts of the Word window and see which context menus pop up.