When you open MS Word, be sure to display the menu bar, standard toolbar, and formatting toolbar at the top of your screen on three rows. Follow these steps: When you open MS Word, you will see a blank page.
Above the page, at the top of the MS Word screen, you will see the Menu bar. Point with your mouse to any of those words and then click your mouse button to display the particular menu. If you do not wish to use the mouse, hold down the Alt key and press the underlined letter to display the menu as shown on Figure 1 below.
Click your mouse on the blank page if you do not want to use the menu or press the Alt key again. The first toolbar is known as the standard toolbar and the second as the formatting toolbar.
Instead of using the menu bar to change the font of a document, for example, you can use your mouse to click one of the icons on the formatting toolbar to change the font.
To display the menu bar and both toolbars as shown above, click T ools on the Menu bar and then C ustomize , as shown on Figure 2 below.
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Remember : If you do not want to use the mouse, hold down the Alt key and press the underlined letter on your keyboard. This view displays a vertical and horizontal ruler with the page margins above and to the left of the ruler.