- Creating New Documents
- Using the New Document Task Pane
- Basic Editing
- Saving Your Documents
- Saving an Existing File in Its Current Location
- Using Word's New Program and File Recovery Features
- Using AutoRecover to Recover Information from Damaged Files
- Retrieving Your Documents
- Finding the File You're Seeking
- Performing a Basic Search for Specific Text
- Switching Among Files You've Opened
Switching Among Files You've Opened
Often, you'll open many files at once. In Word 2002, by default, each file you open gets its own icon on the Windows taskbar (see Figure 3.28). You can have multiple icons on the taskbar while only one copy of Word is open. To display any open file, click its taskbar icon.
Figure 3.28 Multiple Word 2002 files on the taskbar, with only one copy of Word running.
This behavior, which contrasts with most Windows programs, was introduced in Word 2000. To put it mildly, it did not meet with universal acclaim. In Word 2002, the choice is yours. If you prefer to set aside only one taskbar icon for Wordand to switch amongst files using the Window menu or other traditional techniquesyou can have what you want.
To switch back to the classic "multiple document interface," choose Tools, Options, View; clear the Windows in Taskbar check box; and choose OK.