Word Main Window  What is it? + Tools ▷ 2020

Worldwide, Microsoft Word is considered the most famous word processing focused computer program, Until now. Since, being integrated into Microsoft’s office suite by default, is present in all personal computers practically.

In addition to this, it is a completely useful tool when working with digital documents, such as texts, articles, letters, resumes, monographs, etc. Thanks to its wide variety of options and formats that are ideal for writing in an orderly and enriched manner. Considering that, It is also a very simple processor to handle.

That is why it is worth mastering certain data and information of interest to learn more about this tool provided by Microsoft Office. Among such information, we find it suggestive to know what is the Main Window feature of Word about and what are the sections or elements that compose it.

What is the main window of the Microsoft Word interface and what is it for?

In short, the main window of the interface of this word processor can be defined as the one that makes it easy to view, edit, create or write any type of text. Thus, through it, the user has the ability to select from multiple fonts, change the color and size of letters, use a spell checker and perform different tasks to present the information with the highest quality.

Therefore, the main window of Microsoft Word It serves to prepare and manage any writing you need, mainly. In addition, through this window, you will be able to access the different sections, tools and options provided by the entire program. In view of that, It is made up of different sections that simplify and optimize the user experience.

List of all tools and sections of the main Word window

Now, as one of the main functions of the main Microsoft Word window is to allow access to the different elements, tools and sections that the word processor offers in its entirety; it is precise mention and detail each of these options in order to learn how to better manage the program in question.

Here we proceed to specify each one of them:

Title bar

Title bar

It is the bar that is located at the top of the main Word window and, basically, shows the name of the document that is currently being edited.

Generally, each time a new document is started in Word, it will prompt you gives a generic name that is “Document 1”, “Document 2”, “Document 3”, etc. (depending on the number of windows you have open) and this is how it can be displayed in the title bar, automatically. But, when saving the writing in question with the name you prefer, that denomination will be replaced by the given name.

Quick-access tool bar

Quick-access tool bar

Also at the top of the initial window, the quick access toolbar is located, specifically in the upper left corner. There, you can make use of some very useful commands, such as: Save, Undo or Redo.

In addition to that, it is possible customize the quick access toolbar via the icon next to the Redo arrow. In this way, you will be able to add more commands to this bar to carry out tasks more quickly in Word just by clicking on any of them.

Next, we name the extra commands that can be included in the quick access toolbar:

  • New.
  • Open.
  • Send by e-mail.
  • Fast printing.
  • Print preview and Print.
  • Spelling and grammar.
  • Draw table.
  • Mouse / touch mode.

Window control buttons

Window control buttons

Refers to a set of three buttons that are located in the upper right corner of the main program window and they are the most characteristic of Word, without a doubt.

Next, we detail each one of them:

  • Minimize button: Have a minus sign (“-“) and as its name implies, it allows you to minimize the word processor window to the taskbar. In other words, it automatically turns the program into a simple button belonging to the computer’s task bar and there, it is ready to continue managing it later.
  • Maximize button: This is the central button of this set and is characterized by showing a rectangle Through which, the Word window can be maximized. After that, the button image will change to a couple of rectangles which allows you to restore the window and convert it to its previous size.
  • Close button: East It has an “X” inside that is shown in red when tapped and serves to permanently close the current document. In this way, you can exit the application.

Besides this, in that same place, right next to the Minimize button, you find an icon that offers three alternatives for the presentation of the ribbon. Which are:

  • Automatically hide the ribbon.
  • Show tabs.
  • Show tabs and commands.

Main menu bar

Main menu bar

It consists of an area of ​​the user interface that presents the main options and tools of the office program. Which, they are displayed in the form of horizontal tabs and are characterized by being arranged in drop-down menus.

This means that, through that Word menu, you can access each and every one of the tools it provides to elaborate and adjust the different particularities of the text in question. Here, we proceed to mention which are these tabs available with some of their options:

  • Archive: New, open, save, save as, print, share, export and close.
  • Start: Clipboard, font, paragraph, styles and editing.
  • Insert: Pages, tables, illustrations, plugins, multimedia, links, comments, header and footer, text and symbols.
  • Design: Themes, types of title, colors, fonts, space between sections, effects and page background.
  • Format: Page setup, indent, spacing, and arrange.
  • References: Table of contents, footnotes, citations and bibliography, titles, index and table of authorities.
  • Correspondence: Create envelopes and labels, start mail merge, write and insert fields, preview results, finish and merge.
  • Check: Review, smart data search, translate to multiple languages, add new comments, track and control changes, compare and protect.
  • View: Reading mode, print layout, web layout, display (ruler, grid lines or navigation pane), zoom, window and macros.
  • PDFelement: Create PDF and general document settings (see PDF result, ask for file name, convert document information, create bookmark, etc.).



To get started, the vertical scroll bar in Word it is located at the extreme right of the initial window and consists of a fundamental element of the graphical interfaces. Thus, it is defined as a perpendicular bar that has two ends with arrows pointing in opposite directions (up and down), which is usually activated when the box is not wide enough to view all the content present.

Therefore, this vertical bar makes it easy to move the document vertically, that is, from top to bottom or vice versa. In order to be able to view all the writing easily

Added to that, if the width of the document exceeds the width of the screen, Microsoft Word also displays a horizontal scroll bar which can be seen at the bottom of the main window, above the status bar. Thus, through her, you can move the document from left to right or vice versa, to read it without any problem.

Status bar

Status bar

This bar is also known as “Word window work area” and is located in the lower left or below the horizontal scroll bar. There, it is responsible for presenting the current page number on which you are located, as well as the total number of pages produced, the number of words written, the revision error notification icon and the selected language. That is, show a small summary of the qualities of your written text.

Apart from this, the status bar also has other options on the right side of the window that are characterized by facilitating the customization of the panel around the form of display and closeness.

Below, we detail those options of interest:

  • Reading mode: In some versions, it is also a selection called “View Full Screen” and refers to a view that presents the document in full screen to make the reading of the text more comfortable and generalized.
  • Print layout: This consists of a view that displays the document as it will appear when printed. By default, it is the most used form of display in Word.
  • Web design: It is a view that allows you to observe the writing as it will appear in a web browser. It should be noted that it is the least used view mode.
  • The zoom slider: Through this small bar, you can zoom out or in on current Word document. It is usually at 100%, but its range is from 10% to 500%. Taking into account that, just by sliding the bar, you can define the desired zoom level.

Mouse pointer in Word

Mouse pointer in Word

In this program, you can use the mouse to select commands, scroll through the entire document, choose or move text, etc. Considering that, As you move the pointer of it in the Word window, it will take different shapes depending on the action.

Since, within the left margin of the text area, it can be seen as an arrow pointing at a slant to the right and instead in the rest of the text area, it looks like a kind of beam.

In addition to that, we define that the mouse can be used to perform any of the following tasks:

  • Point: When the mouse cursor is placed over an element.
  • One click: Clicking the left mouse button only once.
  • Double click: If you make two clicks in rapid succession on the left mouse button.
  • Triple click: Press the left mouse button three times quickly.
  • Right click: Once you press the right mouse button once, normally.

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