Re: child window vs. parent window

To close the document you're working on, you can also just press alt F for 
the files menu and close it from that menu.  I know some people like to do 
everything with hotkey commands, but I mention this for the sake of anyone 
who's ever wondered about just what the Word menus have in them, and how 
settings and functions are groups and related.

So you're saying that if you have only the framework interface of the 
program on screen (this means just typical window menu line and tool bars at 
the top, and a status line at the bottom, but the main part of the screen is 
blank because you've closed one document but haven't loaded a new one, the 
Word interface with nothing on the screen within its borders is called the 
parent window, and the actual content, the document, is called the child? 
That doesn't make intuitive or logical sense, to me.  (Disclosure:  I'm 
partially sighted and an old user of Word, and never before heard anyone use 
terms like this, whether in conversation or in Word documentation.

Very interesting.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patricia" <bcsarah.fan@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 5:33 PM
Subject: child window vs. parent window


the parent window is the main application, MS word in this case. the child
window is the document that appears when you start word. you can close word
with alt-f4, which, if you have a document open, closes the document as well
as the application. however, you can also do control-f4, which just closes
the current document you are working on, reading, etc. this still leaves
word open. if you do insert-t with jaws now you will hear jaws say "title
equals microsoft word." does this make sense? maybe there is a definition in
the jaws glossary. this is the best I can do. I think that the child window
and parent window are called as such because the document cannot be open
without the application being in the background...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 4:39 PM
Subject: Re: maximizing the child window in ms word


> Hi,
>
> Pressing control N opens what generally is called a new document.  If I've
> cleared the previous document from the screen but left Word running with
> just its menu line, status bar and tool bar still framing the screen, to
> me,
> *that* is the one and only window involved.  So when I press Control N to
> start a new document, or load a preexisting document using the Open
> (control
> O or Files menu) command, then a new document appears in the empty window,
> ready for editing.  I don't know what this has to do with parent windows
> and
> child windows.  I have a feeling it refers to some way in which I don't
> ordinarily use Word.  Hope someone will explain accurately
>
> thank you.  I believe this is not at all unrelated to Jaws, because,
> unable
> to see the screen clearly, I have only Jaws with which to interpret what's
> on it as I hear Jaws speak the program's announcements to me.  That's a
> pretty intimate connection.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Ben J. Bloomgren" <godsquad@xxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 4:28 PM
> Subject: Re: maximizing the child window in ms word
>
>
> I know that this isn't Jaws, but what on earth is a child window? Is that
> the window that comes up when you hit ctrl+n in Word?
> Ben
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Patricia" <bcsarah.fan@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: "JAWS List" <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 1:48 PM
> Subject: maximizing the child window in ms word
>
>
>>I never knew there existed such an option, but apparently you can maximize
>>just the child window in word. I thought that doing alt-space x maximized
>>everything, but now I don't know what it maximizes anymore. someone
>>sighted
>>said maximize your document, and I was unsure of how to do this. then they
>>clocked on it with the mouse and said "there. it's maximized." is there a
>>way to maximize the parent and child windows separately?
>>
>> Patricia
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