[vip_students] Re: email folderRe: Word Tutorials: Lesson 4, Understanding dialogue boxes!

  • From: "noreenmeagher" <noreenmeagher@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <vip_students@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 23:18:06 +0100

Hi again Petrina,
Overlooked the first part of your question in my original mail so here goes.
Can anyone give me (step by step) instructions on how to bring a message from my deleted items back to my inbox in Outlook Express.
1. In the Deleted folder  select the mail but don't open it.
2. Press control, shift and letter V.
3. up arrow to In box and right arrow to open it.
4. Press enter and your mail should be back in your In box.
Noreen M.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Petrina Finn" <petrinafinn@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2007 7:39 PM
Subject: [vip_students] email folderRe: Word Tutorials: Lesson 4, Understanding dialogue boxes!

  Hi all,

Can anyone give me (step by step) instructions on how to bring a message from my deleted items back to my inbox in Outlook Express. Also how do I made a new email folder.

Many thanks,
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Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2007 10:04 AM
Subject: [vip_students] Word Tutorials: Lesson 4, Understanding dialogue boxes!

Filling Out Dialog Boxes

Some commands are more complicated than others. Saving a file is a simple
process-you only need to select File → Save from the menu or click the Save
button on the Standard toolbar.

Screen reader users can use keyboard access such as "F12 and tab to the save button" or if the file has been previously saved they can just use "control
+ S".

Other commands are more complex-for example, suppose you want to change the top margin of the current document to a half-inch. Whenever you want to do
something relatively complicated, you must fill out a dialog box .

Definition: Dialog boxes are special windows which are used by computer
programs or by the operating system to display information to the user, or
to get a response
if needed. They are so-called because they form a dialog between the
computer and the user-either informing the user of something, or requesting
from the user, or both. In GUI terminology, a dialog box is a user control
or widget which appears when you  ask the computer to save a file, open a
file or some such other task.

Filling out a dialog box is usually very easy-if you've worked
at all with Windows, you've undoubtedly encountered hundreds of  Dialog
boxes. Especially when using Microsoft word.

Dialogue boxes usually contain several types of controls, including:

*. Text boxes For entering text such as the name of a file you have created.

*. List boxes, Which you can arrow through say for example when selecting a
file to open.

*. Check boxes which means you wish for some action to be performed by the
application you are in.

*. Drop-down lists (also called Combo boxes), an alternative kind of list
box that usually requests you to make a choice of what kind of function do
you wish to perform next.

*. Buttons, which you can choose one by pressing with the spacebar.

It's important that you know the names of these controls, because you will
refer to them in just about every lesson. This lesson gives you a tour
of a dialog box and illustrates the common controls, so you will be able to
identify them and know how to use them.

Step 1.Click the word Format on the menu bar .
Screen reader users, press keys "left alt + O" to open the format menu.

Step 2.The Format menu appears. Take a look at the items listed in the
Format menu all of them are followed by ellipses  or to someone using a
screen reader you will hear (...). The ellipses indicate that there
is a dialog box behind the menu item.
Note: Keep in mind what would happen if you were to click or enter on one of
these menu items.

Step 3. Select the word Font from the Format menu .

The Font dialog box appears.

Note: Remember: the purpose of this lesson is to learn about dialog boxes,
not how to format fonts (we'll
get to that later).
We opened the Font dialog box because it is one of the most complex dialog
boxes in Microsoft Word.

First, let's learn about the contents of such boxes;

(Edit Combo boxes or text boxes)
Step 1. Look at the Font text box. Text boxes are the most common component
of a dialog box and are very
similar to fill-in-the-blank sections found on paper forms.

Step 2. To use a text box, first select the text box by clicking it, or by
pressing the Tab key until the insertion point appears in the text box.
(Your screen reader should inform you when you are in the correct box as it
will say something like "edit"

Step 3.  Then you can  simply type the text into the text box.

Step 4. Select the Font text box and type the word; Arial
Note: because this edit box is also a list box combined you can instead of typing into it just scroll down or press the down arrow to get the selection
you want.

Now You've just filled out the text box,  nothing to it.

Note that the first three edit combo boxes as they are sometimes called can either be typed into or the scrolling action of a mouse or arrow keys can be
used instead.

*. The first box contains the type of fonts you can choose to write up your
document in.
*. Second box is the style of the font such as italic, bold or regular.
*. Third box contains the size which you want your font to be when it is

(List box)
The next stop in our dialog box tour is the list box , and there's one
located directly below the Font text box.

*. A list box is a way of fitting several options into a small box. List
boxes can Sometimes contain so many options that they can't all be displayed
at once, and you must use the list box's scroll bar to move
up or down in the list.
You can also use the arrow keys to move through the list box.

Step 1. Magnification users, Click and hold the Font list box's Scroll Down
button until Times New Roman appears in the list.
Screen reader users, use your arrow keys.

Step 2. Magnification users, Click the Times New Roman option in the list .
Screen reader users, Just arrow to "times new roman"

(Drop Down List boxes)
Our next destination is the drop-down list (also known as a combo box).

The drop-down list is the list box's cousin. The only difference is that you
click the drop-down list's downward-pointing arrow in order to display its
Screen reader users, When on a drop down list, "hold down the left alt key and press the down arrow once" then just use the down arrow to continue down
the list.

Step 1. Magnification users, Click the Underline style: list arrow .
Screen reader users use the left alt + down arrow.

*. A list of options appears.

Step 2. Select Words only from the list .

Well done, you have made your choice.


Sometimes you need to select more than one item from a dialog box. For
example, what if you want to add Shadow formatting and Small Caps formatting
to the
selected font? Use the check box when you're presented with multiple

Step 1. Magnification users, In the choice of checkboxes you are presented with as you tab through the Font dialog box, click the Shadow box and then
click the Small Caps box .
Screen reader users, use the tab key to jump to a particular checkbox and
select it using the spacebar.

(Dialogue box tab sheets)

The more complicated dialog boxes contain so many options that they can't
all fit on the same screen. When this happens, Windows divides the dialog
into several related tabs , or sections.
Basically this means that  you might have  several pages to go into when
working in a dialogue box.

Magnification users,  If you look near the top of the Font dialog box,
you'll notice you're currently on the Font tab sheet.  .

To view a different tab, simply click on it.
Screen reader users, for you to access different tab sheets, use the keys
"control +tab key".

Step 1. Magnification users, Click the Character Spacing tab at the top of
the dialog box .

The character spacing   portion of the dialogue  section appears.
Screen reader users, press keys "control + tab" to go to this page or tab

The last destination on our dialog box tour is the button ;
*. Buttons found in dialog boxes are used to execute or cancel commands.
*. Two buttons are usually found in every dialog box.

*. OK button: Applies and saves any changes you have made and, subsequently, closes the dialog box. Pressing the Enter key usually does the same thing as
the OK button.

Cancel Button: Closes the dialog box without applying and saving any
changes. Pressing the Esc key usually does the same thing as clicking the
Cancel button.

Click the Cancel button to cancel the changes you made and to close the Font
dialog box .



CLICK THE CONTROL WITH THE MOUSE, or use the keyboard "tab key and arrows.


CLICK THE TAB YOU WANT TO VIEW, or use keys control + tab to move between
tab sheets.





End of lesson 4.


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