The Title Bar
The title bar shows the name of StarOffice and usually the file name of the current
document. If you gave the document a title in File - Properties - Description, you
will see this instead of the file name.
The Menu Bar
At the top of the StarOffice window is the menu bar. Point with the mouse to a
command on the menu bar and press the left mouse button. The menu opens,
allowing you to choose a command from the submenu by clicking it.
The menus are organized into basic functions. On the Edit menu, for example, are
the functions you need to edit the current document (cut, copy, paste, undo
changes and so on), while on the View menu are functions that allow you to
control your view of the elements displayed on the screen.
The window containing the document you want to work on must be selected in
order to use the menu commands. Similarly, you must select an object in the
document to use the menu commands associated with the object.
The menus are context sensitive. This means that those menu items are available
that are relevant to the work currently being carried out. If the cursor is located
in a text, then all of those menu items are available that are needed to edit the
text. If you have selected graphics in a document, then you will see all of the
menu items that can be used to edit graphics.
You can see only the menu items that can currently be chosen. The other inactive
menu items are hidden. If you choose Tools - Options - StarOffice - View, you
can select the Inactive menu items box to see the inactive menu items as gray
In StarOffice you can change and adapt the menu bar the way you like. You can
also modify many of the toolbars and the Status Bar (Tools - Configure, see
Below the menu bar is the Function Bar. This bar contains icons for several impor-
tant commands and functions that you can use in StarOffice - to open a document
or print the current document, for example.
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